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‘Missing’ smuggling witness testifies at hearing

THE House of Representatives witness in the smuggling of 605 kilos of shabu yesterday surfaced at the hearing to testify on how the illegal drugs passed through the Bureau of Customs (BoC). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In his testimony, Laribert Hilario, former head of the BoC’s risk management office…

SC junks BoC P1B tax suit vs oil firm

THE Supreme Court has junked with finality the bid of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to collect almost P1 billion from oil giant Pilipinas Shell Corporation representing the total dutiable value of its 1996 crude oil importation, which was considered as abandoned in favor of the government by operation of…

BOCEA ‘disappointed’

With Commissioner Lapeña THE “honeymoon period” between Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, the employees and customs brokers appears to be at an end with the BoC Employees Association (BOCEA), saying they are “disappointed” with their new customs chief. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); BOCEA president Remedios Princesa, in…
  • Published in Nation

Irregularities in firetrucks purchase bared

THE Commission on Audit (COA) has discovered irregularities in the importation of 469 units of China-made firetrucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Because of this, the government lost P2.577 billion in revenues, the CoA said. A CoA team assigned with the Bureau of…
  • Published in Nation

BoC W-159, nasunog; Happy Birthday Gen. Lim!

ISANG bodega ng Bureau of Customs sa Port Area, Manila ang nasunog noong nakaraang Huwebes. Ang bodega ay naglalaman ng mga non-serviceable na sasakyan, gulong at pekeng produkto. Ang counterfeit goods ay kinabibilangan ng mga slipper, bag, ukay-ukay at tela. Ayon sa Bureau of Fire Protection, nagsimula ang sunog sa…
  • Published in Opinion

‘PDEA boys’ move to BoC

THE “trusted” subordinates at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) of its erstwhile director general, Isidro Lapeña, have started moving into their new positions at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to “help” Lapeña in the discharge of his new position as Customs commissioner. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Based on…
  • Published in Nation

Ex-solon seeks writ of kalikasan to protect Angat, La Mesa dams

A FORMER congressman yesterday filed a petition for writ of kalikasan before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to stop concerned officials from destroying the 4.7 million confiscated packs of cigarettes that are allegedly wrongly being disposed and burned in a watershed area in Norzagaray, Bulacan which is near the Angat…
  • Published in Nation

PPA opposes BoC plan to hike storage service rates

THE Philippine Ports Authority has opposed several provisions of a proposed Customs Administrative Order (CAO) that seeks to establish temporary storages for overstaying and abandoned cargoes at Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); PPA Assistant General Manager Hector Miole, in a position paper…
  • Published in Nation

Bombshell

GRANTED legislative immunity, broker Mark Ruben Taguba II yesterday detailed the giving of “tara” and even identified officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) who receive grease money for every container of goods entering the country. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); At yesterday’s House hearing on the P6.4-billion worth of…

Ex-Customs chief tells BoC to adopt cargo KISS system

A LAWMAKER who previously headed the Bureau of Customs (BoC) has cautioned against establishing temporary storages for overstaying and abandoned cargoes at the Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port, saying the proposed band-aid solution may create more problems in the long run. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Muntinlupa…
  • Published in Nation
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