Duterte to lead guests at BOC 115th anniversary

February 7, 2017- Duterte to lead guests at  BOC 115th anniversary

    President Rodrigo Duterte will be the guest of honor when the Bureau of Customs (BOC) marks its 115th Founding Anniversary tomorrow at its central office in Port Area, Manila.


    Duterte will be welcomed by Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other BOC officials at the Social Hall for the arrival honors and gallery walk through at 2 p.m

   
    Faeldon, who was named to the post by the President last July, will deliver the bureau’s accomplishment report that will highlight the upward trend in revenue collections especially during the last three months. 

   
    For January 2017 alone, Faeldon said the BOC posted a 101% revenue collection of P35.745 billion, surpassing its revenue target of P35.509 billion by P236 million for the period.


    The BOC’s Financial Services Unit (FSU) said that the January collection was 115% higher than the 2016 cash collection of P31.08 billion.


    Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez will join President Duterte in giving recognition to the best performing collection districts and their exemplary foreign counterparts during the awarding ceremonies..


    Faeldon said the BOC has scheduled a series of activities for the six-day affair, which began on,February 4, with the theme, “United Towards Transformational Change.”


    Among the activities lined up are a Shootfest at Villamor Air Base, a Parade of Slogans with ports personnel as participants, a Eucharistic Celebration, a symposium on services  provided bt Philhealth, Social Security System and the Government Service Insurance System, a  community outreach program Provident Fund Road Tour, public consultations,and Sosyalan at Gabi ng Parangal.


    Jublilarians and retirees who will receive awards from Faeldon include: For 20 years in service – Consuelo Villanueva, Jeanette Dadural, Rory Maravilla, and Sadat Manick; 25 years in service  – Francis Vic Alindogan, Sergio Alvarado IV, Alexander Arada, Nancy Arsolacia, Meriam Avena, Leo Azarcon, Fernando Barcelona, Alex Bautista, Rosemarie Cachila, Angelito Chaves, Helen Embudo, Godwin Fabia,  Marcelo Gaviona, Ronnaldo Geluz, Mary Jean Guillergan, Ramon Hernandez, Belinda Lim, Angelito Lizano, Pangalian Macabato and Robert Millares.

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COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA
Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson
Telephone: (02) 527-45-16
Cellular Number: 09185468500


Public Information & Assistance Division
Bureau of Customs
G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila

(Landline) +632 5278259
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(Email) customs_piad@yahoo. com.ph

CUSTOMS HITS 101% IN JAN 2017 REVENUE COLLECTION

February 7, 2017-CUSTOMS HITS 101% IN JAN 2017 REVENUE COLLECTION

 
    THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) hit a 101% record in its January revenue collection, reaching P35.745 billion and surpassing its revenue target of P35.509 billion by P236 million for the period.


    In a preliminary report, the BOC’s Financial Services Unit (FSU) disclosed that the January collection is comparatively 115% higher than the cash collection of P31.08 billion in 2016.


    “The amount in revenue collection for January 2017 could hit an outstanding sum in the final financial and revenue collection reports that will be released by the National Treasury soon,”  the FSU said.

   
    Commissioner Nicanor  Faeldon said the BOC has regained the trust and confidence of stakeholders, thus, its collections continue to rise in line with the agency’s fiscal and administrative policies.


    “Our relentless consultations with all transacting publics, including that of BOC personnel, on continuous improvement of policy reforms and programs have built public trust that, in effect, created a conducive environment especially in transparent trade facilitation and in  the work performance of our employees,” he said.


    “From the beginning, we worked hard to accomplish our tasks, especially to improve revenue collections, stop corruption, and wipe out smuggling as inspired by our mandate and in compliance with the directives of President Duterte,”


    Faeldon credited the surplus in BOC’s revenue collection in January to the outstanding performances of its 11 major ports, namely San Fernando, Manila, Legaspi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Davao, Subic, and Limay, which  exceeded their respective  income targets.


    The Manila International Container Port (MICP), on the other hand, posted a promising performance of 99.1% and is seen to hit or surpass its P10.9 billion target once all collection records are consolidated in the final report by the National Treasury.


    “We remain highly-optimistic that  the MICP will bring on a 100% revenue collection performance and join the list as the 12th port that hit its revenue target for January 2017,” Faeldon added..

   
    Outstanding revenue collections have been reflected in BOC records twice in a row now : in December 2016 with 100.2% in revenue, and most recently, in January 2017.
 



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COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA
Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson
Telephone: (02) 527-45-16

Cellular Number: 09185468500


Public Information & Assistance Division
Bureau of Customs
G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila)
Manila
(Landline) +632 5278259
(Fax) +632 5271968
(Email) customs_piad@yahoo. com.ph

Mangkono logs seized in Davao port

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February 6, 2017- Logs cut from endangered trees found only in the Philippines were confiscated on Sunday  by Bureau of Customs  (BOC) agents at the Port of Davao  in Davao City after these were discovered to be a misdeclared shipment.
 
    In a report  to Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, Customs District Collector Jamail A. Marohomsalic said the logs were discovered when a container was opened by the BOC before Philippine Drugs Enforcement Administration agents and the Philippine Coast Guard following a tip that there were illegal drugs inside the van.
 
    According to Marohomsalic, the logs were supposed  to be exported by Transmodal International Inc,    with offices in Lanang, Davao City, to a consignee in Hiroshima, Japan identified as Sanyo Tsushu Co. Ltd.. .
 
    The mangkono tree, commonly known as Philippine iron wood,  has been categorized  as endangered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red list for 2014. The cutting of the tree is prohibited  under a provision in the Forestry Code of the Philippines.The logs are used as shipping or housing material or in furniture-making.
    Marohomsalic said the shipment, valued at P380,000, had no export permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA
Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson
Telephone: (02) 527-45-16
Cellular Number: 09185468500
 
Public Information & Assistance Division
Bureau of Customs, G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila
(Landline) +632 5278259

BOC  WARNS VS AGRI-PRODUCTS SMUGGLING

 
 
    The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a stern warning against the  smuggling of agricultural products with the discovery that unscrupulous traders have recently added India to its list of best sources of red onions and other farm produce..
 
    Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said the renewed vigilance on imported farm products was triggered by the bust of a P15-million worth of smuggled fresh red onions contained in 11 vans recently shipped from India through to the Manila International Container Port (MICP).
 
    “This is the first time since I assumed my post in July that I heard of onions being imported from India,,” Faeldon said.
 
    BOC records, so far, show that onions were often smuggled into the country from China and other Asian countries.
 
    Faeldon also stressed the BOC’s fight against the smuggling of agricultural products as a top effort between customs and the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its agency’s point person Federico E. Laciste, Jr. with full support of Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Office of the President who is the chair of the inter-agency committee on anti-agricultural smuggling.
 
    “I have directed the officers of 17 ports and sub-ports to give due attention to the importation of agricultural products and closely verify, authenticate, and double check its documents and required permits so the BOC and the inter-agency can and will be able to protect the interest and welfare of Filipino farmers and stop all forms of economic sabotage,” he stressed.
 
    The BOC is a member of the inter-agency committee on anti-agricultural smuggling composed of the National Food Authority, DA, and the Office of the President through the Office of the Cabinet Secretary headed by Evasco.
 
    Faeldon noted that the seizure of the 11 containers was effected in compliance with the memorandum order of DA Assistant Secretary FedericoLaciste dated December 24, 2016 citing that the filing of SPS permit validation for agricultural products was allowed until December 31, 2016 only.  The onion shipments arrived on January 1, , thus its previous import permit elapsed. effectively violating the provisions of Republic Act 10845, otherwise known as the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016.
 
    Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) Director Neil L. Estrella citing a report from MICP-CIIS Officer-In-Charge Teodoro Sagaral said the onion imports have two consignees:: Mheriban Sales Corporation (MSC) in, Binondo, Manila and Malaya Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MMPC), in Candaba, Pampanga.
 
    Of the 11 containers,  eight were consigned to MSC and three in the name of  MMPC.
 
REFERENCE:
 
COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA
Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson
Telephone: (02) 527-45-16
Cellular Number: 09185468500
 
Public Information & Assistance Division
Bureau of Customs, G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila
(Landline) +632 5278259
(Fax) +632 5271968 ; (Email) customs_piad@yahoo. com.ph

CUSTOMS SEIZES P20M RICE STOCK IN TAYTAY

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February 3, 2017- SOME 8,000 bags of rice  worth P20 millionthat copuld have been smuggled into the country were seized in a raid by intelligence agents of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on February 2..
 
    Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon sid the rice was found in a warehouse at Cresda Ville Subd., Barangay San Juan in Taytay, Rizal.
 
    “The raid was in conjunction with our heightened efforts to stop all forms of agricultural smuggling as provided in Republic Act (RA) 10845, otherwise known as the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016 and in full compliance with the policy of Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Inter-Agency Task Force composed of BOC, National Food Authority, Department of Agriculture (DA), and Office of the Cabinet Secretary of the Office of the President,” Faeldon said.
 
    Faeldon cited that agricultural smuggling, especially rice , would prompt the BOC to file charges of  economic sabotage against violators as provided under RA 10845, of evidence shows this was the case.. ‘
 
    CIIS Director Neil L. Estrella, said the warehouse owner was identified as Bernadette Ang of Baranagay San Juan, Taytay.
 
    “We are currently tracing the origin of the seized rice since Ang has not presented import documents to justify its importation into the country,” he stressed.
 
    Estrella cited the success of the raid through the full support of representatives of DA, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, and barangay officials jn the area.
 
    The warehouse where the rice stocks are stored has been padlocked and is now under watch by agents of the BOC.
 
 
 

REFERENCE :
 
COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA

Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson

Telephone: (02) 527-45-16

Cellular Number: 09185468500


Public Information & Assistance Division

Bureau of Customs
G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila

(Landline) +632 5278259
(Fax) +632 5271968
(Email) customs_piad@yahoo. com.ph

Smuggled sex toys turn up in Quiapo

PRESS RELEASE
 
January 25,  2017
 
    Intelligence agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) stumbled upon a cache of  smuggled boxes of imported sex vibrators and other sex enhancement products as the goods were being unloaded from a container parked on a street  in Quiapo, Manila last month.
 
    Included in the cargo worth an estimated P15 million were karaoke amplifiers, bales of rice, electronic products and other merchandise from China.
 
    Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said agents of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) were conducting a routinary inspection in the area when they spotted men unloading cargo from a container on Padilla Street.
 
    The shipment was misdeclared as ‘polybags  and consigned to Elsprocon Trading with a business address in Binondo, Manila. The importer also failed to show an import permit from the Food and Drugs Administration
 
    The other seized cargo likewise lacked the necessary import documents and was also grossly misdeclared. According to CIIS Intelligence Officer Joel Pinawin, the importer only paid the undervalued amount of P72,702.03 in duties and taxes.
 
    Supported by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, the BOC-CIIS team coordinated its efforts with the help of barangay and Manila city government officials as well as the Philippine National Police.
 
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REFERENCE:               
 
COL. NEIL ANTHONY L. ESTRELLA
Director, CIIS and BOC Spokesperson
Telephone: (02) 527-45-16
Cellular Number: 09185468500
 
Public Information & Assistance Division
Bureau of Customs
G/F OCOM Building, South Harbor (Port of Manila), Manila
(Landline) +632 5278259
(Email) customs_piad@yahoo. com.ph

Performance Report: First 100 days of BOC under Commissioner Faeldon

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Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon assumed office on 30 June with the challenge of heading an office that is often identified as among the country’s most corrupt government agencies.

 

The leadership of Commissioner Faeldon did not fail, as it has delivered on its first 3 months a number of reforms that has improved services in the Bureau.

 

Here’s what the current Bureau administration has already accomplished in its first 100 days:

 

Anti-smuggling campaign

 

Between July and September 2016, around P60.96 million worth of various kinds of illegal drugs have been seized in different ports in the country. Illegal drugs that were apprehended include marijuana, cocaine, shabu, and ecstacy — all of which were already turned over to the PDEA.

 

The Bureau has also uncovered on August the smuggling of firearms through a balikbayan box. These firearms were later on found to be used for the alleged assassination of President Rodrigo Duterte.

 

Also apprehended in various ports were smuggled vehicles, fabrics, gadgets, and agricultural items like rice, onions and sugar.  The Manila International Container Port (MICP) alone seized several shipments that were found to have violated applicable customs laws.  The shipments were valued at P4,685.920.00 in total.

 

Commissioner Faeldon has highlighted in press conferences his vow to stop the entry of illegal goods and commodities in the country – particularly dangerous drugs – under his leadership.

 

Anti-corruption campaign

 

As he began his term, Commissioner Faeldon made clear his warning to corrupt Bureau officials and employees, and emphasized the need to reform the Bureau from within.

 

To date, around 18 cases involving employees of the Bureau have been investigated, with 14 cases already forwarded to the DOJ. Also, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service has acted upon 22 complaints filed by stakeholders.

 

For full transparency, the administration of Commissioner Faeldon went full blast in the installation of CCTV cameras in the Bureau’s offices — a promise he made during the Malacañang press conference on August. Currently, there are 158 operational CCTV cameras installed in and around the Port of Manila and OCOM building — including Commissioner Faeldon’s own office. Livestreaming was also made available online to make camera feeds accessible to the public.

 

Commissioner Faeldon continuously appeals to the stakeholders and the public to cooperate with the Bureau by reporting all corrupt activities. “Do not isolate us. Instead, approach us, give us the opportunity to do our job,” he said.

 

Trade facilitation

 

For the implementation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) — which was signed into law during the Aquino administration — a series of weekly public consultations took off on September for the drafting of its Implementing Rules and Regulations. The public consultations gathered stakeholders to discuss the draft Customs Administrative Orders (CAOs) for select topics under the CMTA.

 

Before the 100th day of Commissioner Faeldon in office, one CAO (CAO No. 02-2016, Imported Goods with De Minimis Value Not Subject to Duties and Taxes) has been approved.

 

The Bureau also organized on September a forum on streamlining permits for efficient trade facilitation (attended by trade-related government agencies) and kicked off its series of seminars on basic Customs procedures, rules and regulations (for brokers, importers, and other stakeholders) on the same month. It also hosted on September international events like the 2016 World Customs Organization (WCO) – Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development (PICARD) Conference, and the First Train-the-Trainers Workshop on the Implementation ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 2017.

 

To enhance the performance of the Bureau, special offices/committees/departments were created such as the Committee on Revenue Enhancement (to address revenue collection shortage in the past), the Command Center (to centralize issuance of shipment alert orders), and the Special Studies and Project Development Committee.

 

Revenue collection

 

Around P1.4 million worth of additional duties and taxes have been collected from August to September from shipments in Port of Manila (POM) and MICP that were subjected to spot checking and found as undervalued.

 

In addition, MICP generated a total of P50,598,968 in revenues from public auction sales it conducted from July to August.

 

These supplemented the monthly revenue collection targets of the Bureau, which reached 85.9% and 95.2% for July and August, respectively. These figures are higher by 6% and 8%, respectively, compared to collections from the same month last year.

 

“We are digits higher than last year’s collection. 2014 and 2015 reports are same. Our plan is to improve the revenue collection of BOC,” he said.

 

Commissioner Faeldon stressed that the eradication of corruption will help the Bureau yield higher revenue collection.

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