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DA, BOC SEIZE P650-M WORTH OF SMUGGLED FOOD ITEMS

The Department of Agriculture (DA) — in tandem with the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and other member-agencies of the Sub-Task Group on Economic Intelligence (STG EI) and Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement for Security and Trade Office (CREST-O) — has confiscated more than P650-million (M) worth of imported farm and […]

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BODYCAMS TO CURB SMUGGLING IN BOC — VILLANUEVA

An affordable and available gadget could save Filipino jobs lost to reported rampant smuggling of agricultural products, Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor and employment committee, said. Taking the lead from the police, Bureau of Customs personnel should start wearing body cameras during raids and inspections on imported food shipment, Villanueva said. “If […]

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DA, BOC INK PACT VS AGRI PRODUCTS SMUGGLING — DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have forged an agreement to implement a new set of measures to curtail the entry of smuggled agricultural commodities and ensure an optimum level of food safety for Filipino consumers. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero agreed to strengthen the […]

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PRC DONATES FACE MASKS TO BOC – GORDON

Amid the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) threat which has now disrupted  the global supply of face masks, gowns, gloves and other protective gear, the Philippine Red Cross, headed by its chairman and CEO, Senator Dick Gordon recently donated face masks to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Gordon said the donation of 25,000 pieces of face masks to […]

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RED CROSS RECEIVES BOC’S DONATON FOR TAAL – GORDON

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has donated to the Philippine Red Cross two truckloads of assorted items for the families affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chairman and CEO, accepted the donation composed of various food and non-food relief items gathered by the BOC from their relief operation drive. “We […]

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BOC FILES CHARGES VS IMPORTER, BROKER BEHIND SMUGGLED SUGAR, CIGARETTES FROM THAILAND

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) under Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero  has filed charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against importers and Customs brokers who were allegedly behind the recently foiled smuggling of sugar and cigarettes from Thailand. Now facing charges before the DOJ are Amulet Supply Chain Corporation President Evelio R. Gelleposo and […]

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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 […]