BOC Destroys P45-M Forfeited Vehicles

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — Government officials led the simultaneous destruction of 10 forfeited vehicles worth PHP45.243 million in Manila and Cebu in celebration of the Bureau of Customs’ 119th founding anniversary on Tuesday. Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and...

P100-M worth of fake signature bags, medicines seized — BOC

MANILA, Feb 1 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday reported the apprehension of counterfeit items worth PHP100 million in Manila. In a statement, the bureau, through the Manila International Container Port (MICP), seized fake items in a storage facility in...

Customs seizes P2.7M in dollar bills hidden inside magazines from HK

MANILA, June 15 (Mabuhay) –Customs authorities have seized P2.7 million worth of US dollar bills inserted in pages of various magazines declared as “Chinese Cook Book Recipes” which entered the country last month. In a statement on Sunday, the Bureau of Customs...

Sen. Bam: substandard steel products killed hundreds in Bohol, Cebu

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A senator blamed substandard steel products for the death of hundreds of people in the Magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated Bohol and Cebu last year. “Hundreds of lives were lost because of substandard and inferior steel products used in houses and other...

Rice farmers launch ‘Piso-Piso’ campaign vs smugglers

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Groups of rice farmers from Luzon have fortified their campaign against rampant smuggling, taking initiative to raise at least P500,000 for the arrest of suspected smugglers in the country. In coordination with the Senate Committee on Agriculture chaired by...

280,000 seized lumber to be converted to school chairs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday donated 280,000 board feet of confiscated lumber to Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to be converted into school chairs. BOC said they confiscated 68 20-footer container vans from Davao,...