BOC donates 12 abandoned tents to DSWD

Photo from BOC
Photo from BOC

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has donated 12 tents that were abandoned and seized in 2019 to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to be utilized in disaster response and anti-pandemic efforts.

The tents were declared abandoned last year by BOC-Ninoy Aquino International Airport, BOC said in a statement. Of these, there are 10 Emperor Bell Tents that can house 10 people and withstand severe weather conditions, while the two stretch tents can serve as mobile command centers, clinics or infirmaries.

BOC said the donated items can be utilized for DSWD’s disaster response, social works, and anti-pandemic efforts. The tents were turned over to DSWD in a ceremony on August 27.