𝗕𝗢𝗖 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗮𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗳 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀

In line with the celebration of the Bureau of Customs119th Founding Anniversary, the Port of Surigao conducted relief operations aimed at alleviating the present life conditions of Port personnel.

The event was headed by Port of Surigao District Collector Noli P. Santua Jr. In coordination with Sister Maribel Ortega OSB of the Monesterio de San Benito and volunteer donors led by Landbank Manager Mr. Charlito D. Arquion.

The beneficiaries were composed of porters, stevedoers and dock workers who have no work because of the pandemic. These people were not allowed to go up the vessels to render stevedoring and portering services.

The outreach activity was aimed to provide aid to unemployed port workers during such trying times in the form of 5 kilos of rice, foods and other basic necessities for the more than 120 port workers.

In his statement, Collector Santua stated that he shall continue to look after the welfare of the men and women of the Port as a recognition of their service. 

The Port of Surigao continues to work and coordinate with agencies and volunteers to enhance the life condition of port workers and supply chain contributors under the guidance of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero.

FEBRUARY 12, 2021

𝗕𝗢𝗖 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟭𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆

As part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) 119th founding anniversary, the Bureau on February 10, 2021 held a blood letting activity entitled “Sa Aming Anibersaryo, Dugo ang alay namin sa inyo”.

The activity was spearheaded by the BOC Medical and Dental Division headed by Dr. Sigrid Duclan in coordination with Dugong Alay, Dugtong Buhay Inc. & UERM Memorial Medical Center Inc.

Various employees showed up to the activity and were more than willing to donate blood to those who are in need. The Medical and Dental Division were also on hand to assist in extracting blood from donors as well as provide information to employees on how to further prevent infection from COVID-19. The division was recently recognized in their efforts against COVID-19 in the Bureau of Customs especially during the height of the nationwide lockdown.

As the nation continues its fight against COVID-19, the BOC recognizes the importance of having blood available to extend the lives of those affected by the deadly virus. The Bureau supports efforts in combating the virus in various ways other than the facilitation of medical supplies and securing the borders from fake and smuggled medical items.

𝘽𝙊𝘾-𝙈𝙄𝘾𝙋 𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙑𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙋15𝙈 𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙤 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙡𝙖

As part of continuing efforts of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) to secure the country’s borders, the Bureau through the Manila International Container Port’s (MICP) Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) and Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) in coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) apprehended various goods in a storage facility in Paco Manila on February 04, 2021. 

Through a Letter of Authority signed by BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, the composite team inspected the facility and discovered the presence of reams of chinese cigarettes, food items and medicines. Also found were liquors, cellphones, cellphone accessories and powerbanks. The items were belivieved to have an estimated value of Php 15 Milllion.

Further inventory and investigation are underway for the possible filing of charges for violation of section 1400 of RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization and Tarrif Act (CMTA).

MICP remains committed to its mandate of border protection through enhanced intelligence and enforcement coordination under the guidance of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero. ###