The Department of Justice has dismissed two officers of the Bureau of Immigration in its fight to rid the service of corruption.
BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison said Immigration Assistant Salvacion Binuya and Immigration Officer Joel Gonzales were dismissed based on his recommendation, the bureau being one of the attached agencies of the DoJ.
The BI chief said Binuya was axed for allegedly soliciting money for the last 13 years from an American complainant who sought her help in extending his visa or stay in the country.
Gonzales, on the other hand, was dismissed for allegedly conspiring with human traffickers in sending to South Korea three of their victims. “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.
He said the “bureau is already growing and improving, and it can grow so much more if we get rid of corrupt practices.” Mison urged the men and women in the service to stay faithful to their jobs, providing honest and efficient service to its stakeholders.