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BoC forms ‘SITs’ for alerted shipments

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) yesterday formally announced the start of operations of four ‘Special Inspection Teams’ (SIT) specifically tasked to inspect and hasten the release of shipments alerted due to suspected undervaluation at the country’s two premier ports, the Port of Manila (POM) and the Manila International Container Port…
  • Published in Nation

‘Balik-eksena’ ang PNP sa ‘War on Drugs’

MULING papasok sa eksena ang Philippine National Police (PNP) sa giyera kontra-droga ng administrasyong Duterte, na una ninyong nabasa dito mga kabayan, sa aking kolum noong Nobyembre 28 (‘Balik na sa Drug War ang PNP’). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bagaman, ang PDEA pa rin ang magiging ‘lead agency’ sa…
  • Published in Opinion

‘Anib’ ngayong Marso

BAGO ang lahat, pagbati muna sa ngayon ay “sobrang kinaiinggitan” sa pantalan na ‘House of Thieves,’ err, ‘House of Tebes’ na siya umanong ‘unofficial player’ (kasi hindi puwedeng aminin) na “binasbasan” ng tinatawag namang ‘Davao Group’ upang gumawa ng samu’t saring kabulastugan sa Bureau of Customs (BoC) katulad ng garapalang…
  • Published in Opinion

Alam kaya ni Finance Sec. Dominguez na may bagong Tita Nanie sa BoC?

MALAKING sampal sa Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) ang ipinalabas na desisyon ng Department of Justice (DoJ) na nagpapawalang sala kina dating Bureau of Customs (BoC) chief Nicanor Faeldon sa isyu ng P6.4 billion na halaga ng shabu na nakapasok sa bansa. Si Faeldon, kasama ang mga ‘Magdalo Group’ sa…
  • Published in Opinion

BoC plan on cargo storage raises concern

KEY port stakeholders, including business groups and foreign investors, have raised the alarm on the plan of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to establish temporary storages for “overstaying or abandoned” goods, a move which they said reeks of the agency’s supposed inefficiency and propensity for corruption which will lead to…

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

‘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

BoC to release smugglers’ ‘modus operandi’

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is to release the ‘modus operandi’ (MO) of smugglers and other tax cheats to further strengthen its campaign against smuggling under Commissioner Isidro Lapeña. In an interview, Major Jaybee Cometa, a former member of the elite ‘Scout Rangers’ of the Philippine Army and current head…

‘Davao boys’ take top Customs posts in Manila

THE district collector from the Davao collection district and three others have been transferred to take charge of the country’s premier port, the Port of Manila (POM), after its top officials were relieved for failure to meet last month’s collection target. In several ‘Customs Personnel Orders’ (CPOs) signed by Bureau…
  • 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
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