Customs seizes P200M in imported sugar without SRA clearance

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities seized at least P228 million worth of imported refined cane sugar after arriving in the country without the required import clearances from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said.…

BOC-Port of Cebu exceeds August 2022 collection target by 18.45 percent

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Cebu has exceeded its August 2022 collection target by 18.45 percent. The BOC-Port of Cebu, announced in a post on social media, Friday, September 2, 2022, that…

Customs seize undeclared ‘ukay-ukay’ in Cebu port

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Customs officials here intercepted a shipment containing undeclared bales of used clothing, or locally known as ‘ukay-ukay’.  The Bureau of Customs (BOC), in a statement, said they seized 60 bales of undeclared ukay-ukay…

Ecstasy tablets worth P5M seized; man nabbed in Cebu City’s Pasil

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 07/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least P5 million worth of ecstasy tablets were seized from a 30-year-old man during a controlled delivery operation conducted by on Monday afternoon, July 18, 2022, in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City.  Authorities…

BOC Port of Cebu earns P20B for first half of 2022

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu collected P20.192 billion during the first half of the year, exceeding its six-month target by P3.053 billion or by 17.81 percent. In a statement issued…

BOC-Port of Cebu posts new highest collection for 2022

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu posted its new highest collection for the year 2022 so far in June. The BOC Port of Cebu, in a social media post last Monday,…

Rama names Koko Holganza as traffic chair

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has named former Councilor Rico Rey “Koko” Holganza as the future chairperson of the Cebu City Traffic Operation Management (CITOM) board. The mayor plans to reconvene the board…

BOC-Port of Cebu seizes cylinders of refrigerants containing trifluoromethane

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Cebu seized 300 cylinders of refrigerant gas containing trifluoromethane from China last May 11, 2022. In a statement released on Wednesday, May 18, the BOC Port of Cebu said…

Mandaue City donates three more sewing machines to BJMP

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Government turned over three more sewing machines to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology- Mandaue City Jail on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The donation was made as part of the city’s…

Customs seize P2M ‘ukay-ukay’ from S. Korea

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Customs officials here seized over 7,000 bales of used clothing from South Korea last September 7. The Bureau of Customs – Port of Cebu (BOC-Cebu), in a recent press release, said information from…

Close to 5 kg of shark teeth seized at Mactan airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs in Cebu (BOC – Cebu) seized close to five kilograms of shark teeth last August 31, 2021. BOC, in a press statement issued on Monday, September 6, reported that…

Cebu Customs destroys 5 smuggled luxury, vintage vehicles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Five smuggled luxury and vintage vehicles were destroyed on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, in Cebu as part of the ceremonial founding anniversary of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Officials from BOC-Cebu led the destruction in…

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