MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has named lawyer Norman Garcera Tansingco as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
“We confirm the appointment of Atty. Norman Garcera Tansingco as Commissioner, Bureau of Immigration, Department of Justice,” Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in a press statement.
Malacañang released a copy of Tansingco’s appointment paper to reporters.
Tansingco will replace officer-in-charge Rogelio Gevero Jr., who was appointed by Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla last month.
The BI is one of the three attached agencies under the DOJ.
Tansingco worked at BI for nearly a decade –from July 2007 up to January 2017. He was chief of staff of former Commissioner Marcelino Libanan during the term of former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
He was also concurrent technical assistant for operations under the Office of the Commissioner and attorney III of the BI Board of Special Inquiry.
Tansingco, a certified public accountant, was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1991.
The BI is primary enforcement arm tasked to ensure that all foreigners within its territorial jurisdiction comply with existing laws. It also acts as chief repository of all immigration records pertaining to entry, temporary sojourn, admission, residence and departure of all foreigners in the country. (PNA)