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1.125M kilos of smuggled sugar recommended for auction

THE Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has recommended to the Bureau of Customs (BoC) that it auction the 1.125 million kilos of smuggled refined sugar in the bureau’s custody.

Customs files raps vs alleged smugglers of sugar, illegal drugs

By Camille A. Aguinaldo The Bureau of Customs (BoC) filed on Thursday, Aug. 16, five criminal complaints before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against alleged...

Customs’ July collection exceeds target

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) revenues continued to rise and beat its targets on the back of a weaker local currency and high world...

Customs shreds ukay-ukay worth P800,000

The Bureau of Customs-Port of Subic destroyed P800,000 worth of used clothing, locally known as ukay-ukay, on Friday, July 13 in Guiguinto, Bulacan. The said contraband...

Customs tops June goal as most ports perform

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) collected P50.139 billion in June — 41.6% more than the P35.417 billion recorded a year ago and 4.9% above its P47.797-billion target last month — as most of its port collectors exceeded their goals.

Customs collections up by 42% in June

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) collected P50.139 billion in June, 41.6% higher than the P35.417 billion recorded in the same month last year. The latest...

Customs: Fuel-marking program under way

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) wants to implement the fuel- marking program by next month, as it seeks to cap more than half of the revenue leakages by yearend.

DoJ seeks reversal of court dismissal of drug charges vs Taguba,...

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has appealed to Presiding Judge Arthur B. Melicor of the Velenzuela City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 284 to...

Customs reassigns collectors who failed to meet revenue goal

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) reshuffled its district collectors and other personnel to its other ports after failing to meet their respective revenue targets...

Customs beats March revenue target

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) revenues grew by a fifth in March to beat its target with the help of the majority of its...

Customs brokers, importers face smuggling raps

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday, March 26, filed charges against two importing companies and two customs brokers "for gross undervaluation of imports...

Ex-customs employee, others charged with graft

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday filed graft charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against a former Bureau of Customs (BOC)...

Customs bureau forges data exchange deal with China

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has forged a data exchange arrangement with its counterparts in China, as the government eyes to improve safeguards versus...

Misdeclared cigarettes, fireworks from China seized at Port of Manila

Two 40-foot container vans from China, which carried misdeclared cigarettes and fireworks said to be worth a total of P8.98 million were busted by...

Customs collections beat target in Feb.

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said collections exceeded the agency’s target in February after a majority of its ports exceeded their revenue goals. In a...

Customs surpasses February collection goal, hits P43.7 billion

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Friday, March 2, that it surpassed its revenue collection target for February, posting a surplus of P 1.965 billion as the...

Customs presents 22 luxury cars in custody

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Tuesday, Feb. 13, presented to the media 22 luxury cars in its custody at the CFS3 Warehouse in Manila International Container...

Senators vote on Faeldon’s transfer of detention from Senate to Pasay...

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATORS ON Monday agreed on the transfer of detained former Customs commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon from the Senate premises to the...

Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is forming national and regional anti-smuggling task forces to beef up the agency’s operations against illegal traders, Commissioner Isidro...

Customs’ Collectors Association signs manifesto of support for Lapeña

THE Collectors Association of the Philippines, the group of customs collectors of the Bureau of Customs (BoC), has expressed support for the current customs...

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City vice-mayor

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENTIAL SON Paolo “Pulong” Z. Duterte resigned on Monday, Dec. 25, as vice-mayor of Davao City. In his prepared speech before a...

Two resigned Customs officials linked to smuggling appointed to DoTr agencies

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed to the Department of Transportation (DoTR) two resigned Customs officials linked to the P6.4 billion drug shipment from...

Lapeña: ‘Massive gap’ in Philippine-China trade data caused by smugglers

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Bureau of Customs zeroed in on gross misdeclaration of goods imported from China as the reason behind a...

Ombudsman to investigate P6.4-billion drug shipment

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman issued a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 07, saying it would investigate the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China that passed...

Customs bureau increases October collection but narrowly misses goal

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) -- the second-biggest revenue collector -- saw its tax take increase in October amid the peso’s depreciation and higher...

At Port of Manila, cargo clearance is now paperless

THE CARGO clearance process at the Port of Manila will now be fully paperless after the chief of the Bureau of Customs announced yesterday...

Taxmen hone focus on select goods amid anti-smuggling drive

THE GOVERNMENT has ordered taxmen “to train their sights” on certain commodities as it steps up its crackdown on big-time smugglers, the Department of...

Customs recovers post-clearance audit powers

THE government has restored to the Bureau of Customs (BoC) the authority to conduct post-clearance audits, after the function was taken over by the...

Customs chief sets five-day document processing deadline

OFFICERS of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) now have up to five days to process documents, according to Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña, who...

Blue ribbon committee report affirms barkada at Customs

MANILA – What happens when you allow a barkada or a cabal of people with the same background, but not the requisite qualifications, to...

New Customs chief revamps collectors

THE NEWLY seated Customs chief has yanked eight district collectors from their posts and reassigned 30 section chiefs in Manila to the provinces in...

Container yard operator to bring x-ray machine case to Lapeña

AQUARIUS CONTAINER YARD (ACY), owned by businessman Rodolfo C. Reta, will appeal the reopening of its designated examination area (DEA) in Davao City to...

Drilon threatens to block Customs budget

SENATE Minority Floor Leader Franklin M. Drilon has threatened to block the Customs’ bureau’s proposed P3.105-billion budget if an order that has exempted containerized...

No sign of alleged fixer in 11th hearing on Customs corruption

WHO IS Jojo Bacud and where in the world is he? The question arose Wednesday at the 11th hearing by the Senate blue ribbon...

Group flags smugglers preying on customs-bonded warehouses

By Janina C. Lim Reporter AN AGRICULTURE lobby group pressed the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to file charges against syndicates reported to be preying on unsuspecting...

Taguba: I gave P92M in ‘tara’ to BoC players

CUSTOMS BROKER Mark Taguba II revealed on Monday that he had given a total of P92 million worth of “tara” or grease money to...

Senate report on shabu to zero in on BoC

A PRELIMINARY report by the Senate blue ribbon committee is expected to be released today and would focus on charges to be filed against...

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Lacson

NICANOR E. FAELDON on Monday filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, Sr. after the lawmaker last month accused the resigned Bureau...

Senate resumes probe on BoC, drug shipment

THE SENATE blue ribbon committee resumes its hearing today, Sept. 11, on the P6.4-billion drug shipment from China and alleged systematic bribery at the...

Businessman renews call for use of x-ray at Davao port

By Carmelito Q. Francisco Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- The operator of the designated examination area (DEA) here that the Bureau of Customs (BoC) closed down in...

Ex-Customs chief won’t participate in Senate drug hearing, prepared to go...

FORMER Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon said on Friday he is no longer willing to participate in any hearings in the Senate...

Trillanes links Paolo Duterte to ‘triad’

A SON of President Rodrigo R. Duterte appeared before a Senate hearing on Thursday, Sept. 7, to face insinuations by an opposition senator of...

Davao councilor mulls case vs Customs whistle-blower

By Carmencita A. Carillo Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- Councilor Nilo “Small” M. Abellera, Jr. is considering filing charges against Customs broker Mark Taguba for implicating him...

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio to attend Senate hearing on drugs

By Mario M. Banzon THE SENATE blue-ribbon committee has extended its invitation to Davao Vice-Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte and lawyer Manases “Mans” R. Carpio to...

Customs told to collect P50 billion monthly until December

NEWLY SEATED Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña must raise at least P50.1 billion in monthly revenues for the last four months of the year...