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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...

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...

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...

Sugar planters ask DA to investigate ‘undocumented entry’ of HFCS

SUGAR PLANTERS are blaming the reported unabated smuggling of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) into the country as the cause in the drop in...

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...

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...

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...

DA purges garlic importers’ list amid cartel investigation

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has suspended the accreditation of 50 more garlic importers amid allegations of cartel-like behavior raised by a Senate investigation. “I...

P900-billion of goods smuggled in 2011-15 – study

SMUGGLED GOODS worth as much as P900 billion entered the Philippines in a span of five years, a study by the University of Asia...