Australian Ambassador: 7 containers shipped to Mindanao contains recycled materials not wastes

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Australian Ambassador Steven Robinson said that the seven 40-footer container vans that came from their country and arrived in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on May 7, 2019 did not contain wastes as reported by the local…

Undeclared items seized by BOC Cebu waiting for disposition

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu will soon dispose undeclared personal effects, mostly branded footwear, which they seized from a traveler who arrived in Cebu from China on March 26, 2019. The personal effects…

BOC issues alert order against shipment containing four luxury vehicles from Japan

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Cebu has issued an alert order against four misdeclared luxury cars that were shipped from Japan and that arrived at the ports of Cebu on December 19.…

BOC Steps Up Anti-Corruption Drive Via 1-Assessment  

PR 11/21/2018

  The good men and women of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) remain steadfast in their commitment to get rid of corruption and rehabilitate the BOC.  This was the core message of Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Dy, Head…

Solons say militarization of BOC ‘illegal’

Inquirer.net 10/29/2018

Progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc rejected on Monday President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for the military to take over the operations of the corruption-hit Bureau of Customs (BOC), branding it as “unconstitutional” and “illegal.” In a…

Duterte defends Lapeña, Faeldon: ‘Nalusutan lang’

Inquirer.net 10/28/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte defended former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioners Isidro Lapeña and Nicanor Faeldon on Saturday amid the “shabu” controversies hounding the agency. “Mind you, ito si Sid Lapeña sa Customs including Faeldon who was his…

BOC donates confiscated used clothing to DSWD

Delta Dyrecka Comendador Letigio 10/26/2018

Five containers of used clothing from Thailand with an estimated amount of P7.5 million were confiscated in violation of the prohibition of the importation of used clothing in the country. The confiscated items, however, were donated by…

BOC seizes P2.5M of misdeclared goods

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/07/2018

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized four motorcycles, two bicycles, and an excavator with a combined value of at least P2.5 million in an inspection at the Cebu International Port on Thursday. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña…

BOC seizes P2.5M worth of smuggled motorcycles, bicycles and excavator

Ador Mayol 06/07/2018

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized four motorcycles, two bicycles, and an excavator with a value of at least P2.5 million in an inspection at the Cebu International Port on Thursday. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said…

Confidence in BOC but biz leaders remain vigilant

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/23/2018

CEBU business leaders remain confident about the decisions of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) regarding the reassignment of Elvira Cruz as Cebu Customs District Collector. Glenn Soco, immediate past president of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and…

BOC seizes P160-M worth of smuggled items

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Nestle L. Semilla 11/24/2017

CEBU CITY—At least P160 million worth of smuggled items from three different countries were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Cebu City on Friday. These included luxury vehicles, agricultural products and tiles placed inside 160…

Lapeña shortens processing time of documents at BOC to 5 days

Inquirer.net 10/25/2017

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) should only take five days to act on letters, requests and permits, the new memorandum of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has ordered. In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to shorten processing…

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