The Bureau of Customs and the Balikbayan Box

Press Release
References: Atty. H. Harry L. Roque Jr. and Atty. Joel R. Butuyan

The public is invited to attend our press conference this Tuesday, 25 August 2015, at 11:30 am, regarding Bureau of Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina’s move to inspect/tax balikbayan boxes and to cancel a PhP 650-million contract to establish an integrated customs.  The contract would have armed the BOC with a modern system to catch fake, tampered, and reused documents, and other devious schemes resorted to by big time smugglers.
Date:  Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Time: 11:30 am
Venue: 3/F Conference Room, Bocobo Hall, UP Law Center, College of Law, UP Diliman

One comment on “The Bureau of Customs and the Balikbayan Box

  1. edong says:

    What the BOC should look into with unquestionable integrity are the scheme of big time smugglers and not the mere balikbayan box of the poor ofw. As the saying goes, “If you can not solve the problem, you are the problem yourself”. That being said, let the BOC be managed by more qualified people who should really implement policies and procedures for the protection of every stakeholder.

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