Sotheby’s appraises Marcos jewels

MANILA (Mabuhay) — International art auctioneer Sotheby’s on Friday appraised the 760 pieces of the Marcos jewelry collection confiscated by the government, following the appraisal conducted by auction house Christie’s earlier this week. Conducted at the Bangko Sentra...

Canada’s trash violated int’l treaty

DFA chief says Canadian waste importation to PHL Basel Convention MANILA (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday said the importation of Canadian waste to the Philippines was a violation of the Basel Convention, and that the Department of Foreign...

BOC seizes P20M of sugar from Thailand

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Customs has seized P20 million worth of smuggled sugar from Thailand, the bureau told reporters on Thursday. Sacks of refined white sugar were found hidden behind boxes of kitchenware inside a dozen container vans. The shipment, declared as...

Real estate magnate Villar, other trapos want Duterte to run

The presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appears to be gaining ground as support from people from all sectors of society, as well as from disgruntled political leaders, continue to swell everyday. A few days ago, the Nacionalista Party (NP) and the Partido...

Migrante holds ‘zero remittance day’ protest near Malacañang

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Overseas Filipino workers on Friday gathered a few meters from Malacañang in Manila as part of the simultaneous “zero remittance day” protest on Friday. Led by the group Migrante, overseas Filipino workers held placards condemning the Bureau...

Jujeath’s belt consigned to another person — Customs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Boxer and mixed martial arts fighter Jujeath Nagaowa’s world championship belt was taxed almost P6,000 because the shipment was consigned to another person, the Internal Administration Group of the Bureau of Customs has said. Arturo Lachica of the...

Customs most corrupt gov’t agency — SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) ranked as the most corrupt among the government agencies in a poll conducted among executives of companies according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday. The survey involved face-to-face interview of...

Manila court stops BOC from cancelling P650-M data base contract

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A regional trial court of Manila has stopped the Bureau of Customs from cancelling the P650-million contract on the Integrated Customs Processing System. The Omnibus Order from the Manila Regional Trial Court-Branch issued the preliminary injunctioni on...

Boxer ‘hurt’ after Customs imposes P6k tax on championship belt

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With the Bureau of Customs (BoC) still under fire over the now-aborted random inspection of balikbayan boxes, a Filipina boxer and mixed martial arts fighter expressed disappointment after she was told that she still had to shell out money to get her...

Sugar millers’ group joins call for Lina’s resignation from BOC

MANILA, Aug 27 (Mabuhay) – An association of sugarcane planters and sugar millers on Thursday called for the resignation of Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina, claiming smuggling has become rampant under his watch. “All I know is [during the time of] the old commissioner, walang...