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980 master cases of cigarettes seized in Davao

980 master cases of cigarettes seized in Davao

Sep. 22 | Boxes of smuggled cigarettes seized by the Bureau of Customs at Davao port on September 18 | Photo from BOC A container with 980 master cases of smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated P26 million was apprehended on September 18 at the Port of Davao by...

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

Sep. 22 | Infographic from app.awsc.asean.org The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has laid out guidelines to execute the newly enforced self-certification scheme within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 24-2020, which...

PAL: 80% of passenger refund requests fulfilled

PAL: 80% of passenger refund requests fulfilled

Sep. 22 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) has so far refunded about 80% of the more than US$300 million (P15.9 billion) in refund requests from passengers whose flights were cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. PAL, in an advisory on September 19, said...

Megawide consortium bags P28B Malolos-Clark railway phase 1 contract

Megawide consortium bags P28B Malolos-Clark railway phase 1 contract

Sep. 21 | Infographic from Asian Development Bank, which approved in May 2019 a $2.75 billion facility for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project Megawide Construction Corp.  and its two Korean partner companies have been awarded the contract for the P28-billion package...

Calapan port access road completed

Calapan port access road completed

Sep. 21 | The new Calapan Port access road | Photo from Department of Transportation The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has completed a new access road leading to the port of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago said that...

Smell gives away P1.1M kush marijuana in imported coffee

Smell gives away P1.1M kush marijuana in imported coffee

Sep. 21 | Kush marijuana concealed in packs of coffee were seized by the Bureau of Customs Port of Clark | Photo from BOC-Clark Three plastic packs of high-grade marijuana, weighing an estimated 980 grams and worth P1.1 million and concealed in coffee packs imported...

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

Sep. 21 | Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allotting P262.7 million partly to bankroll a research and development program to produce banana varieties resistant to fusarium wilt. The development comes amid declining export sales...

BOC Davao opens customer care center

BOC Davao opens customer care center

Sep. 21 | Bureau of Customs Davao Port’s newly-inaugurated Customer Care Center | Photo from BOC-Davao The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao launched its own Customer Care Center (CCC) on September 17, the eighth such customs facility to be established...

Duterte retains 1-meter distancing in public transport

Duterte retains 1-meter distancing in public transport

Sep. 21 | Image by iXimus from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to maintain the one-meter physical distancing requirement in public transportation, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. announced on September 19. In addition, the commuting public...

PPA to introduce contact tracing app at ports

PPA to introduce contact tracing app at ports

Sep. 19 | Infographic from Philippine Ports Authority The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will soon roll out nationwide a free mobile app for contact tracing of passengers at ports and ships. PPA on September 18 introduced TRAZE, a mobile app that uses QR code...