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Smugglers kill 6 soldiers in Egypt gunbattle


Smugglers have killed six Egyptian army border guards, including an officer, in a gunbattle in the remote southwest, the military announced on Sunday.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gov’t loses P10B yearly to another “David Tan”

Davidson Bangayan (in photo) aka David Tan  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Add “David Tan-Taba,” or David Tan-Fat, to the David Tans on the list of 17 alleged big-time smugglers who continue to receive special treatment at the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Catch Mr. T et al., Palace tells new Customs execs

Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla and Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Jessie Dellosa. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Malacañang expects its top two appointees to the Bureau of Customs to unmask the three big-time traders who pay off officials and employees of the bureau in order to undervalue their imports, resulting in great revenue losses to the government, a Palace press officer said on Saturday.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

You better watch out in 2013, Biazon warns customs men

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The new year will bring a new clampdown at the Bureau of Customs where a number of BOC officials and employees have been making fortunes in connivance with smugglers.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs job makes former general a snob


Don’t feel slighted if former Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim has become a snob nowadays.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »