CUSTOMS COMEBACK KID

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/22/2018

Three months ago, she was relieved as district collector of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Cebu as part of the efforts to clean up the bureaucracy. But on Monday, Elvira Cruz was back to her post…

Customs exec uses Bible verses to fight corruption in government service

USJ-R Intern Rosalie Abatayo 10/02/2017

FOR Lawyer Edward James Dy Buco, corruption is a work of the devil that can only be eradicated using the Word of God. With the prevalent scandals of corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) where Dy…

89 donate blood for Customs sub-port of Mactan

Norman V. Mendoza 09/27/2017

A total of 89 persons donated blood during the bloodletting activity organized by the Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan last Saturday. The bloodletting activity was spearheaded by Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan head Gerardo Campo,…

Ruiz leaves PDEA for Customs post

Intern 09/04/2017

A long-time career officer of the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) will serve as acting regional director to replace outgoing PDEA Chief Yogi Filemon Ruiz. Lawyer Ana Lynn O. Hernandez will serve as acting PDEA chief…

PLDT expands LTE support to Sun Cellular customers

Victor Anthony Silva 08/31/2017

  Telecom and digital service provider PLDT will provide LTE support for its Sun customers in Cebu which it considers its primary “Sun country.” This is in line with PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc.’s completion of…

375 women in Lapu get rice from Customs

Norman V. Mendoza 07/31/2017

  The members of the Kababayen-an Association in Lapu-Lapu City have benefited from the outreach program organized by the Bureau of Customs Sub-Port of Mactan last Thursday in celebration of its 131st founding anniversary. A total of…

Recto tells Customs: Cut red tape in balikbayan boxes rule

Inquirer 07/26/2017

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) should start amending its rules on the shipment of balikbayan boxes “with some commonsensical changes” to its regulations to prevent red tape, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Wednesday. Recto…

Customs worker faces suspension for wrong SALN

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/20/2017

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,…

‘Customs official’ nabbed for drugs

Nestle L. Semilla 03/08/2017

He came to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) office and threw a tantrum because he wanted to have the gun he pawned from a friend, who was arrested in a drug operation years…

Cebu Customs shores up image with P1B surplus collection

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/04/2017

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…

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