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Davao Customs chief defies order to quit, is fired instead

Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla INQUIRER FILE  PHOTO

Eight months after being appointed head of the Bureau of Customs’ Davao collection district, Army Brig. Gen. Ernesto Aradanas (ret.) has been relieved for alleged involvement in oil smuggling, among other irregularities.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH wages war on crooked customs agents


Standing near mountains of goods destined to be smuggled through the Philippines’ biggest port, the nation’s customs chief admits that being on the frontline of the president’s war on graft is overwhelming.

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

Aquino lauds Customs for increased collection one year since Sona shaming

Bureau of Customs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) said the Bureau of Customs (BoC) was able to increase its collections for the first trimester from the same period last year

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

When weddings are a community affair

NEWLY married couple Pecdasen and Kinagan (arms raised) dance to the beat of gongs to celebrate their union in a local marriage rite called “babayas.” ROLAND RABANG/ CONTRIBUTOR

When the fairy-bluebird, locally known as “adog,” appears in the woods and in the fields, this indicates the beginning of the first of two marriage seasons in Sagada town in Mountain Province.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Celebrating Easter and creativity in New York


Some wore their Sunday best in New York’s annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween outfits.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »