Guban heads to WPP; vows to tell all about shabu smuggling at BOC

MANILA — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer Jimmy Guban will be turned over to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday where he will be placed under the witness…

Seized Luxury

DFA welcomes suspension of balikbayan box tax

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday welcomed the decision of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to suspend the implementation of the duty and tax-free privileges of…

BOC suspends rules on duty, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday announced the temporary suspension of the guidelines in the implementation of the duty and tax-free policy for consolidated balikbayan boxes, due to the numerous criticisms…

BOC chief inspects seized goods at Manila port

MANILA – Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña led the inspection of several container vans loaded with two luxury cars, automotive parts and agricultural products worth PHP19 million at…

BOC suspends use of ‘green lane’ for shipments

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has temporarily stopped the use of the ‘green lane’ in classifying shipments that are entering the country’s ports until a review on the system…

President advice to Paolo, Mans: Go to Senate, but…

DAVAO CITY – If he has an advice to son Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and son-in-law Atty. Manases “Mans” Carpio, President Rodrigo Duterte would want the two to appear before the…

Lapeña assumes as new BOC chief, vows to curb corruption

MANILA — Newly-installed Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña vowed to stop corruption and increase their revenue collection in compliance with marching orders from President Rodrigo Duterte. “The marching order…

Faeldon denies receiving P100-M ‘welcome gift’ from smugglers

  MANILA — Outgoing Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon denied Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claim that he allegedly received PHP100 million as a ‘welcome gift’ from smugglers right after assuming…

Customs official blamed for P6.4-B shabu shipment now in House custody

  MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) official who allegedly failed to tag the shipment of PHP6.25 billion worth of illegal drugs from China as contraband in the BOC’s…

Customs seizes PHP10-M worth high-end cars in Subic

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized three high-end used vehicles worth PHP10 million in Subic, Zambales province. In a statement, the BOC said the vehicles -– 1…

CA affirms dismissal of BOC employee over unexplained wealth

MANILA — The Court of Appeals (CA) denied the petition filed by a Bureau of Customs official thus affirming the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Victor Cerniaz…

Pres. Duterte urges BoC to step up drive vs smuggling, illegal drugs

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte urged on Wednesday the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to strengthen further their operations against smuggling and illegal drugs. “As the BOC is at the frontline…

BOC seizes Php 700-M smuggled fuel

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) scored its first big break against oil smuggling in only six months on the Duterte watch with the seizure of two oil vessels…

Starting Christmas day, Balikbayan boxes worth Php150,000 exempted from taxes

MANILA — Balikbayan boxes worth Php150,000 sent by Filipinos working and living abroad will be exempted from taxes starting Dec. 25, Christmas Day. This after the Bureau of Customs (BOC)…