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Customs presents 22 luxury cars in custody

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Tuesday, Feb. 13, presented to the media 22 luxury cars in its custody at the CFS3 Warehouse in Manila International Container...

Senators vote on Faeldon’s transfer of detention from Senate to Pasay...

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATORS ON Monday agreed on the transfer of detained former Customs commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon from the Senate premises to the...

Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is forming national and regional anti-smuggling task forces to beef up the agency’s operations against illegal traders, Commissioner Isidro...

Customs’ Collectors Association signs manifesto of support for Lapeña

THE Collectors Association of the Philippines, the group of customs collectors of the Bureau of Customs (BoC), has expressed support for the current customs...

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City vice-mayor

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENTIAL SON Paolo “Pulong” Z. Duterte resigned on Monday, Dec. 25, as vice-mayor of Davao City. In his prepared speech before a...

Two resigned Customs officials linked to smuggling appointed to DoTr agencies

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed to the Department of Transportation (DoTR) two resigned Customs officials linked to the P6.4 billion drug shipment from...

Lapeña: ‘Massive gap’ in Philippine-China trade data caused by smugglers

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Bureau of Customs zeroed in on gross misdeclaration of goods imported from China as the reason behind a...

Ombudsman to investigate P6.4-billion drug shipment

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman issued a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 07, saying it would investigate the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China that passed...

Customs bureau increases October collection but narrowly misses goal

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) -- the second-biggest revenue collector -- saw its tax take increase in October amid the peso’s depreciation and higher...

At Port of Manila, cargo clearance is now paperless

THE CARGO clearance process at the Port of Manila will now be fully paperless after the chief of the Bureau of Customs announced yesterday...

Taxmen hone focus on select goods amid anti-smuggling drive

THE GOVERNMENT has ordered taxmen “to train their sights” on certain commodities as it steps up its crackdown on big-time smugglers, the Department of...

Customs recovers post-clearance audit powers

THE government has restored to the Bureau of Customs (BoC) the authority to conduct post-clearance audits, after the function was taken over by the...

Customs chief sets five-day document processing deadline

OFFICERS of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) now have up to five days to process documents, according to Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña, who...

Blue ribbon committee report affirms barkada at Customs

MANILA – What happens when you allow a barkada or a cabal of people with the same background, but not the requisite qualifications, to...

New Customs chief revamps collectors

THE NEWLY seated Customs chief has yanked eight district collectors from their posts and reassigned 30 section chiefs in Manila to the provinces in...

Container yard operator to bring x-ray machine case to Lapeña

AQUARIUS CONTAINER YARD (ACY), owned by businessman Rodolfo C. Reta, will appeal the reopening of its designated examination area (DEA) in Davao City to...

Drilon threatens to block Customs budget

SENATE Minority Floor Leader Franklin M. Drilon has threatened to block the Customs’ bureau’s proposed P3.105-billion budget if an order that has exempted containerized...

No sign of alleged fixer in 11th hearing on Customs corruption

WHO IS Jojo Bacud and where in the world is he? The question arose Wednesday at the 11th hearing by the Senate blue ribbon...

Group flags smugglers preying on customs-bonded warehouses

By Janina C. Lim Reporter AN AGRICULTURE lobby group pressed the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to file charges against syndicates reported to be preying on unsuspecting...

Taguba: I gave P92M in ‘tara’ to BoC players

CUSTOMS BROKER Mark Taguba II revealed on Monday that he had given a total of P92 million worth of “tara” or grease money to...

Senate report on shabu to zero in on BoC

A PRELIMINARY report by the Senate blue ribbon committee is expected to be released today and would focus on charges to be filed against...

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs Lacson

NICANOR E. FAELDON on Monday filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, Sr. after the lawmaker last month accused the resigned Bureau...

Senate resumes probe on BoC, drug shipment

THE SENATE blue ribbon committee resumes its hearing today, Sept. 11, on the P6.4-billion drug shipment from China and alleged systematic bribery at the...

Businessman renews call for use of x-ray at Davao port

By Carmelito Q. Francisco Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- The operator of the designated examination area (DEA) here that the Bureau of Customs (BoC) closed down in...

Ex-Customs chief won’t participate in Senate drug hearing, prepared to go...

FORMER Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon said on Friday he is no longer willing to participate in any hearings in the Senate...

Trillanes links Paolo Duterte to ‘triad’

A SON of President Rodrigo R. Duterte appeared before a Senate hearing on Thursday, Sept. 7, to face insinuations by an opposition senator of...

Davao councilor mulls case vs Customs whistle-blower

By Carmencita A. Carillo Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- Councilor Nilo “Small” M. Abellera, Jr. is considering filing charges against Customs broker Mark Taguba for implicating him...

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio to attend Senate hearing on drugs

By Mario M. Banzon THE SENATE blue-ribbon committee has extended its invitation to Davao Vice-Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte and lawyer Manases “Mans” R. Carpio to...

Customs told to collect P50 billion monthly until December

NEWLY SEATED Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña must raise at least P50.1 billion in monthly revenues for the last four months of the year...

Advance rulings from the Bureau of Customs and the Tariff Commission

(First of two parts) It can be a nightmare for any importer to have imported goods held at customs for questioning on its classification, valuation...

Gordon, Trillanes fight over move to invite Dutertes to drug probe

TWO SENATORS got into a heated argument with one threatening to file an ethics complaint against another after the latter insisted on inviting presidential...

New Customs boss kicks off stint with warning

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter CUSTOMS Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña lost no time in warning his men of a hard-line approach to corruption as...

Trillanes tags in-law of Duterte in hearing on drug shipment

THE SENATE blue-ribbon committee on Tuesday, Aug. 29, resumed its inquiry on the P6.4 billion worth of shabu illegally shipped into the country late...

Senate to focus on shabu shipment inquiry amid charges between Lacson,...

ON the heels of an expose by Senator Panfilo M. Lacson last Wednesday, Aug. 23, and subsequent countercharges by resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner...

Lacson: Faeldon benefited from BoC corruption

RECENTLY RESIGNED Bureau of Customs (BoC) commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon was among the individuals identified by Senator Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday as among...

Dominguez sees Customs reforms on track after Faeldon departure

REFORMS in the Bureau of Customs (BoC) will stay on track despite the change in leadership, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. “There is...