AVIATION officials have dismissed Daniel Dimagiba, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, for misconduct and graft, the agency said yesterday.
It said the dismissal meant Dimagiba forfeited his benefits and was now disqualified from the government service.
Dimagiba issued a license to One Sky Aviation Services Inc. without authority, misrepresented himself with foreign aviation authorities and international organizations, and ordered flight instructors to change the failing grades of two pilots to passing, the agency said.
“These particular acts led to a formal investigation by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia that confirmed the illegal acts and thus embarrassed the Philippine government,” the agency said.
It said Dimagiba’s actions also “put the Philippines on the spot” because they drew the ire of the European Union Safety Committee in Brussels.