The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reported that two American nationals, beforehand convicted of intercourse crimes involving minors, had been denied entry into the Philippines final week. Calvin Lee Spencer, 50, and Kevin David Bowens, 61, had been each turned away upon their arrival on the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco revealed that the US authorities had shared details about the legal information of the 2 people. Spencer was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Texas court docket in 2013 for molesting a 14-year-old lady, whereas Bowens obtained a five-year jail sentence from an Ohio court docket in 2005 for raping a 16-year-old lady.
The US authorities routinely present the BI with a listing of registered intercourse offenders (RSOs) who’re both getting into or planning to enter the Philippines. Below Philippine legislation, people convicted of crimes involving ethical turpitude are prohibited from getting into the nation. Consequently, each Spencer and Bowens have been added to the BI’s blacklist, stopping them from returning to the Philippines sooner or later.
In a separate incident, the BI intercepted 5 Filipinas on the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport who had been making an attempt to go away for Thailand. The ladies, reportedly recruited as academics, tried to board a flight utilizing cast journey authority paperwork from purported authorities companies. The passengers admitted that they had been unemployed and that the paperwork had been supplied to them by their handlers for a charge of over P30,000 every.
BI Commissioner Tansingco cautioned in opposition to the prevalence of human trafficking and fraudulent job recruitment schemes focusing on weak Filipinos searching for work overseas. He emphasised the necessity for heightened vigilance and cooperation amongst companies to stop the exploitation of people who fall sufferer to such illicit actions. A number of victims have shared harrowing experiences of abuse and exploitation by the hands of legal syndicates working underneath the guise of authentic employment alternatives. The BI has referred the case to the Inter-Company Council In opposition to Trafficking for additional investigation and acceptable authorized motion.