NEW OFFICERS High-ranking immigration officers at the airport are replaced to revitalize the bureau’s operations. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reshuffled its officials holding key positions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and two other airports as part of management’s thrust to revitalize operations.
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the latest revamp affected 12 senior officers assigned at the Bureau’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU) whose members conduct secondary checks on arriving and departing passengers in the different international ports.
“I have issued the personnel orders designating new officers who will supervise the TCEU not only at Naia but in the airports of Mactan and Iloilo as well,” Morente said in a statement.
“This is just the initial wave of a thorough revamp that we shall implement in our airports in the coming days,” he added.
Morente observed that many of the officers affected by the revamp had been in their posts for over two years, saying that it was time to let others serve.
He stressed that immigration officers at Naia perform a critical and important role in securing the country’s ports.
Grifton Medina, BI Port Operations Division chief, said the reshuffle was also aimed at preventing fraternization in the workplace — a major cause of corruption in government.
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