AS part of its continuing program aimed at preventing fraternization and improving its services to the traveling public, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday rotated anew some 500 of its officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
BI Deputy Commissioner and Port Operations Division (POD) Chief Marc Red Mariñas, in his report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, said a total of 469 immigration officers performing frontline duties at the airport received their new terminal assignments on Thursday, a move which surprised BI personnel assigned at the NAIA since many of them did not expect the rotation to happen before the yearend.
Mariñas said the move was in compliance with Morente’s instruction for the POD to effect the rotation of terminal assignments regularly.
“No one was exempted from the rotation and the scheme, which was last implemented in July, will be initiated again early next year,” he said.
It was learned that aside from rotating terminal assignments, some officers were likewise transferred to other shifts, depending on the results of the assessment of their work performance.
Earlier, a total of 96 immigration officers completed an immigration course at the Philippine Immigration Academy for deployment to major airports and border crossing stations.
It was learned that the BI will continue to hire additional personnel next year.