2 immigration execs probed

January 18, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 203 views

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco shared that two personnel have been relieved from their posts following reports of involvement in illegal activities.

In an order signed last January 17, Tansingco relieved two immigration officers after receiving intelligence reports that they have been involved in trafficking activities at the Clark International Airport (CIA) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

“We have received information that the two have links to trafficking syndicates,” said Tansingco. “We are initiating an investigation to verify this information, and if there is indeed probable cause, we shall file the appropriate case before the Department of Justice (DOJ),” he added.

Tansingco said that as a preventive measure, the two will temporarily be assigned to back-end office duties pending the investigation.

“While imposing penalties would be subject to the resolution of possible cases against them, we are relieving them from frontline duty to ensure unbiased investigation,” shared Tansingco.

He further warned employees not to be involved in illegal activities, lest face administrative cases, suspension, or dismissal.

“The elimination of corruption is really one of my main targets in the Bureau,” said Tansingco. “Any attempt to engage with corrupt practices shall be met with the harshest penalties possible,” he warned. By JUN I. LEGASPI & HECTOR LAWAS