May 19, 2024

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Israeli man wanted for VAWC intercepted by BI

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) officers intercepted an Israeli man wanted for a local case in the Philippines.

In a report to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, BI Tourist Visa Section (TVS) Chief Raymond Remigio identified the suspect as Amir Tesler, 49.

Tesler was intercepted afternoon of October 18 after attempting to extend his visa at the BI’s head office in Intramuros, Manila. He arrived last August and attempted to extend his 59-day stay in the country.

His application was processed by Immigration Officer Philip Reyes, who noticed that Tesler has an active derogatory record.  Further verification with authorities reveals that Tesler is the subject of a standing warrant of arrest for Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC).

The warrant was issued by the Regional Trial Court, National Capital Region Branch 109 in Pasay City last September 2021.

Tansingco praised the vigilance of the personnel involved in the successful interception.  He emphasized that the BI maintains a strong collaborative relationship with local law enforcement agencies to detect and apprehend individuals who may have pending legal matters in the Philippines.

Tesler was turned over to the Philippine National Police, who implemented the arrest warrant.