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AMLC SHOULD ACT FAST ON LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY BROUGHT INTO PH – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, slammed the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for not acting promptly on the Bureau of Customs’ (BoC) report that a certain individual was caught for non-declaration of $700,000 money in cash in 2019. Gordon stressed that since the BoC has already notified AMLC, the latter should […]

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NO TAMPERING OF BALIKBAYAN BOXES – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has reminded the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to strictly implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) that mandates a less intrusive examination of balikbayan boxes brought into the country. “Malinaw sa ating batas na hindi na pwedeng basta nalang bubuksan at kakalkalin ang mga balikbayan box. We pushed for this law […]

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DUTERTE IS RIGHT ON LAWLESS VIOLENCE AT BOC – GORDON

Senator Richard Gordon said President Rodrigo Duterte was right when he said there is “lawless violence” at the Bureau of Customs (BOC), stressing that the Philippines is now “under siege” due to the seemingly unrestricted entry of illegal drugs in the country’s ports. Gordon stressed hearings conducted by the Senate Committee on Accountability of Public […]

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BOC SHOULD HAVE EXPERT X-RAY MACHINE OPERATORS – GORDON

With the sophistication that drug smuggling is now being conducted, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed that the Bureau of Customs (BOC) should have expert X-ray machine operators and experts on drug and other contraband detection. “The drug war has taken a different tone, not only here but throughout the whole world. Yung mga droga na […]

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GORDON TO BOC: FORTIFY YOUR ARSENAL AS YOU BATTLE A NEW LEVEL OF WAR AGAINST DRUG SMUGGLING

As the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee continues its probe into the P4.3 billion worth of shabu which were smuggled inside two magnetic lifters at the Manila International Container Port and the close to P9 billion worth of shabu also smuggled inside four similar magnetic lifters which were found in GMA, Cavite, Senator Dick Gordon called […]

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CHANGE POLICY IN BUREAU OF CUSTOMS TO ADDRESS SMUGGLING – GORDON

With illegal drugs, particularly shabu, and various smuggled commodities still slipping past the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Senator Dick Gordon has proposed changes in the bureau’s policy to address the unabated entry of smuggled shipments. “Sinabi namin noon na P900 billion ang nawawala sa gobyerno dahil sa uncollected duties and taxes. There has been a […]

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ADDRESS MANILA PORT CONGESTION, DELAYS — PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Monday said he was planning on summoning officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to explain and account for the “slower movement and longer delays” in the release of merchandise arriving at the Port of Manila, additionally noting that the port’s inefficiency is causing the economy billions of pesos in […]

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OVERHAUL BOC TO PREVENT CORRUPTION, ENTRY OF SHABU SHIPMENT – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon deplored the corruption in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) which has allowed the entry into the country of large shipments of illegal drugs, such as that of the P6.4 billion worth of shabu, which would have flooded the streets had it not been intercepted. “While the apparent problem here is corruption at […]