Paliwanag ni Commissioner Ricardo David sa sitwasyon sa NAIA1Sumulat si Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Ricardo A. David ,Jr. na dating Philippine Armed Forces chief of staff, tungkol sa aking sinulat noong Hulyo 1 tungkol sa sobrang haba na pila sa immigration sa NAIA 1.
Ipinaliwanag ni Commissioner David na pitong buwan na nakasara ang ilang parte ng runway ng NAIA dahil inaayos kaya kailangan walang eroplano sa runway 30 minutos makalaampas ang hatingggabi. Dahil doon, sunod-sunod ang mga dating ng eroplano.
Ang problema, maliit talaga ang lugar para sa immigration sa NAIA I.
Ito ang isang parte ng sulat ni David: “Please be informed tha the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has commenced implementing a seven-month partial closure of the NAIA due to runway repairs from January to August 2012 from 00:30H to 5:30H, affecting departing and arriving flights at the NAIA.
“Consequently, all airlines are compelled to arrive and depart at the NAIA runway before 00:30H. Specifically for NAIA Terminal I, this resulted to 19 succeeding flight arrivals from 2120H to 0010H. Moreover, the buildup of passengers became more obvious due to the limited space allotted for passengers at the immigration arrival area where primary inspection can only be conducted with the placement of three additional counters.”
Sabi ni David, hindi totoo na kaya kulang ang mga immigration personnel dahil wala silang pambayad ng overtime.
“Thus, we would like to clarify that this concern does not involve at all the issue on overtime payment for our personnel.”
Sa ngayon, sabi niya, patuloy ang training nila ng mga immigrtation officers: “Presently, we are reinforcing our human resource capability. The undersigned initiated the creation of one hundred (100) Immigration Officers (IO) I items which was favorably approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) through the endorsement of the Office of the President (OP).
“For CY 2012, we have already deployed forty-nine new regular Immigration Officers I at the NAIA who underwent the rigid training of Basic Immigration Officers Course at the Philippine Immigration Academy (PIA). Despite this development, we still lack IOs at the NAIA as other senior officers were re-assigned to other international airports and immigration offices in the country, including our border crossing stations.
“However, we have developed and implemented an enhanced duty schedule for our IOs and Acting IOs in order to maximize their utilization.”
Sabi ni David, para madali makita ng mga dumarating ang tamang counter na kanilang pipilahan, inutusan niya acting chief, Airport Operations Division na si Benito G. Se, Jr., na makipag-coordinate sa NAIA I Terminal manager para maglagay ng mas madaling makita mga sign.
“I have already instructed M. Benito G. Se, Jr., acting chief, Airport Operations Division, to closely coordinate with the NSIA Teminal I Manager for the construction of bigger and more visible signages to better guide arriving passengers.
“Counters 1 and 2 are designated for passengers in wheelchair and People with Disability (PWD), Counter 3 to 10 are for visitors and all other typologies of passengers. Counters 11 and 12 are for diplomats and official passport holders as well as those with Asia-pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Cards (BTCs) while counters 13 to 20 are exclusively designated for Filipino nationals. “
Salamat naman at aksyun kaagad si Commissioner David para magiging “More fun in the Philippines” para sa mga dumarating na pasahero.
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