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Rice smuggling rife during my watch–Biazon

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Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon does not dispute Deputy Commissioner Agaton Teodoro Uvero’s assertion that rice smuggling was rampant during his term, particularly in 2013.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Biazon wife reappointed

Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has reappointed Silvestre Afable Jr. and the spouse of former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, among others, as officials of state-run John Hay Management Corp. in Baguio City.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Biazon proposes pre-shipment inspection

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Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ruffy Biazon may no longer be part of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), but that did not prevent him from pushing for “import data reconciliation,” which calls for documentation on shipments of imported goods at their ports of origin.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Biazon returns as police adviser

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From customs commissioner to consultant on police good governance in just a matter of days.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P6-B payoff in rice smuggling revealed

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Goliath in rice smuggling has cornered the trade in this grain by plying Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and rank-and-file employees with cash gifts that have amounted to P6 billion over the last two years.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Culture of corruption continues at Customs’

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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 »

‘Verbal’ order from Biazon allowed used-car salec

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A GREEN Porsche lands at Port Irene, the port of choice of used-car importers that are operating in Cagayan province. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

At least 700 used vehicles that were initially covered by a freeze order by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in February have been sold at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZFP), officials said on Tuesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Biazon open to another gov’t job, but not at BOC

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Resigned Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Right on the day that he vacated his post, resigned Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said he is still open to going back to public service, but prefers a “less controversial post.”

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Biazon’s Christmas wish: Peace and quiet

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Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Peace and quiet lang.” This is outgoing Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon’s Christmas wish for himself.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino appoints Biazon replacement

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Facade of the Bureau of Customs in Manila. Inset is the photo of John Sunny Sevilla, the newly-designated officer-in-charge of the BOC.  FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III has tapped Finance Undersecretary John “Sunny” Sevilla to be the officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Customs.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs nears P300B milestone

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The National Bureau of Investigation has accused seven former lawmakers, including resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon (shown in photo), of pocketing as much as 78 percent in kickbacks from their pork barrel funds transferred to fake foundations allegedly owned by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs collected more than P28 billion in revenues in November, bringing to more than P280 billion the agency’s total collections in the past 11 months, according to outgoing Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino knew of Biazon probe over pork scam – DOJ

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President Benigno Aquino III and Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOS

President Aquino was aware that Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon was being investigated in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam but he did not know of the National Bureau of Investigation’s eventual decision to file charges against him until it was made public, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Tuesday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima disputes Biazon on ‘insertion’ issue

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima dismissed the claim of outgoing Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon that his name was inserted in the complaint of the National Bureau of Investigation at the last minute.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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