Porsche-driving Customs clerk probed



MANILA, Philippines—A clerk of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is in hot water after beating up a student following a recent traffic altercation along the Southern Luzon Expressway while driving a white Porsche.

Customs Chief Ruffy Biazon has given the erring BOC employee, identified as Paulino Elevado, until Tuesday to report to him personally.

If Elevado fails to appear on Tuesday, he will be declared absent without leave (Awol), which can result in his dismissal and the forfeiture of his benefits.

“I will give him until Tuesday and if he fails to appear, we would initiate the proceedings for declaring him Awol,” Biazon told reporters on Friday.

The Customs chief said Elevado needed to shed light on the incident that occurred on Southern Luzon Expressway, where the latter allegedly beat up a student following a traffic altercation. But Elevado has not been reporting to work since Jan. 23 or 24, following the incident, said Biazon.

Elevado will be in deeper trouble if investigation shows that he owns the Porsche he was driving during the incident.

Biazon on Friday wondered how Elevado, who has been working at the BOC as an administrative aide for roughly a decade with a monthly income of over P9,000, could afford a luxury vehicle.

“I pulled out his records … his SALN (statement of assets, liabilities and net worth) is clean, which means there is little entry. That’s why I am doubting how he can have a Porsche, although it was registered under a different person,” he told reporters.

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  • totoy_15

    A clerk at customs driving a porshe. Makes you wonder what the bosses have, millenium falcons ?  Getting a job at customs has always been a plump assignment, there’s no secret to that and that has been the case for ages. Makes you wonder why the heck is nothing getting done to stop the corruption. If you can cut it there, the rest of government is a cake walk.

    • ryan andres

      si Ruffy Biazon may Imperial TIE Fighter sa garahe…

  • anu12345

     “I pulled out his records … his SALN (statement of assets, liabilities
    and net worth) is clean, which means there is little entry.”

    The SALN can be corrected, according to defense.

  • ryan andres

    9k Monthly Salary * 130 months (a decade daw, including 13th month pay) = Php 1,170,000.00

    Cost of an entry level, 2nd hand Porsche Boxster = Php 1,900,000.00

    Makes one wonder how this dumbass acquired the car with his salary. Do the math.

    Kahit na nag-ipon sya ng isang dekada (walang rent, walang kain, etc), kulang pa rin pambayad sa 2nd hand na Porsche…tapos pang gas pa nya…

    Haaaay… ang sarap magtarbaho sa Customs…

  • Godio

    That clerk must have gotten his Porche during the time of GMA under the control of Mikey. It is no surprise. 

  • Bansot

    Most if not all are ” jumping the gun”, particularly, the not too bright Biazon. If the fighting occured outside the BOC compound, the case is a personal matter between the
    BOC employee and the student. The complain if there is any must be investigated by police authorities and not by Biazon as this is outside his jurisdiction. No one knows who started the fight, and it is possible that the BOC employee could have acted in self defense. Driving a porsche does not constitute any offense at all, neither does it indicate any culpability. The most disturbing is the action of Biazon in pulling out his employee’s “SALN” without any basis and no authority to do so.” SALN”, similar to an Income tax return, are private and confidential. These can only be viewed, or investigated by an autthorized officer of the “BIR” or by others through court order. Biazon is either over zealous in imposing his authority or ignorant of the extent of same. The “RIGHTS” of a private citizen must be respected even by his superior, and at all times.

    • linobog

      I believe this is now under investigation.  Biazon’s acts may have been prompted by the fact that his subordinate who is receiving a salary of P10,000/month was allegedly driving a porsche.   As a Boss, he should initiate fact-finding measures,… moreso that his office is noted of rampant corruption.  As to the mauling and accident,  the police should come in.

    • pedronimo

      Bansot, saang ka ba galing? Alam mo ba ang nangyayari sa loob ng BOC? Pag may-dumating na crate jan, yung broker lalakarin ang trabaho niya na babaan ang tax. Kaya mula sa apprasier down to the ordinary clerk and parking boy, may equitable lagay iyan.. especially on Fridays. Maski absent ka, may taga-collect ng share mo. Ganun ka-garapal ang nangyayari sa BOC. Iyan ang dapat tutukan ni Biazon at ni General Lim.

    • kunsabagay

      Sayang English mo bansot eh halata namang ignorante.ka sa nangyayari sa lintek na BOC yan. Sa contextong ito di na .applicable yang sinasabi mong “proseso”

      • sinauna

         hindi yan ignorante si bansot kunsabagay, yan nga yung matatalino “matatalinong opuntunista”  alam ng mali paiikotin , asan na mga npa? itong mga ganitong tao ang dapat sinesentensyahan ninyo ,kaso papareho kayo mga opurtunista  mahilig magpaikot.

    • marcelomoliverosjr

      Tanong ko sa yo Bansot,  anong right mo na bugbugin , at pagbabarilin mo ang pilit nang umiiwas sa yo dahil sa takot? dahil ba sa taga custom ka ay may karapatan kang kumitil ng buhay? ngayon at nalaman na ang sangkatirbang baho mo at mga kaso at ni ayaw nang magpakita sanay, mas mabigat pa na parusa ang igawad dyan. yang pamamaril lalo nat isang govt official di ba kayabangan yan? sa mga saksakan ng yabang dyan sa BOC lalo nat di naman naggaling sa matwid na paraan ang pinangalingan ng ipinagmamayabang nyo may karma yan. biazon at Lim tignan nyo nga mga bataan nyo dyan sa Custom at malalaman nyo ang mga magnanakaw dyan……

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XARK2D7RV3UJFHL6RKJYKDO45A bulletz

      cgro mr bansot eh ka buddy mo sa BOC si elevado….RIGHTS must be respected b kamo?eh pano yung RIGHTS nung pinagbabaril nya?dapat s inyong dalawa eh bigyan ng tig-iisang RIGHT HOOK ang mga pagmumukha nyo !!!!!!!!

      • Bansot

        There are so much violence in our country because there are so many people like you who understand nothing but “MOB RULE”. If the accident took place in the highway, then the police authorities have the jurisdiction over this case. If Biazon has a probable cause in believing that Elevado has an ill-gotten property he must have given him first the opportunity to explain before pullling out Elevado’s  “SALN”, and releasing any information to the media.

  • yousef

    what an a**!

  • yousef

    you give a good man a job at the customs, you let him drive around a Porsche he cannot afford to buy, you give him a gun in hand and what happens?! sh** happens!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SS36UV5JGDGV2KAKNQKZJSASCA Hernando

    Mga sir .. totoo lang napakadali naman pagandahin at ayusin yan BOC kung talaga gusto nyo .. magtayo kayo ng sekretong trusted intelligence team .. sa umaga , check nyo sino pumapasok ng nakakotse at which ng car .. sa hapon at gabi , lifestyle check ..then , i computerized nyo lahat transactions dyan para ma tract ang records later on .  nang i appoint kayo com biazon at gen lim ni presidente dyan sa BOC , palakpak kami dahil alam namin na kaya nyo linisin yan pero you dont live to our expectations .. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KDG2U4PB7SDFWXKCF7KJKIXVM Dong

    PALPAK ang intelligence at hanggang ngayon meron pang gaya ni Elevando. ilan pang Elevando ang nasa Customs?  INUTIL si GENERAL LIM !

  • linobog

    CUSTOMS, BIR, DPWH,  LGUs, ….these offices are highly noted of corruption.   Cleaning of these offices is a long and painful process which could not be done overnight.   Our cooperation is badly needed.  Let’s do our part.

    • Popskief

      Sana mo na BI diyan.

  • kayanatwo

    04feb2102      1930R

    are we surprised? really? custom clerks driving “sweet” car with a 9ks pesos monthly salary. 

    in the “monkey see – monkey do”  world of juan dela cruz, nothing surprise us anymore.

    elevando must be just a copy cat.

  • Beersheva

    It’s nice to be a clerk at BOC.

  • Ronald Espanola

    quoting Biazon:
    “I pulled out his records … his SALN (statement of assets, liabilities
    and net worth) is clean, which means there is little entry. That’s why I
    am doubting how he can have a Porsche, although it was registered under
    a different person,” he told reporters.

    Mr. Biazon, why are you in doubt? Paulino Elevado does not have a Porsche. He’s only driving a Porsche. What’s wrong in driving a fancy car?

    Let another show begins to unfold…

    • http://asianangelic.blogspot.com/ Angel Divera

      There is nothing wrong driving a porsche that’s why he would explain it not via hiding.

    • drefaura

      Ronald Espanola —  you said: “Paulino Elevado does not have a Porsche. He’s only driving a Porsche. What’s wrong in driving a fancy car?“

      I guess you have not heard of the term,  BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP. 

      Additionally, he needs to explain his long absence from work which appears to be unathorized. Why not come out in the open, Elevado; if you`re not guilty, clear your name for your own sake!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eja.abellana EJ Abadies Abellana

    clerk – porsche = Bonggah!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K3AUOVX5SXH4QSBROS76XUY3LE pizza ria

    porsche, e bat si penoy meron din naman nito, di ba? kayo talaga, daang matuwid na tayo ngayon mga igan. daang matuwid.  makatulog na nga lang.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZDWT46ZRHZRJPI7UASWJMXMGKE Alen

      napaluha ako sa katangahan nito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XK62NGHKN2YBEXCPBTY5SMBU3Y Bloodstone

    We need to hang these people by their balls in public.  What kind of animals are they?  They should be eradicated pronto!

  • reddfrog

    …what’s new.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J4ZM6ZYRE3V2NE7V6THQUVS7WA Fred

    Investigate not only this clerk but all customs officials present and past.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS7ZS3RG454EKLDPVX3UR3MLGE rick

    the porsche is not registered in the name of elevado because the deed of sale is open. any buy and sell agent does this practice. i wonder how elevado was able to afford a porsche as his inventory of his buy and sell business? ruffy to trace the ownership of the porsche trace thee person who sold the porsche to elevado me paper trail yan.

  • ExpatSteve

    Does a mere clerk have to file a SALN? I doubt it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BSWXQOH5M7XN56ZY25KH5VYXSE Allan

    abusive gov’t employee like this guy must not go unpunished. He must be investigated. Who owns this porsche. Did the owner paid customs duties on this vehicle. May padrino ito kaya mayabang.

  • mightaswellshootme

    The clerk’s behind should also be thoroughly probed.

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    i’m working with the wrong department, i should be in BOC

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