Fastfood chain aids, delivers meals to BI airport frontliners

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) airport frontliners expressed their appreciation for the support of a local fastfood chain in providing meals for personnel amidst the Covid-19 outbreak.

Meals were delivered to immigration frontliners on duty at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during the Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) and according to BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval, such is a a major help for BI personnel as it is very hard to buy food at the airport since most establishments are closed.

​It can be recalled that the BI has scaled down its operations in NAIA, following the temporary closure of NAIA Terminals 2, 3, and 4 to streamline operations in NAIA Terminal 1.

She said frontliners including immigration personnel who are still duty-bound to render services despite the risks appreciate these acts that allow them to continue their work.

Meantime, it was learned that BI Board of Commissioners Aldwin Alegre and J. Tobias Javier put out efforts to help BI personnel secure much-needed PPEs (personal protective equipment) and other needs during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sandoval said that earlier, the BI received facemasks and sanitizers from the Korean and Chinese Embassy, as well as PPEs from Malacanang, the Philippine Air Force and the Manila International Airport Authority.

The BI has also reported support from numerous politicians, foundations, and private entities in the procurement of much-needed PPEs.