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Heads of BOC assessment units facing relief, says chief

Heads of BOC assessment units facing relief, says chief

Sep. 30 | Philippine Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña is set to relieve some heads of assessment offices in Philippine ports following reports they still continue to accept bribes despite warnings to stop this practice. Lapeña said he has received reports...

DOTr inaugurates rail common station construction

DOTr inaugurates rail common station construction

Sep. 30 | The planned MRT-LRT common station at north Edsa (Photo from the Department of Transportation.) The construction of the railway Common Station project will finally start this year and is expected to be completed by early 2020 after almost a decade of...

PH slightly improves in competitiveness index but behind VN, Brunei

PH slightly improves in competitiveness index but behind VN, Brunei

Sep. 30 | The Philippines showed declines in specific indicators, which include quality of port infrastructure (from 113th to 114th place), airports (from 116th to 124th), and rail (from 89th to 91st). Only the quality of roads improved to 104th from 106th last...

WB designing $200M modernization plan for PH customs

WB designing $200M modernization plan for PH customs

Sep. 30 | The World Bank (WB) is preparing a project that aims to support the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) in enhancing its efficiency, effectiveness and transparency, and revenue collection. In its Project Information Document/Integrated Safeguards Data...

WCO, IMF push for adequate resourcing of customs’ non-revenue role

WCO, IMF push for adequate resourcing of customs’ non-revenue role

Sep. 30 | The World Customs Organization (WCO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are discussing ways to beef up resources that bolster the non-revenue role of customs, such as trade facilitation and border security. WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya met...

Asia led by China home to world’s fastest growing airports—report

Asia led by China home to world’s fastest growing airports—report

Sep. 30 | Airports in China contributed 21.6% to the overall increase in global passenger traffic from 2015 to 2016, as aviation continues to shift eastward, according to the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report released recently by the Airports Council...

Customs accreditation office placed under another group again

Customs accreditation office placed under another group again

Sep. 29 | Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has returned the Account Management Office (AMO) of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to the Intelligence Group (IG). Lapeña, in Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 16-2017 dated September 18, 2017, has transferred AMO back...

DyBuncio is new 2GO president, CEO

DyBuncio is new 2GO president, CEO

Sep. 29 | Frederic C. DyBuncio has been appointed president and chief executive officer of integrated transport solutions provider 2GO Group, Inc. DyBuncio replaces Dennis Uy, who has been appointed chairman. Uy in turn has replaced Francis Chua, who is now designated...

BOC accelerates recruitment, promotion to check corruption

BOC accelerates recruitment, promotion to check corruption

Sep. 29 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is fast-tracking the promotion and hiring of new personnel to fill around 3,000 vacant plantilla positions as a way to improve service and deter corruption. Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña in a press conference...

OOCL’s 21,400-TEU, Hapag-Lloyd’s 15,000-TEU newbuilds to ply Asia-Europe lane

OOCL’s 21,400-TEU, Hapag-Lloyd’s 15,000-TEU newbuilds to ply Asia-Europe lane

Sep. 29 | Both Hong Kong-listed Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and German liner Hapag-Lloyd are fielding their latest mega newbuilds on the Asia-Europe lane immediately. OOCL christened September 27 the newest 21,413-twenty foot-equivalent unit (TEU) container...
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