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Sugar bloc ‘dismayed, disappointed’ anew with Lina

THE country’s sugar industry expressed “utter dismay and disappointment” over the decision of Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Alberto Lina to order the release of several shipments of beverage “sweetener” consigned to multi-national giant Coca Cola Bottlers without prior import clearance from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). Ed Lumanog, deputy…

Is Canada turning PH into toxic waste dump?

THE discovery of more garbage shipments from Canada by customs authorities has ignited fresh calls for the government to decisively act against the illegal traffic in waste that is turning the Philippines into a virtual dumpsite. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog for chemical safety and zero waste, urged the…
  • Published in Nation

Probe ukay-ukay smuggling — Miriam

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has sought a probe into the alleged involvement of customs officials in the so-called “5-20” smuggling scheme at the Bureau of Customs (BoC). She filed Senate Resolution No. 1233 seeking an inquiry into the government continuing to lose much-needed revenue to the “cinco hui, lusot veinte” or…

‘Ukay-ukay’ witnesses under threat?

Several participants who agreed to become government witnesses to the “diversion” to the local market of more than 2,300 bales of “ukay-ukay” (used clothes) now under probe by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) are reportedly receiving “death threats” from unknown quarters. Reliable sources from the bureau who are familiar with…
  • Published in Nation

‘In’ or ‘out?’ Fate of BoC chief hangs

“RUMORS” that Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissiner John Philip ‘Sunny’ Sevilla is on the way out continue to gain credence after he was allegedly “snubbed” by President Benigno Aquino III during an official function in Bulacan last Friday. People’s Tonight sources among the members of the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC)…
  • Published in Nation

Top IG exec in 'hot water' over seized 'ukay-ukay'

A MILITARY officer detailed at the Intelligence Group (IG) of the Bureau of Customs is in “hot water” for allegedly protecting a syndicate engaged in the smuggle of used clothes (“ukay-ukay”) at the Port of Davao. BOC insiders, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue,…

EG foils vehicle smuggling try at Subic

THE Enforcement Group of the Bureau of Customs (BOC-EG) has foiled another attempt to smuggle into the country three second-hand luxury vehicles at the Port of Subic from South Korea worth more than P5 million. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ariel Nepomuceno, deputy commissioner for enforcement, said the shipper tried…
  • Published in Nation

Steel smuggling charges filed

THE Bureau of Customs yesterday filed before the Department of Justice charges against two traders and two brokers for the illegal importation of steel products worth P3.98 million in 2014 and 2013 respectively. The charges against Thunder Birds Trading owner Shine Montes, Sagfern International Trading owner Judy Fernandez and customs…
  • Published in Nation

70 container vans of smuggled rice seized at CDO port

THE Intelligence Group of the Bureau of Customs confiscated 70 more container vans of smuggled rice at the Port of Cagayan de Oro allegedly “owned” by a Cebu municipal mayor, who was among those identified as involved in the rampant smuggling in the country’s southern ports. Sources in the IG,…

P2B halaga ng kargamento, naka-alerto

SA kasalukuyan ay may 749 container vans na naglalaman ng smuggled goods ang pinipigil ngayon ng Bureau Of Customs (BOC) sa iba’t ibang parte ng bansa. Nagkakahalaga ng mahigit na P2 bilyon ang mga nasabing kargamento na nauna nang inalerto ng BOC Intelligence Group na pinamumunuan ni Depcom Jessie Dellosa.…
  • Published in Opinion
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