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Customs worker faces suspension for wrong SALN


A CUSTOMS employee faces a six-month suspension without pay for false information he submitted in his statement of assets and liabilities (SALN) for several years. The Ombudsman-Visayas found German Antopina, document processor of the Bureau of Customs, guilty of the administrative charge of less serious dishonesty following a complaint filed in November 24, 2015. The […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Container vans seized in Cebu, Tacloban

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Cartons filled with the local cigarette brand Mighty Cigarettes that bore fake tax stamps have reached the port of Cebu and Tacloban cities. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized 400 cartons of Mighty Cigarettes with alleged fake stamps in Tacloban City and two 40-footer container vans in Cebu City yesterday. Edgar Quejada, Bureau of Internal […]

Posted: March 7th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Nalutsan ta sa shabu sa basura’


Bisan ako nagduda gyud nga plantalya lang kadtong mga basura nga gipalusot dinhi sa Sugbo ug gitapok diha sa Tingub, Mandaue gikan sa South Korea. Nagtuo gyud ko nga mga shabu ang gihatod dinhi sa Sugbo unya gipaubanan sa mga basura aron wa nay inspection sa taga Bureau of Customs ug ubang ahensiya sa gobyerno. […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Hauling of Korean wastes in Tingub to Cebu port starts

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As the Mandaue City government and other concerned government agencies prepare to file charges against those responsible for bringing the shredded plastic wastes from South Korea into a Barangay Tingub lot, trucks started hauling the estimated 5,000 tons of Korean wastes to the Cebu International Port. Yesterday, about 30 trucks would be needed to carry […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Source: Plastics intended for briquettes


The tons of shredded plastics found dumped in a private lot in Barangay Tingub, Mandaue City, were not garbage but components in making briquettes. This was clarified by “Marco” (real name withheld on his request), who introduced himself to Cebu Daily News as the middleman between EnviroTech and the trucking services that hauled the tons […]

Posted: February 8th, 2017 in Headlines,News | Read More »

Cebu Customs shores up image with P1B surplus collection


A customs official in Cebu hoped that the surplus in import taxes and duties collected in 2016 would help change the public’s perception on the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and its workers. Cebu district collector Rico Rey Francis “Koko” Holganza said the agency and its employees, not just here but nationwide, have been marred by […]

Posted: January 4th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

‘Qualified’ OFWs may send tax-free ‘balikbayan’ boxes soon


Good news for overseas Filipino workers sending home balikbayan boxes to their loved ones. The Bureau of Customs and the Department of Finance have signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) prescribing the guidelines on duty- and tax-free balikbayan boxes. The two agencies have inked Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 05-2016, which serves as the IRR […]

Posted: December 11th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Cargo volume up


The booming economy and thriving import sector in Cebu province have resulted to a 20 percent increase of the volume of cargo passing through ports in Cebu in the first nine months of the year. According to a Cebu Port Authority (CPA) report obtained by Cebu Daily News, total cargo throughput hit 28.9 million metric […]

Posted: November 3rd, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cebu Customs office exceeds Sept. revenue target by P336M


THE Bureau of Customs office in Cebu continues to surpass its revenue targets with a P1.759 billion collection for September. According to BOC-Cebu records, this is a 23.63 percent increase from the month’s target collection of P1.423 billion. Acting Cebu Customs Collector Rey Francis “Koko” Holganza said that they could only do their job well […]

Posted: October 14th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »



Bureau of Customs gets ‘very bad’ rating nationwide Majority of Cebuano businessmen believe corruption in government is still rampant, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. According to the SWS 2016 Enterprise Survey on Corruption released in a roadshow in Cebu City on Wednesday, 54 out of 100 respondents in Metro Cebu perceive that there […]

Posted: October 12th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »