The Bureau of Immigration (BI) welcomed the decision of the Department of Justice to revamp three key positions of the agency.
The DOJ is the mother department of the BI, and has administrative control over the agency.
Lawyer Candy Tan, who was previously assigned at the BI main office, has been designated as the acting chief of the BI’s port operations division.
Tan who holds the plantilla position of Attorney III replaced Grifton Medina, who was reassigned as the bureau’s chief of personnel section.
Meanwhile, seasoned lawyer Ronaldo Ledesma, who currently heads the board of special inquiry and training office, has been assigned to chair the board of discipline. The newly-reconstituted board, made up of five lawyers, is expected to swiftly act on administrative cases.
“We welcome these new assignments given by the DOJ. We trust the wisdom of the secretary of justice, and we hope that these changes would allow us to further improve the quality of service that the BI provides,” Morente said.