Deported alien arrested at NAIA

A Chinese man was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers last September 18 after being found to be facing charges in China for illegal gambling.

The suspect, identified as Jiang Ning, 27, was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.


He attempted to depart on board a Philippine Airlines flight bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when immigration officers noted a derogatory record in their system issued against him.

Upon verification, it was confirmed that Jiang is the subject of an Interpol red notice after allegedly being wanted in China for involvement in setting up a gambling group, which was said to control 14 gambling platforms for illegal profits in China and the Philippines.

His group was said to have operated from 2014 to 2021, and have induced more than 100,000 Chinese to engage in gambling activities.


A warrant is out for his arrest issued by the Qijiang District Public Security Bureau of Chongqing Municipality. He was charged for opening a casino in violation of the Criminal Law of China, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

He was immediately referred to the BI’s Legal Division to charge him with undesirability. He will remain in the BI’s Warden Facility in Bicutan, Taguig, pending deportation proceedings.

Tansingco attends biometrics forum for benchmarking

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco attended a biometrics forum in Canada to benchmark technology trends for the Philippines.


The back-to-back symposium and forum dubbed as the 18th Symposium on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) and Joint International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Biometrics forum was attended by the BI Chief to study and adopt global trends on immigration and border management.

Tansingco firmly sees the need to modernize immigration systems to be at par with international counterparts. He has continuously pushed for the approval of the proposed immigration modernization law, which updates the country’s 83-year-old Philippine Immigration Act.

The symposium was held last September 12-14 at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Its various sessions focus on the need to enhance international cooperation to facilitate the movement of people while addressing challenges in international civil aviation.

During the forum, it was discussed that the Covid-19 pandemic greatly contributed to the speeding up of technological advancements and digitized processes.

Attendees of the forum were passport issuing agencies, immigration, passport issuing authorities among others of different countries worldwide.

Apart from the forum, the BI Chief also attended a meeting with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and viewed the facilities of the Vancouver International Airport.

“We have seen the latest trends in document security and biometrics in the event,” said Tansingco. “The learnings in this important activity will be included in our direction setting for us to be able to elevate border management in the Philippines,” he stated.

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