De Lima belies report of BI chief’s sacking

By on November 27, 2014


Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. Facebook photo
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. Facebook photo

MANILA — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday vehemently belied a report that Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Sigfried Mison was relieved from his post.

De Lima said that there was no truth about such a report.

De Lima added that Mison has not yet committed any wrongdoing, hence, there’s no basis to relieve him from his post.

It was earlier reported that Mison was relieved from his post after the issuance of the blacklist order against the nine Hong Kong journalists who allegedly “heckled” on President Benigno S. Aquino III which took place during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bali, Indonesia in 2013.

The blacklist order against the nine foreign journalists was pursuant to the recommendation of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA).

The BI lifted the said blacklist order against the nine foreign journalists on Tuesday.