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Customs misses 2015 revenue target

Jan 10, 2016 - 9:58 PM

For the 5th straight year the Bureau of Customs fails to achieve its full year goal

No record of balikbayan boxes being used for smuggling – Marcos

Sep 03, 2015 - 8:27 PM

The senator also asks Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina to apologize to OFWs over the bureau s significant lapses on the issue of balikbayan boxes

BALIKBAYAN BOX HEARING. Sen. Sonny Angara, chairman of the committee on ways and means (3rd from left), together with Sen. Grace Poe (left); Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto (2nd from left); Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano (4th from left); and Sen. Cynthia Villar (right) on Thursday, September 3, 2015, ask officials of the Bureau of Customs during a public inquiry about its new policy of opening balikbayan boxes on the suspicion these are used to smuggle drugs and firearms. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

De Lima on INC, Customs rules, police on migrants | 12PM wRap

Sep 03, 2015 - 12:35 PM

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INC street vigil, Poe in 2016, Customs modernization | 6PM wRap

Aug 28, 2015 - 7:25 PM

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Perceived gov't corruption eases; BOC gets 'very bad' rating

Aug 28, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Among 36 government institutions rated for sincerity in fighting corruption 21 get a thumbs up from business executives according to the results of a Social Weather Stations poll

The #Balikbayan box and the stubborn Bureau of Customs

Aug 25, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The bureau must learn from this experience that its uncompromising hard stance did no good

Recto's balikbayan box bill to increase tax exemption to $2,000

Aug 24, 2015 - 10:33 PM

The proposed law seeks to exempt the tax exempt value of the contents of a balikbayan box to 2 000 from the current 500

Miriam eyes probe into balikbayan boxes inspection

Aug 24, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Is nothing sacred anymore for the Bureau of Customs?

Aquino stops 'physical' check of balikbayan boxes

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:00 PM

2ND UPDATE President Aquino instructed the customs bureau Monday night that only in cases where there are derogatory findings from the X ray or K 9 examination will there be a physical inspection of goods

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the project briefing on the major infrastructure projects in the Province of Cebu at the Equipment Management Division of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VII in Sergio Osmena Boulevard corner V. Sotto, Cebu City on Monday (August 24, 2015). (Photo by Marcelino Pascua / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

Pemberton admission, Enrile returns, Lina defends customs | 6PM wRap

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:04 PM

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Rappler Talk: Why the Bureau of Customs opens your #BalikbayanBox

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:20 AM

Customs commissioner Bert Lina speaks up on the controversy surrounding the pilferage of items in balikbayan boxes

OFW groups seek dialogue with BOC on balikbayan boxes

Aug 22, 2015 - 11:05 PM

OFW groups wish to remind the Bureau of Customs that the balikbayan box is their expression of love to their families back home the product of their hard work in a foreign land

BALIKBAYAN BOXES. The Bureau of Customs are allowed to inspect boxes sent from Filipinos working abroad. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

Fifth Le Tour de Filipinas brings riders to expressways

Mar 19, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Le Tour De Filipinas will send around 80 local and international riders to some of the most advanced and modern highways in the country in its fifth edition which takes off on April 21 24

ROAD TRIP. The board of the 5th Edition of the Le Tour de Filipinas pose after Wednesday's press conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler