THE main office of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will be operating on a “skeleton” workforce or work-from-home (WFH) for three days beginning Monday, June 27, 2022.
In an advisory, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said that the adjustment follows the announced road closures and traffic rerouting by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) starting 12:01 a.m. of June 26, as part of security measures for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.
“The venue for the inauguration is less than 3 kilometers from the BI Main office,” said Morente. “Hence we are expecting that the road closures may affect the transportation in the area,” he added.
Morente further shared that the directive is pursuant to the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) memorandum allowing the adoption of alternative work arrangements.
“This shall ensure safe and convenient transportation of BI personnel without disrupting regular operations,” Morente added.
The BI chief assured that immigration services will remain continuous despite the schedule adjustment.
“We are ensuring unhampered services during this period,” he stated.
“However, the public may also consider going to any of our numerous offices nationwide for their immigration transactions to avoid the possible traffic congestion in the area,” he added.