Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) barred from entering the country on Thursday, an American previously convicted of sex crimes in the United States (US).
Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco 39-year-old Thomas Henry Vander Waal was intercepted at the NAIA Terminal 1 upon his arrival aboard a China Eastern Airlines flight from Taipei, Taiwan.
Tansingco said the American was immediately issued an exclusion order after the officer who processed his arrival saw that his name was in the BI’s alert list of registered sex offenders (RSO).
“Our immigration law expressly forbids entry of aliens who have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude because they are an undesirable aliens,” the BI Chief stressed.
According to the Interpol’s National Central Bureau in Manila, Vander Waal, who hails from Rock Valley, Sioux County, Iowa, has convictions related to sex offenses against minors in the US.
His convictions allegedly involved criminal offenses, including child pornography, sexual abuse, and molesting a child under 15 years of age.
Tansingco bared that he already issued an order directing the inclusion of the American in the BI’s blacklist of unwanted aliens.
“This effectively bans him from re-entering the Philippines so that he won’t pose a threat and risk to our women and children,” he added.
1 bettor wins P102-M jackpot in Lotto 6/42
A bettor won the P102,254,379.40 jackpot prize in the Lotto 6/42 draw this Saturday, November 4, 2023.
On the website of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, it is stated that the resulting combination of numbers is 07-34-11-26-05-06.
On PCSO’s Facebook page, it was stated that 69 bidders won the second prize with a prize of P24,000.00.
Meanwhile, there are no lucky bettors who hit the Megalotto 6/45 draw this Friday, November 3, 2023 with a jackpot prize of almost P100 million. The other major draw, the prize is more than P90 million.
On the website of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), it was stated that the combination of numbers in lotto 6/45 was 14-43-25-32-01-38, with a jackpot prize of P99,729,945.40.
On PCSO’s Facebook page, it was stated that 25 bidders won the 2nd prize with a prize of P32,000.00.
There was also no hit in the simultaneous draw Ultra Lotto 6/58, whose numbers came out as 58-37-47-31-10-32, and there was a prize of P94,199,198.80.