Immigration authorities say they have

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines. February 14) Immigration authorities say they have “rescued” four Filipinas bound for Dubai after discovering they could be victims of illegal recruiters.
The Bureau of Immigration said on Sunday the incident happened on Feb. 8 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Officials’ suspicions were raised after the four gave inconsistent answers when asked about their travel itinerary.
The BI’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit said the women were supposed to be with two Chinese nationals who would then arrange for the travelers’ employment in Dubai.
“They claimed they were traveling as tourists, but when interviewed, they gave highly inconsistent answers to questions regarding their travel itinerary, and were even found to have lied about their jobs here,” BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. said.
The women told officials they were sales representatives at a computer shop in Manila but could not give proof of their employment. They later confessed to be housekeepers for a Chinese businessman in the city and were allegedly invited by their boss to visit and tour Dubai, all at his expense.
However, the women were unable to give their supposed boss’s name as well as other details.
“The passengers were then advised that if they intend to work abroad, they have to secure the appropriate overseas work permits. It was also highly peculiar that they attempted to leave via a special flight. Their recruiters might have thought that there would be less inspection as compared to those flying commercial,” Manahan added.
Commissioner Jaime Morente reminded Filipinos who want to work overseas that they must secure proper documentation before traveling abroad.