BI arrests Chinese woman with fake docs

Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 arrested a foreigner who presented fake documents last Sptember 5.

In a report to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, BI Border Control and Intelligence Unit Head Dennis Alcedo shared that the woman, identified as Zhiqun Liao, 31, was arrested after she attempted to depart for Quanzhou, China on board a Malaysian airlines flight.


During primary inspection, officers noted that her passport did not contain a Philippine arrival stamp, but a stamp was instead affixed on a certificate indicating her travel record. She also could not show the Philippine visa she used to allegedly enter the country, or her visa extensions.

Verification confirmed that the BI’s systems did not contain a record of her supposed arrival last June 15. Airline representatives likewise shared that the flight she allegedly took to arrive in the country was non-existent.

Zhiqun’s documents were submitted to the BI’s Forensic Documents Laboratory for tertiary inspection, which concluded that the document she submitted was counterfeit.


Zhiqun was immediately arrested and charged for violation of Section 45 (c) and (d) in relation to Section 37(a)9 of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940.

She will remain in the BI’s Warden Facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending resolution of her deporation charges.

BI arrests Indian man wanted by police

Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers intercepted an Indian man wanted for rape.


BI officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International airport Terminal 3 reported the interception of Jacob Manoj Paul Chempalakunnil, 50, who attempted to depart last September 8 on board a Jetstar Asia flight for Singapore.

Chempalakunnil was accosted by officers after being found to be in the BI’s database of individuals with criminal records.

He was said to be the subject of a warrant of arrest issued by Branch 220 in Quezon City. Chempalakunnil was ordered arrested for facing charges of rape with no bail.

Upon confirmation of his identity, immigration supervisors facilitated his turnover to the National Bureau of Investigation to effect his arrest.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco warned wanted criminals who will attempt to flee the country.

“As a policy, courts forward to us orders barring the travel of individuals who have a warrant of arrest or a hold departure order,” said Tansingco. “Upon receipt of orders from courts, we immediately include these individuals in our derogatory record,” he shared.

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