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…

Cebu Customs: P460M smuggled goods confiscated in 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Smuggled, misdeclared, undeclared, misclassified and undervalued goods worth a total of P460 million were intercepted at the Port of Cebu for the entire 2020. The Bureau of Customs in Cebu (BOC-Cebu), in a…

Cebu Customs posts P3 billion ‘collection surplus’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs in the Port of Cebu (BOC-Cebu) is expecting its P3 billion worth of ‘collection surplus’ to increase before 2020 ends. BOC-Cebu, in a press release dated and published on…

BOC finds 119 smuggled live tarantulas hidden in rubber shoes

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 10/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport intercepted a package containing 119 live tarantulas that were hidden inside rubber shoes in a warehouse in Pasay City. The parcel…

8-month budget gap swells to P741B due to COVID-19

Ben O. de Vera 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A pandemic-induced drop in revenues while the government spent more to fight COVID-19 widened the budget deficit by 1,510.6 percent year-on-year to P40.1 billion in August, the government reported on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.…

BOC-Cebu sells P700K forfeited goods in public auction

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu generated over P700,000 from the public auction of various forfeited articles last Monday, September 21, 2020. The BOC-Cebu said a total of P733,000 was generated from…

7-month budget deficit widened to P701B

08/27/2020

Government spen­ding to fight the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has bloated public expenditures during the first seven months, widening the end-July budget deficit to P700.6 billion while tax and nontax revenues remained weak due to the pandemic-induced…

Smuggled rice intercepted in Port of Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Almost half a million worth of smuggled rice was intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu in one of the ports in Cebu City. BOC reported that Myanmar White Rice…

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