BI ’employee’ in hot water for uploading Ozawa passport, photo
An alleged employee of the Bureau of Immigration is now in hot water for uploading on the Internet the passport and ID photo of Japanese actress Maria Ozawa.
The BI is now investigating the leak of the information, which was posted on Facebook by a certain Armee Camzon who claimed to be a staff of the BI.
Tonette Mangrobang, the agency’s spokesperson, said they are still verifying their personnel records to determine if the person who uploaded the photos is indeed one of their 2,000 employees.
She assured the culprit, should it be confirmed that he or she is their employee, will be facing penalties for the incident.
“The BI will not condone nor tolerate these acts. We assure the public that this case is isolated and the right to privacy of the BI’s clients is our paramount concern,” she said.
On Wednesday morning, a Facebook account supposedly belonging to Ozawa revealed the leak of the Japanese actress’ information from the agency, which was processing her working visa.
The post included photos of Camzon’s original post of Ozawa’s Japanese passport and ID photo, with the caption, “I bet you know this girl.”
Camzon’s account has been deleted but her photos of the famous Japanese actress went viral with Ozawa’s complaint on social media.
The 30-year-old Ozawa is a former adult video actress and model who went by the name Miyabi, earning her a legion of fans.
She went to the Philippines last year to guest in a radio show in April. Later that year, she shot a film, “Nilalang,” in which she played Miyuki, the daughter of a Yakuza member. She starred opposite Cesar Montano.
Ozawa later decided to stay on in the country, running the “Singles Bar” at the Remington Hotel located at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.
“This is very wrong. Immigration is a place where people trust and give their private accounts, details and look what she’s done to my privacy,” part of Ozawa’s post read.
She added that she reported the incident to her managers, who will be handling the issue.
“I love this country and I’m doing my very best to stay here for good but how can I stay here for good when people like this really exist? How am I supposed to trust people?” the actress asked.
Ozawa said Camzon’s post made her so “mad and sad at the same time” and that she would understand if the one who posted it was someone she knew who did it for fun.
“They are just being bastos (rude). But people who actually work in immigration doing stuff like this? I just cannot believe it,” she said.
Mangrobang said Camzon is not on their list of BI employees but the agency is still verifying its personnel records to make sure.
“We are currently conducting our investigation. The BI personnel section was tasked to confirm whether the person who holds the account is one among our almost 2,000 employees,” she said.
An informant from the BI said the agency is looking into the possibility that the owner of the Facebook account which posted Ozawa’s passport and photo is using an alias.
If the culprit is confirmed to be a regular BI employee, he or she will be facing administrative charges for the incident. TVJ/rga
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