Immigration employee involved in NAIA altercation relieved of post

By , on May 7, 2014


Screenshot of cellphone video of Rangiris and Jiang's altercation in NAIA Terminal 3. Watch the full video from ABS-CBN News.
Screenshot of cellphone video of Rangiris and Jiang’s altercation in NAIA Terminal 3. Watch the full video from ABS-CBN News.

 

MANILA — Rashid Rangiris, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) employee who was involved in a skirmish with a Chinese national in NAIA on May 5, was relieved of his post.

Rangiris, a contractual employee of the BI Inteligence Division, was “advised not to report to work for the meantime” and is currently on preventive suspension as investigations are conducted regarding Monday’s airport squabble.

The Bureau released a statement saying, “Pending the results of an ongoing investigation, [Rashid Rangiris] was relieved from his post and advised not to report to work for the meantime after being involved in an incident with an excluded Chinese national at NAIA Terminal 3 last 05 May 2014. Rangiris, a contractual employee of the Bureau assigned at the Intelligence Division, retaliated when Jiang Huixiang, an excluded Chinese national hit and kicked him after he tried to escort her back to the exclusion room in Terminal 3. Prior to this, the Chinese national also bit the right hand of another security personnel who tried to restrain her from making any more aggression.”

The Chinese woman, identified as Jiang Huixiang, was denied entry to the country for lack of proper documentation and was supposed to be taken to the BI exclusion room as stated in the deportation process.

However, as she was taken to the exclusion room, she allegedly kicked and hit Rangiris. She also reportedly bit another security personnel who was escorting her to the room.

The woman’s aggression set Rangiris off, who decided to pull the woman as she lay on the floor. In the video, Rangiris was also seen hitting the woman and then dragging her off behind a wall as two security personnel watched and brought her luggage out in the hallway.

With report from Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News