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Bureau of Immigration gears up for SEA Games, holiday rush 

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Nov. 22, 19 | 5:00 pm

The Bureau of Immigration has placed its personnel on heightened alert in preparation for the influx of people arriving  for the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) as well as those for the holidays.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente issued a directive as the BI expects surge of travellers in the coming weeks.

“We are expecting up to 3% increase in arrivals and departures this holiday season. We are certain that there will be more tourists and balikbayans who will be flying in this Christmas,” Morente said.

“Even more now that the SEA Games will be held in the country, we are projecting an added 8,000 delegates including athletes, media, technical officials, volunteers, fans, and audiences,” the BI chief added.

In December 2018 alone, more than 1.5M passengers arrived in the country, while more than 1.2M left according to the immigration bureau.

Morente shared that many of these were Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Filipinos living abroad, who come home to celebrate the Christmas season.

“Christmas is probably the biggest and most anticipated holiday for our kababayan, hence it’s really part of the Filipino culture to want to be home for the holidays,” he commented.

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Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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