Posts Tagged Bureau of Customs

Bureau of Customs turns over P13.2-M worth of seized marijuana to PDEA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 7, 2020

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday (April 6) turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11.569 kilograms of seized marijuana with an estimated value of P13.2 million....

BOC seizes P15 million worth of PPEs suspected to be smuggled in Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   April 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday said it has seized P15 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) suspected to be smuggled in a series of...

BOC to donate seized overpriced medical supplies

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 30, 2020

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has announced it is planning to donate the seized overpriced medical supplies to the frontliners of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). BOC Assistant Commissioner Vincent Maronilla...

P5-M worth of overpriced PPE, alcohol seized in Binondo, Manila

Marje Pelayo   •   March 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday (March 28) announced the confiscation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and alcohol worth P5-M in a store in San Nicolas,...

FDA eases rules to expedite Customs release of imported respirators, other medical devices

Robie de Guzman   •   March 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has relaxed its rules to expedite the release of imported respirators, ventilators and other medical devices which are essential in responding...

PH Bureau of Customs, Animal Industry dispose of ASF-tainted food products

Robie de Guzman   •   February 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC), together with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), said it has completed the disposal of a shipment of food items that were...

PH returns third batch of waste from South Korea

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 17, 2020

The Philippines is set to return 50 containers of trash from the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) back to South Korea within the month. According to the Bureau of Customs...

PH Customs fast-tracks release of face mask shipments amid COVID-19 threat

Robie de Guzman   •   February 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday said it has expedited the processing of shipments containing face masks amid increasing demand for surgical masks and other personal...

PPA: Cargo ships from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan may now anchor in Phl ports

Maris Federez   •   February 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has allowed the cargo ships from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan to anchor in any of the country’s seaports. PPA general-manager...

BOC seizes P28-M worth of shabu from Thai passenger at NAIA

Robie de Guzman   •   February 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Bureau of Customs (BOC) operatives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) arrested a Thai national for allegedly attempting to smuggle into the country P28 million worth...

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