2 weeks COA: Int’l airline companies owe BI over P272M in administrative fines MB
Several international airline companies owe the Bureau of Immigration (BI) over P272 million in administrative fines for allowing aliens lacking proper documents into the country, the Commission on Audit has revealed. Commission on Audit (COA) (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) In the 2019 BI annual audit report, COA also noted a huge discrepancy in the balance of bail bonds payable amounting to P125,596,111.10 that do not carry any details or schedule.  Auditors said the correctness of the amount is “doubtful” because records at the Bureau of Treasury indicated that what was deposited by the BI had amounted to P175,541,550.15. ... more