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…

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…

Customs papers for US Dodge car case

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/25/2017

The case of the US Dodge Charger cars donated to Cebu City during Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s previous term had been bolstered with additional documents submitted by Apas Barangay Chairman Ramil Ayuman. The documents came from…

Cuizon denies personal ties with Mans Carpio

Ador Vincent Mayol 09/07/2017

The chief of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) was left dumbfounded when he was mentioned by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during the hearing on the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment…

Biazon: ‘Premature’ to seek BOC replacement

Inquirer.net 09/03/2017

IT may be “premature” for the House of Representatives’ dangerous drugs committee to seek the replacement of the Bureau of Customs in response to the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu (crystal meth) in May. This was…

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