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Stop posting fake news re: Airport Operations – BI

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A frustrated Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco has called on the public to stop posting fake news picturing BI operations at the airports as bad.

The BI chief specifically referred to posts that circulated on social media on Sunday, stating that there were only four immigration officers on duty despite long lines.

“We made efforts to ensure to maximize our manpower. Posting inaccurate information only confuses the public and causes unnecessary panic to travelers,” he lamented, as he also appealed to the public not to post about BI’s airport operations without factual basis.

Tansingco shared that so far, they have received positive feedback on their operations, particularly during the peak season. He also encouraged travelers to post their experiences on social media for the public to see the various improvements made in airport operations.

“We are also using social media to post photos of our operations every two hours during weekends and holidays, to allow travelers to prepare should there be any congestion,” he added.

Meanwhile, Tansingco said the BI is conducting pre-qualifying examinations for Visayas applicants at the Cebu Doctors University from May 5-7.

The BI recently reported hiring 147 added immigration officers that are currently undergoing training under the Philippine Immigration Academy.

“We want to ensure that all qualified applicants from all parts of the country get a chance to apply for positions in the bureau. We only want the best of the best amongst our ranks,” he said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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