Duterte wants to spare Lapeña from intrigue: Palace
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Duterte wants to spare Lapeña from intrigue: Palace

Duterte wants to spare Lapeña from intrigue: Palace By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang said Friday President Rodrigo Duterte has announced one week ahead the transfer of former Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña to spare the latter from intrigue amid the probe on the multi-billion-peso “shabu” (crystal meth) shipment into the … Continue reading

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DSWD to distribute seized goods to ‘Ompong’ victims

DSWD to distribute seized goods to ‘Ompong’ victims By Perfecto Raymundo, Jr. MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to distribute to victims of Typhoon Ompong new and used clothings and other smuggled goods donated by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). DSWD Undersecretary for Disaster Response Management … Continue reading

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Customs chief orders 5-day limit on processing of cargo docs

Customs chief orders 5-day limit on processing of cargo docs By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA — Companies transacting business with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) can expect faster processing time of their documents. This was after Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña issued Customs Memorandum Order No. 24-2017 setting a “five-day mandatory timeframe to respond to all … Continue reading

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BOC suspends rules on duty, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes

BOC suspends rules on duty, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday announced the temporary suspension of the guidelines in the implementation of the duty and tax-free policy for consolidated balikbayan boxes, due to the numerous criticisms among overseas Filipino workers (OFW) on the rules in … Continue reading