Instructors from the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) successfully passed and completed the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Certification Session, last 21 – 25 November 2022 held at the ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre in Singapore. The said course was participated by a total of fifteen (15) instructors from Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand and the Philippines, who all underwent theoretical and practical exercises.
Cecilia Bona, OIC of the OTS Training Program Development Division, and Bernalyn Sison, Training Specialist III, were granted and recognized by the international body as ICAO-certified AVSEC Instructors. Participants who gained this recognition will be called upon by ICAO to deliver AVSEC training within the ASTC Network or as part of ICAO AVSEC assistance projects.
OTS Administrator Undersecretary Ma.O Aplasca expressed his confidence that the Philippines is gaining ground in the international arena with respect to aviation security.
“We now have two ICAO-certified Aviation Security Instructors. This means that we have instructors who are internationally recognized, more capable to deliver training program for our Security Screening Officers and even outside the country or within the Aviation Security Training Centre network.” Usec. Aplasca said.