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De Lima wants probe on militarization of BOC

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Senator Leila de Lima wants an investigation on the military forces’ alleged take over of the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

In a resolution filed by De Lima in Senate on Monday (November 26), the lady senator said she is alarmed by the possible effects of military presence in the regular functions of the agency especially when it comes to revenue collection.

De Lima argued that President Rodrigo Duterte should adhere to the Constitution that bars military personnel from holding civilian positions in the government especially that there is no state of lawlessness inside BOC. – UNTV News and Rescue

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EcoWaste slams botched plastic waste shipment from Hong Kong

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2019

Courtesy : Ecowaste Coalition Facebook page

EcoWaste Coalition slammed the mixed plastic waste shipment found at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental from Hong Kong.

During the inspection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Region 10
led by port collector John Simon on Wednesday (May 22), they found a 40- footer container van. It contained 22 sling bags weighing 25,610 kilograms of mixed plastic waste instead of the declared “assorted electronic accessories.”

“We denounce this latest attempt to bring into the country over 25 tons of mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong amid our nation’s ongoing efforts to send back similar illegal waste shipments from Canada and South Korea,” according to Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator, EcoWaste Coalition.

Reports say the shipment arrived in the country last January 2, 2019.
The cargo was shipped by Hin Yuen Tech. Env. Limited and was consigned to Crowd Win Industrial Limited.

The BOC Region 10 already issued an alert order and a warrant of seizure and detention on February 19 and March 7, 2019 in violation of Section 1400 (misdeclaration) in relation to Section 117 (lack of permit) of Republic Act 10863, or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

EcoWaste also reported that the BOC Region 10 will also initiate an action to re-export of the illegal shipment back to Hong Kong.

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Muntinlupa RTC allows election furlough for De Lima

by Maris Federez   |   Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

File photo: Senator Leila de Lima

The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 has allowed Senator Leila de Lima to vote in the Midterm Elections on Monday, May 13.

De Lima will be accompanied by her police escorts from the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame to Sta Rita School in Parañaque City.

The Court gave de Lima two hours to vote from 12 noon to 2:00 in the afternoon.

The Court, however, did not allow that her to be recorded on video while voting nor to be interviewed by the members of the media.

De Lima will be the one to shoulder the expenses in going to Parañaque City and in returning to Camp Crame. (with details from Mai Bermudez)

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P90-M worth of shabu stuffed inside car mufflers seized

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

13 kilos of shabu worth P90 million

MANILA, Philippines — A shipment containing 13 kilos of shabu worth P90 million was intercepted at the DHL warehouse by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The contraband was stuffed inside car mufflers and smuggled into the country from California.

The drug haul was turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday (February 12).

Authorities declined to provide the name of the consignee but assured that criminal complaints against the party responsible for the shipment are currently being processed. — Nel Maribojoc

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