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BOC ‘militarization’ boosted collections, says briefing paper

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The so-called “militarization” of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has resulted in a “marked improvement” in the agency’s revenue collections, among other positive results of the BOC’s reform program, as well as removed doubts about the competence of former Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel appointed to the agency, the bureau claimed in its 2013 accomplishment report.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

BOC scouting for ‘smart, combative people who take initiatives, turn down bribes’

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Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

“Rewrite history … Help reform the Bureau of Customs.”

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Road repairs in QC, Edsa set this weekend

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This weekend, motorists should expect some traffic buildup in parts of Edsa and Kamuning Road in Quezon City where the Department of Public Works and Highways will carry out road repairs.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

70 firms, including Globe, 45 customs brokers suspended due to violations

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Bureau of Customs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Nine out of every 10 shipments of imported goods that pass through the country’s port are either misdeclared or undervalued, resulting in billions of pesos in lost government revenue, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

122 bunkhouses built for ‘Yolanda’ survivors; 106 more to go

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PHOTO COURTESY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AGENCY REGION 8

Better late than never. Of the initial 228 bunkhouses the government had planned to build for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, construction firms hired by the Department of Public Works and Highways were able to put up only 122 before the Christmas break.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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