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BI celebrates agency’s achievements

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Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco led the recent weeklong yearend celebration of the agency, themed, ‘Pasasalamat mula sa Bureau of Immigration‘, which the bureau took as an opportunity for BI employees to celebrate the achievements of the agency.

With the welcoming of the new government last July, Tansingco said that numerous plans and projects are lined up for the improvement of the BI, among which are introduction of electronic transactions and payments for immigration applications.

The eTravel system, a joint project of different border management agencies, was also highlighted as a major achievement of the year and also expected to be launched before the new year is the online visa waiver project, which will allow short term tourist to easily extend their visas online, to facilitate the rebound of Philippine tourism.

“We celebrate a new beginning for the bureau. Despite the many issues and challenges in the past, we look forward to a better future,” said Tansingco. “Anticipate. Innovate. Motivate. These are the agency’s direction in the next years. Anticipate what is needed, innovate to improve our services, and motivate each other to be the best public servants. Aim high BI,” Tansingco said.

The weeklong activity featured gift giving for children of BI employees, as well as janitorial and security services and an outreach program for underprivileged families in the area, he added.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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