President Aquino says BoC needs more time to carry out reforms

February 10, 2012 11:00 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 10 — The public must give the Bureau of Customs (BoC) more time to carry out reform measures considering the severity of the problems that it faces, President Benigno S. Aquino III said.

“Ang hinahabol natin umasenso lahat. Ngayon, na-highlight sa Customs dahil napakalayo nila doon sa inaasam-asam natin at tatatlong buwan pa lang si Ruffy Biazon at si Danny Lim, tapos medyo malalalim na ugat ng problem diyan sa Customs at talaga namang kailangan bigyan natin ng realizable target,” the President said in an interview on Friday.

The President was interviewed by the media during the launching of an entrepreneurial program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Taguig City on Friday. Reporters asked the President about the government agencies that he will prioritize in the implementation of reforms.

Aside from discussing the reforms at the BoC, the President said he is impressed at the way TESDA Director General Emmanuel Joel Villanueva does his work.

Despite the P2.4 billion debt, the President said TESDA was able to get ISO certification as well as posting 61 percent employment record.

“Talaga namang happy tayo (with the performance). But of course, pag ni-report ni Joel na 100 percent ng 100 percent, mas happy tayo,” he said. (PNA)

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