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Two sex offenders denied entry at NAIA

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Two registered sex offenders (RSO) who were deemed as threats to public morals have been denied entry into the country by immigration officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal.

This brings to 75 the total of RSOs already prevented from entering the country from January to May this year, sending a clear message that the Philippines is committed to upholding its values, safeguarding public morals, and protecting its citizens from potential threats.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the two, identified as Donell English and Brandon Todd Killen, both American nationals, were denied entry on separate occasions at the on June 6 and 8, respectively.

The BI chief expressed his appreciation for the vigilance displayed by immigration personnel stationed at the international airports., adding: “Our IOs will expeditiously process the arrival and departure but at the same time check the purpose of the travel.”

He further emphasized that thorough screening of passengers is crucial in safeguarding the country against the threats of terrorism, human trafficking, and transnational crimes.

The BI‘s decision to deny the entry of these individuals reflects the government’s commitment in upholding the highest standards of security and morality. Sex offenders pose a significant risk to society, and the Bureau remains steadfast in its efforts to prevent their entry into the country, said Tansingco.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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