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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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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 »

CBCP tells gov’t to strengthen systems to lessen impact of disasters

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In this photo is Jeffrey Escobar, who now sells noodles at P20 per pack to earn money in the “Yolanda” aftermath. Photo by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines urged the government to provide firm and emphatic leadership in “the journey of rebuilding our communities” in Leyte and Samar devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and Cebu.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coast Guard vessel on way to Tacloban with 180 tons of relief goods

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AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard search-and-rescue vessel BRP Corregidor, loaded with 180 tons of relief goods, is on its way to Tacloban City, according to the PCG spokesperson.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DPWH personnel displaced by ‘Yolanda’ go back to work for typhoon rehab

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Traffic personnels clear fallen branches in Bacalso Street in Cebu during typhoon Yolanda. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CDN

“They are also victims of the devastation (of “supertyphoon Yolanda,” international name Haiyan) and yet they are taking part in the Department of Public Works and Highways’ road and bridge clearing operations in Tacloban City and other parts of Leyte province.”

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayor of big town is Comelec target

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A “blind item” from Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. may cause town mayors to squirm in their seats.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

2 more Coast Guard vessels loaded with relief goods arrive in Zamboanga City

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SEASIDE SHELTERS  Residents of Zamboanga City displaced by fighting between government forces and MNLF members loyal to Nur Misuari put up makeshift shelters on R. T. Lim Boulevard. More than 100,000 people have been displaced by the fighting.   EDWIN BACASMAS

Two more Philippine Coast Guard vessels, loaded with relief goods intended for thousands of evacuees in Zamboanga City, arrived on Saturday at the southwestern Mindanao port, the PCG spokesperson said.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P8M Rizal Park flagpole ‘not overpriced’

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The new flagpole which will replace the old one at Rizal Park is “anything but overpriced” despite its eye-popping price tag of nearly P8 million.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Customs revamp: Ball now in Purisima’s court

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Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima: Waiting game. AFP

The ball is now in Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima’s court. This is what Bureau of Customs insiders are saying to comments about the delay in the announced revamp of the bureau, an attached agency of the Department of Finance (DOF).

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coast Guard confirms Petron underwater pipe leak caused oil spill in Cavite

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine Coast Guard divers have found a leak in a submerged pipeline of the giant oil firm Petron Corp. off the coast of Cavite, indicating it was the source of last week’s oil spill that turned parts of Manila Bay red and adversely affected at least four coastal towns in the province.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PCG: Source of Cavite oil spill not yet determined

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Philippine Coast Guard team check and get samples from the oil spill over the waters of Rosario, Cavite on Friday to the fuel tanker  that has affected at least seven villages in the province. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to determine the source of the oil spill that turned parts of Manila Bay into red and adversely affected at least four Cavite coastal municipalities, contrary to published reports, according to the PCG spokesperson.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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