Dismissed were immigration assistant Salvacion Binuya and Immigration Officer Joel Gonzales.
Binuya was dismissed for grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service after a complaint filed by an American in the Philippines.
Binuya was found guilt of soliciting money from the American for his extension of his visa and required him to deposit the payment into her personal account for a period of 13 years.
Gonzales was dismissed for gross neglect of duty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service after he conspired to facilitate the departure of three human trafficking victims bound for Korea.
“We are serious about cleaning up our ranks. Change is real. We have a zero tolerance policy for corruption, and we will enforce it,” said Mison.
“The Bureau is already growing and improving, and it can grow so much more if we get rid of corrupt practices,” he added.
Mison reminded other immigration employees to stay true to their duty of proving efficient, innovative, and effective immigration service.
“There are a lot of good guys at the bureau, we just have to make sure to weed out the bad ones so that our years of progress will not be halted,” said Mison.
Records show that since 2014 the Bureau of Immigration has dismissed 26 employees.
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