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BI deactivates port operations division

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deactivated its port operations division (POD), Commissioner Norman Tansingco said Friday.

Tansingco made the announcement after Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla approved their recommendation to streamline the operational structure of the airport services.

“This will remove the centralized authority over all airports, as well as empower and exact accountability on the BI airport terminal heads, who are now directly responsible over the operation and management of their respective terminals,” he said in a press statement.

Prior to the reorganization, the BI chief said the POD had a complex organizational system with many redundant and overlapping functions. 

“Through this way, we will have a leaner management system, and would be able to pinpoint problems, as well as properly commend those doing a good job,” he added. —Sundy Mae Locus/ VAL, GMA Integrated News