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BOC extends daily working hours at MICP, Port of Manila, Naia, Southern Tagalog

Bureau of Customs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Citing a directive from the Department of Finance, the Bureau of Customs has extended its working hours–from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week–in the Manila International Container Port, Port of Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and in other BOC offices in Southern Tagalog handling shipments of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Epza).

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC stops BIR, DOF ruling on requiring lawyers to submit tax affidavit


The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Department of Finance (DOF) from requiring lawyers to submit a notarized affidavit of their fixed rate services including issuing a receipt.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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

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 »

Manila ports still congested following truck ban

Consumers and businesses could feel within three months the full repercussions of the truck ban in Manila and the implementation of an order raising fines for colorum or unauthorized trucks, the head of the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines said on Monday. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Port of Manila (POM) and the Manila International Container Port (MICP), two of the country’s biggest ports, are still “congested” with an undisclosed number of container vans of imported goods as a result of the Manila truck ban, according to an official of the Bureau of Customs.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘Culture of corruption continues at Customs’

New Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla and former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon file photos

“Commissioners come and go, but the (culture of corruption) in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) continues.”

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »