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Aug. 12, 19 | 4:08 pm

A number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose final destination was the UAE were intercepted by the agents of the Bureau of Immigration at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). 

Immigration port operations division chief Grifton Medina said Monday that 16 Filipinos were stopped from leaving the country last Aug. 7, all of whom were trying to fly out of the country as tourists, as per a report from the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

With a thorough investigation, the BI found out that they were illegally recruited workers. 

The 16 individuals were intercepted in two batches. The first batch of 12 Filipinos were bound for Taipei while the other group were bound for Hongkong.

NAIA authorities said that the first batch of OFWs admitted that their final destination was the United Arab Emirates.

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Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

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