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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 »

‘Customs official’ nabbed for drugs


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 ago, returned. Now, Gregorio Laurente, who claimed to be a Customs official in Surigao City, is detained at […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Headlines | 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 »

UC grad in top 10 of Custom brokers exam


A graduate from University of Cebu (UC) was the lone examinee from Cebu who made it to the top ten of the November 2016 Customs Broker Licensure Examination. Arnold Sortones Librado ranked third with an average rating of 91.75 percent in a result announced by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Friday. There were 1,030 […]

Posted: November 18th, 2016 in Breaking | 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 »

Cebu air freight forwarders told to innovate, be globally competitive


With Cebu positioned as a gateway to southern Philippines, opportunities abound for freight forwarding and logistics businesses here. This was what former Customs Commissioner Bert Lina told members of the Air Cargo Forwarders of the Philippines, Inc. (AFPI) Cebu Chapter during its general membership meeting at the City Sports Club on Friday. Lina asked the […]

Posted: August 19th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Ombuds indicts Customs examiner


The Office of the Ombudsman – Visayas has indicted Albert Payusan Barliso, acting customs examiner of the Bureau of Customs – Collection District 7, on charges of qualified theft and violation of RA 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. He was accused of stealing money amounting to JPY 159,000 or about P59,402.00 from […]

Posted: August 12th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Former councilor appointed Customs collector


A FORMER Cebu City councilor has been appointed as the new Port of Cebu district collector of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Rico Rey Francis “Koko” Holganza is replacing retired general Arnulfo Marcos, who served in Cebu for eight months. “He (Marcos) said as a good soldier, he will follow orders from superiors. He has […]

Posted: January 13th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

UC grad in top 10 brokers exam


A GRADUATE of the University of Cebu (UC) landed in the list of top 10 passers in the November 2015 Customs Broker Licensure Examination. Alain Paul Labra Dueñas landed in 5th place with 89.75 average rating.  About 721 out of 1,764 passed the examination as announced by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)earlier. The examination was […]

Posted: November 16th, 2015 in Breaking | Read More »