BI deports Fil-Swiss activist based on undisclosed intel reportMANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration cited an undisclosed intelligence report as the basis for the deportation of Anakbayan Switzerland chairperson Edna Becher upon her recent arrival in the Philippines. Becher, a Filipina-Swiss activist, was earlier barred from entering the country after arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 3. "Subject was excluded for being blacklisted in the Philippines since 2021," said Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval to Philstar.com on Saturday. "She was the subject of a government intelligence report regarding activities that may be considered as undesirable." Becher's group is a legal activist formation that organizes the youth sector in the Philippines and abroad.
Source: Philippine Star December 09, 2023 16:19 UTC