Import duties, taxes up in October

Ben O. de Vera 11/04/2020

  The Bureau of Customs (BOC) collected P50.9 billion in import duties and other taxes in October, exceeding its downscaled revenue goal for the fifth straight month. While the BOC’s actual collection was 5.2-percent higher than the…

Two Cebu graduates among topnotchers in Customs Broker Board Exam

Immae Lachica 11/26/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) Board has released the results of the recent Customs Broker board exams on the evening of November 25, 2019. Out of 2,900 takers, only 1,166 passed the exams.…

Cebu Customs uncovers undeclared goods in abandoned shipment

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu uncovered undeclared goods in four abandoned container vans. In a report posted on its Facebook page on Monday, October 21, Cebu Customs disclosed that the shipment,…

Duterte wants to get rid of Customs brokers, examiners

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 09/11/2019

MANILA, Philippines – After firing more than 60 Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel for alleged corruption, President Rodrigo Duterte is now looking at doing away with customs brokers and examiners. “Ang gusto ko, wala nang brokers,” Duterte…

Customs Cebu Port overshoots 2018 collection target by P1.6B

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/04/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu overshot its collection target of P27.436 billion set for the year 2018 by 6.16 percent. The Port of Cebu’s 2018 total collection reached P29.125 billion,…

PDEA opens satellite office at Customs Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/29/2018

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has opened a satellite office at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Cebu inside the Pier 6 compound in Cebu City on Thursday morning. PDEA-7 Regional Director Wardley Getalla…

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…

Cebu Customs officers to stay for now

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2018

BOC Port of Cebu District Collector Elvira Cruz said that the Customs officials in the Central Visayas region remain unaffected despite the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to relieve all Bureau of Customs (BOC) executive officials. Cruz…

Customs officials await order for their relief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2018

Lawyer Elvira Cruz, district collector of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Cebu, said she will continue to report to her post until such time that a formal order is issued for the relief of all bureau…

Duterte fires all Customs execs amid ‘shabu’ scandal

Inquirer.net 10/25/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday fired all commissioners and department heads of the Bureau of Customs as the agency was rocked with drug smuggling scandal. “I am ordering the freezing of all, all section, department units of…

Customs seize sumggled jetski, sports car

Nestle L. Semilla 04/06/2018

CEBU CITY—The Bureau of Customs seized a sports car and two jet skis after these separately arrived at the Cebu port. The two jet skis were contained inside a 40-footer van consigned to a Cebu-based company and…

CUSTOMS COMEBACK KID

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/22/2018

Three months ago, she was relieved as district collector of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Cebu as part of the efforts to clean up the bureaucracy. But on Monday, Elvira Cruz was back to her post…

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