Pinay attempts to use fake passport to bring adopted child to PHL
Officials from the Philippine Consulate in Dubai stopped a Filipina from returning to the Philippines after she tried to use a fake passport for her adopted child.
According to a report of Khaleej Times, the Filipina's husband allegedly bought the bogus passport in the Philippines for P75,000 (Dh5,900).
Consul Ferdinand Flores said the Filipina was unable to apply for a genuine Philippine passport as the whereabouts of the baby's biological parents were unknown.
Flores said the biological mother was an illegal resident in Dubai who left the child with the foster mother a year ago.
The foster mother claimed to have tried but failed to contact the biological mother by phone.
Flores said no case was filed against the foster mom but insists the consulate does not condone her actions.
The Khaleej report quoted Flores as saying, "fortunately they went first to the consulate before they traveled lest they be held up in the immigration and the mother will be possibly charged with human trafficking."
The child remains with the foster mom.
Other cases of 'fake passport'
Meanwhile, a report on Gulf News said an overseas Filipino worker used a fake passport as a guarantee to obtain a company loan. He reportedly even tapped his coworkers as guarantors before running away with the money.
Another case involved a Filipina who used a fake passport, fake immigration stamps, and even a fake Dubai visa.
In the report, Flores said all cases have been reported to the police and are under investigation.
He said they exposed the modus operandi of those using fake passports to serve as an eye-opener for Filipinos. — Rie Takumi/VVP, GMA News