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BIR, Customs collections rise in June

TAXES collected by the country’s two biggest revenue-generating agencies started to pick up in June, but this was not enough to help them meet collection targets for the first six months of 2020.

NEDA ICC-CabCom approves P5.45-B Customs Modernization Project

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) approved on Friday the P5.45-billion Philippine Customs Modernization Project to streamline and improve Customs’ revenue-collecting capacity.

Customs seizes smuggled cigarettes

THE Customs bureau seized 93 cases of smuggled cigarettes worth P2.4 million from a watercraft off the waters of Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, it said in a statement yesterday.

Customs workers sacked for gross neglect of duty

THE COUNTRY’S CHIEF graft buster has ordered the dismissal of seven Bureau of Customs employees for grave misconduct and neglect of duty.

Duterte promises Customs officials due process

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday met with “several” officials and employees of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) whom he had placed on floating status for alleged corruption.

Customs on track to raise P10 billion from rice tariffa

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said that it is on track to achieve the P10 billion revenue target for rice import tariffs to fund the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), after more liberalized rice imports started in March.

Customs seeking to simplify broker accreditation process

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said its Account Management Office (AMO) is hoping to simplify the accreditation process for brokers and other entites that routinely deal with the bureau by decentralizing approvals.

PHL remains out of US IPR watch list for 6th year

FOR the sixth straight year, the Philippines was not included in the US government’s watch list of countries with weak protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), although some areas of concern were flagged.

P90 million worth of shabu

The Bureau of Customs–Port of NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) turn over on Feb. 12 to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) a shipment of the illegal substance shabu estimated to be worth P90 million.

Important customs rules

Be it a bunch of pasalubong from a trip abroad or a package for delivery to a customer overseas, the Bureau of Customs (BoC)...

Customs destroys misdeclared goods worth P3.5 million

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has destroyed four containers worth around P3.5-million worth of goods on Wednesday, Sept.  at Angat, Bulacan. In a statement, BOC...

Customs beats August collection target

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said that it posted 35.1% higher revenue collection to P51.74 billion in August against P38.29 billion last year, beating...

Smuggled rice seized by Customs may be donated to flood victims...

The Department of Finance (DoF) is open to donating 2,500 tons of white rice seized by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to the Department...

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...