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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Smuggled sex toys turn up in Quiapo

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.
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.

About Nicanor Faeldon


Nicanor Escalano Faeldon is the 38th commissioner of the Bureau of Customs (BOC).  He assumed office on June 30, 2016 after he was appointed to the position by the newly-elected President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Born on July 29, 1965 in Batanes province, Faeldon dreamt of becoming a soldier when he was still young.  His parents, both educators, however, did not approve of it.  Instead, he took up a Political Science course at National University and graduated in 1989.

Determined to pursue his original ambition, he enrolled in military courses after graduating from college. He was called to active duty at the Philippine Marines in 1992.

While in the Marine Corps, Faeldon carved an enviable reputation by winning several awards: a Gold Cross Medal, 3 Military Merit Medals, 5 Military Commendation Medals, a Wounded Personnel Medal, and medals for a distinguished record in military campaigns in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

His simple dream to join the military service has grown into a passion to serve the country.

Faeldon is the brains behind which is aimed at creating “a greater national consciousness to achieve nationhood”, and Kalayaan Atin Ito, which asserts the country’s sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea.

He has also made the rounds of various schools to encourage students to join in fighting corruption in the government.

It is the same fight that he hopes to bring to the BOC, which is often regarded as one of the most corrupt agencies in the Philippine bureaucracy.

Today, Faeldon, along with his trusted men, is at the forefront in the drive to restore the people’s confidence in the BOC by instituting reforms to weed out corruption and improve the  delivery of services at the agency