DUTERTE WANTS BOC EMPLOYEES TO LIVE A SIMPLE LIFE
February 8, 2017 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was pleased by the Bureau of Customs’ revenue collection performance from November 2016 to January 2017 and attributed the agency’s gains to the sacrifices of the agency’s workforce.
Addressing the BOC employees during the 115th BOC Founding Anniversary, Duterte said : “Be satisfied of what you have. Live within your means. Live a simple life.”
He said living an extravagant life was one of the reasons why government employees commit corrupt acts.
Duterte also said he was confident that the BOC would be able to get out of its old tag of being the “most corrupt’ agency in the bureaucracy.
The President likewise said he was pleased with the BOC performance, particularly in terms of revenue collections, and expressed the hope that more funds would be raised to finance the purchase of weapons for the modernization program of the military.