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Fool-proof BI arrival/departure stamps launched


MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday started marking new arrival and departure stamps on passports of all international travelers in its bid to eradicate forgery that spurred human trafficking and evasion of immigration fees.

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said the new stamps contain security features that any attempt to replicate them can easily be detected by immigration officials stationed in all ports across the country.

Dubbed as the Bureau of Immigration Border Stamps, its usage began midnight Tuesday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Immigration officers at the airports of Cebu, Clark, Davao, Iloilo and Kalibo have also started using the new seals on Wednesday, according to David.

The old immigration arrival and departure stamps will no longer be recognized by authorities.—Jocelyn R. Uy


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  • eight_log

    Bakit gayahin ang ibang bansa … meron finger printing pagdating at paglabas … yan ang fool-proof!!! Ang stamp eh nadadala yan kahit saan kung gugustuhin … ang finger print ay mahirap baguhin yan!!!!!!!

  • oh_noh

    hello digital finger print / retina scan… who are these BI jokers fooling???

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    smoke and mirrors. who you gonna fool? Dumb donkey Filipinos.

    • R_RR

      You are indeed a dumb donkey Pinoy. Bwahahaha.

      You have an “obsessive compulsive” personality wherein you keep on writing the same thing all over. Bwahahahaha. Dumb donkey koolkid_inthehouse

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        you made me call you dumb donkey so many of your kind in this country.



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