20 Customs execs file courtesy resignation

MANILA — Some 20 officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have submitted their courtesy resignations to Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero. In an interview Monday, BOC spokesperson, lawyer Erastus Sandino Austria…

Drug smugglers becoming bolder: Malacañang

MANILA — Malacañang on Saturday described drug manufacturers and smugglers as “bolder” after a recent report which showed PHP6.8 billion worth of “shabu” from an alleged Taiwan syndicate had recently…

Customs examiner convicted of graft

MANILA — The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has convicted Bureau of Customs (BOC) examiner Dionisito Valles for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. In its Feb. 2…

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Taguba, 2 others submit counter-affidavits on drug raps

MANILA — Customs broker Mark Ruben G. Taguba and two others on Monday submitted their counter-affidavits in the continuation of the preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice on the drug…

Bu. of Customs relieves employee for bribery

MANILA — A Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Davao employee allegedly involved in an anomalous transaction has been relieved of his post after a copy of the CCTV…

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)…

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