The Bureau of Immigration has reshuffled several officials holding key posts in its headquarters in Intramuros and its satellite offices across the country following reports that some of them are engaged in illegal activities.
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente signed a string of personnel orders transferring and reassigning several BI officials to institute reforms and professionalize the bureau.
“These reassignments are in compliance with the Commissioner Morente’s instructions to effect reforms aimed at achieving good governance and instituting a dynamic bureaucracy,” Immigration chief of staff Jess Castro said.
Morente designated Alnazib Aljun Decampong as new chief of the Sea Port Operations Section vice Dennis Opina, who was reassigned to the satellite office in Laguna.
Rizminh Alonto is the new head of BI Davao in place of Decampong, while Mark Leslie Gonzales is the new chief of Tourist Visa Section vice Jennifer Seneca.
Morente likewise issued an order transferring the Tourist Visa Section from Office of the Commissioner to the Immigration Regulation Division, which is headed by Rogelio Gevero.
Former SM North Satellite Office head Justin Galvez was replaced by Aileen Sta Ana. Galvez was transferred to the BI Student Desk.
Office of the Commissioner office manager Arnulfo Maminta was replaced by Rumaine Pascual; while former Personnel Office chief Cris Villalobos was reassigned to the Legal Division and Oliver Dato is the new warden of BI’s jail in Bicutan, replacing Steve Parcon who was detailed to Iloilo City.
Morente also designated Editha Mercader as head of BI-ACO SM Aura Satellite office.