Lawyer Edward James Dy Buco has been sworn into office as deputy commissioner of the Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG) of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
Dy Buco was inducted into office on December 8 by Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon of BOC, an attached agency of the Department of Finance.
Dy Buco was a private lawyer prior to this appointment, but had served at the bureau’s provincial districts in various capacities for almost 12 years starting in 2002.
From November 2012 to January 2014, he had served as deputy collector for operations of BOC Davao. He was also named officer-in-charge of the Davao district from April to June of 2013 and was chief of staff of the same district from November 2011 up to November 2012.
Prior to his Davao assignment, Dy Buco was assigned in Cebu City as deputy collector for administration at Cebu Port and chief of its auction and cargo disposal committee. He was also the chief of the port’s legal division and accounting head of its bonds section.
Before his latest posting at BOC, Dy Buco was a managing partner of the Mosquera Dy Buco Law Office based in General Santos City and a legal practitioner at the Dy Buco Law Office in San Jose, Antique.
His career included being a provincial board member representing the North District of Antique and teaching law at the Mindanao State University College of Law in General Santos City. Dy Buco completed his law degree at Ateneo de Manila University and his Bachelor of Arts degree at West Visayas State College in Iloilo city.
Dy Buco’s appointment papers were signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last November 16.