Customs shelves release of imported rice shipment at Cagayan De Oro port

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Customs shelves release of imported rice shipment at Cagayan De Oro port 

By Cris Diaz

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 6 (PNA) – Customs officials have intercepted a shipment of “white rice” suspected to be illegally imported from Vietnam at the port area here Monday, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Tuesday.

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Pimentel files bill prohibiting opening of balikbayan boxes of OFWs

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pimentel files bill prohibiting opening of balikbayan boxes of OFWs 

MANILA, Sept. 8 – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said on Tuesday he has filed a bill prohibiting not only the opening of balikbayan boxes but exempting "one balikbayan box per month per OFW" from duties and taxes.

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BOC crafting guidelines on handling of balikbayan boxes

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on BOC crafting guidelines on handling of balikbayan boxes 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is crafting guidelines on the handling of balikbayan boxes of Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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Customs also probing entry of fake rice into PHL

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Customs also probing entry of fake rice into PHL 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, July 2 (PNA) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is conducting its own investigation on the reported entry in the country of fake rice from China.

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CA clears BOC exec of administrative raps

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on CA clears BOC exec of administrative raps 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, June 10 (PNA) — The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed an order of the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) dismissing the administrative charge of dishonesty against a high-ranking official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for her alleged failure, among others, to declare some of her properties in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).

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(Feature) Why imported used clothes are not accepted as donation by DSWD?

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Why imported used clothes are not accepted as donation by DSWD? 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, May 24 (PNA) — Generosity and willingness to help are good attitudes possessed by many Filipinos in and out of the country and even by other nationalities from the different parts of the world.

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New Customs chief to divest from companies dealing with BOC

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on New Customs chief to divest from companies dealing with BOC 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) — Newly appointed Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Alberto Lina will divest interest from all companies which have transactions with the bureau.

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China's private financing to hit 18 trln in 2015

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on China's private financing to hit 18 trln in 2015 

BEIJING, Jan. 6 — Aggregate private financing, a liquidity measure that sums up funds offered by China's domestic suppliers, will amount to 18 trillion yuan (USD 2.9 billion) in 2015.

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Authorities seize P400-M worth of high-grade shabu

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Authorities seize P400-M worth of high-grade shabu 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 5 (PNA) — Forty kilograms of illegal drugs worth P400 million, hidden inside a water pump was seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Monday.

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Port congestion worsened during the holidays, says private group

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Port congestion worsened during the holidays, says private group 

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Port capacity utilization in Manila has gone up 10 percent, according to a private group which recently predicted that port congestion levels would go up if immediate action is not sought.

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