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THE BUREAU of Immigration said on Saturday an investigation into Japanese actress Maria Ozawa’s complaint that her photos and passport were posted on Facebook by a BI employee showed this was not the case.
The BI said its records showed “Armee Camzon,” the supposed uploader of Ozawa’s photos, was not one of its 2,000 employees.
“Per records, the alleged Facebook user name Armee Camzon is not an employee of the bureau and could be a poseur,” the agency said.
The BI said it had not ended its investigation, as it stressed the incident was “isolated and the right to privacy of the BI’s clients is our paramount concern.”
A BI source said an outsider acting as a fixer or travel agent might have been responsible for uploading Ozawa’s photographs without authorization.
“It could be the handiwork of fixers working in the guise of travel agencies accredited to help foreigners and other clients,” said the source, who declined to be named for lack of authority to speak on the matter.
The source added that anyone could claim on social media that he or she was an employee of the BI.
The 30-year-old Japanese actress complained on social media upon discovering earlier this week that her passport and ID photos were going viral on the internet. A certain “Armee Camzon” who claimed to be an employee of the BI posted the photographs.
Camzon’s account has since been deleted but the photos of the popular Japanese actress went viral after Ozawa complained on Facebook. She said her right to privacy had been violated.
Ozawa is a former adult video actress who went by the name Miyabi, which gained for her a huge fan base in Japan and abroad. She has since appeared in a local movie and now runs a hotel bar near Manila’s international airport.