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Delayed license plates abandoned at Manila port – customs

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina says the license plates are in 11 container vans and have incurred duties and taxes of about P40 million

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

House approves Customs reform act on 3rd reading

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:44 PM

The bill seeks full automation of BOC transactions and an increase in the minimum cost of taxable imported goods from P10 to P5 000

ASEAN INTEGRATION. Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina hopes to have the CMTA enacted by yearend in time for the ASEAN economic integration.

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

Customs releases revised rules, regulations on balikbayan boxes

Sep 02, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The order shall take effective immediately and states that in case a balikbayan box is placed under alert it will be subjected to 100 physical examination

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

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?

Customs' Bert Lina: Be honest, declare what's in your #BalikbayanBox

Aug 24, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Bert Lina also says there s a need to redefine balikbayan box

Appeal for Mary Jane, Lacson eyes presidency, Oscar dela Hoya | The wRap

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Philippines files a ‘stronger’ appeal for Mary Jane Former Senator Ping Lacson considers running for president Oscar dela Hoya blasts referee in superfight

New Customs chief: 'I will double down on reforms'

Apr 24, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina vows to continue the reforms started by ex chief John Sevilla and vows to move faster than usual with only a little over a year to serve in the position

NEW BOC CHIEF. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (Left) administers the oath on new Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina on April 24, 2015. Photo from the DOF

Customs chief John Sevilla resigns

Apr 23, 2015 - 10:29 AM

3rd UPDATE Customs Commissioner John Sevilla announces his decision a day after he vowed to fight any attempt of political groups to use his agency as a milking cow for their 2016 campaign

RESIGNED. Customs Commissioner John Sevilla hopes his successor would continue reforms in the bureau. Franz Lopez/Rappler

Customs won't be elections milking cow – Sevilla

Apr 22, 2015 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED I don’t compromise on morality This is the closest Commissioner John Sevilla gets to addressing persistent talks why some camps within the Aquino administration want him out

ELECTION-RELATED? There have been persistent talks that Customs Commissioner John Sevilla will be on his way out. Is it because he stands in the way of campaign fundraising by some camps? Rappler photo

Why I have faith in our government

Apr 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Because I believed first I am now becoming more certain that things are possible to change for the better

Rappler Newscast | December 2, 2013

Dec 02, 2013 - 9:29 PM

Ruffy Biazon resigns as Customs chief Aquino to new disaster rehabilitation czar Ping Lacson: take care of funds Petilla unsure of bright Visayas Christmas