MANILA Immigration officers barred anew a 36-year-old Pakistani national, suspected of being a trainer for the terrorist group Daesh, from entering the country at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga last week.
BI OIC Deputy Commissioner Marc Red MariAas identified the suspect as Naeem Hussain, who was intercepted last Sept. 22, when he arrived aboard an Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai.
The foreigner was immediately excluded and booked on the first available flight to origin for being included in the bureau's list of suspected international terrorists.
He was turned away because he is on our alert list of suspected international terrorists for being an alleged trainer of Daesh, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement.
Daesh, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is waging a fanatical and brutal war against the US and its coalition partners in Iraq and Syria where it wants to establish an Islamic caliphate.
He has been on the watchlist of the military intelligence community which sought the BI's help in monitoring the Pakistani's possible entry or departure from the country.
According to Hussein, he had been working as a digital designer for the last 16 years and that he traveled to the Philippines to visit his Filipina girlfriend who lives in Olongapo City.
He has been denied entry last May when he attempted to enter the country, also from Dubai, via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). (PR)
Source: Philippine News Agency