The Manila International Airport Authority on Monday promoted 40 airport police officers
for their good performance, achievements and honesty in the line of duty.
MIAA general manager Eddie Monreal led the donning of ranks to the newly promoted airport police officers during the flag raising ceremony at the agency’s head office in Pasay City.
The police officers with the rank of Airport Police Officer 2 (APO2) and APO3 were promoted to the position of Airport Police Inspector with a government salary grade of 18.
A salary grade of 18, under existing laws, means a salary from P31,351 to P33,846.
The new set of airport police officers were also chosen on the basis of their educational attainment, length of service, relevant experience, training and performance for two consecutive rating periods.
“You don’t owe us anything. What you have achieved, you owe it to yourselves. You owe it to your effort to improve your knowledge and your commitment to your oath of office,” said Monreal in his message addressed to the police officers.
“I appeal to you to continue implementing the law, policies and regulations through genuine public service. I believe that in this way we will be able to finally regain the positive image we all want for this airport,” he added.
Last month, a Filipina worker in Japan was all praise for the airport police and security of MIAA personnel for the return of her wallet containing foreign and Philippine currencies worth about P100,000 which she lost at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport-Terminal 2 eight months ago.
Marilyn Vallada, a resident of Nueva Ecija, also thanked officials of the MIAA Lost and Found Section who found and took care of her lost wallet since November last year.
Monreal stressed that not everyone who works at the airport is bad.
“Not all employees or officials working at the airport are corrupt and dishonest. Still, there are people who are honest to their job and we need those guys here at the airport,” Monreal said.