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Marijuana shipment seized in Clark

Marijuana shipment seized in Clark

Jul. 11 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Clark and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested the consignee of a shipment containing 4.5 grams of kush marijuana and 82 leaves of rolling papers. The shipment arrived in Clark from Germany on June 25 and was...

Government ends airport rehab talks with NAIA Consortium

Government ends airport rehab talks with NAIA Consortium

Jul. 10 | NAIA Terminal 3 The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has terminated its negotiation with the NAIA Consortium to rehabilitate Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Upon recommendation of the NAIA Government Negotiating Panel, MIAA on...

BOC-MICP, Port of Manila, other ports get new district collectors

BOC-MICP, Port of Manila, other ports get new district collectors

Jul. 8 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has appointed new acting district collectors at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), Port of Manila, and ports of Batangas, Limay, Legazpi and San Fernando. BOC assistant commissioner and spokesperson Atty. Vincent...

Bicol airport construction now 24/7 for yearend completion

Bicol airport construction now 24/7 for yearend completion

Jul. 7 | Construction works for the Bicol International Airport project | Photo from DOTr Round-the-clock construction work for the development of Bicol International Airport (BIA) is set to start this July to meet the target completion date for priority facilities...

Cebu cargo operations unhampered amid ECQ

Cebu cargo operations unhampered amid ECQ

Jul. 6 | Disinfection at the domestic terminal of Cebu port | Photo courtesy of CPA The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) said cargo operations continue to be unimpeded despite Cebu City’s reversion to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Travel and movement of locally-stranded...

NAIA Terminal 3 resumes international flights on July 8

NAIA Terminal 3 resumes international flights on July 8

Jul. 4 | NAIA Terminal 3 | Photo from Wikimedia International flights will operate at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 beginning July 8. NAIA Terminal 3 temporarily closed from March 28 as travel restrictions were implemented to prevent the...

BOC seizes P244M worth of smuggled medical equipment over 2-month period

BOC seizes P244M worth of smuggled medical equipment over 2-month period

Jul. 4 | Image by Viktor Ivanchenko from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated P244 million worth of smuggled, unregistered or counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies from March 25 to May 31, 2020. In a report to Finance...

BOC’s container e-tracking system for implementation in more ports this month

BOC’s container e-tracking system for implementation in more ports this month

Jul. 4 | Screengrab of BOC deputy commissioner Edward James Dy Buco’s presentation on the E-TRACC System during the third Supply Chain Analytics Networks Hub E-Forum The Bureau of Customs (BOC) eyes adoption of its Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo...

Pending PPA accreditation, permit application extended until end-July

Pending PPA accreditation, permit application extended until end-July

Jul. 3 | All pending application for accreditation and permit to operate received by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and its port management offices (PMO) prior to or after March 15, 2020 are deemed approved and valid until July 31, 2020. Hold-over authorities...

BOC misses collection target by 0.47% in first half

BOC misses collection target by 0.47% in first half

Jul. 3 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) collected P253.04 billion from January to June, 0.47% lower than the P254.25-billion target for the period as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continued to pummel the economy, restricting business activity in most parts...