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Customs to beef up capability vs rice smuggling

Concerned that there would be more attempts to smuggle rice into the country, the Bureau of Customs is acquiring around 20 watercraft that would be used for patrol to prevent crimes committed at sea......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 16th, 2018

Trader cries foul over smuggler tag

A rice trader cried foul over an allegation made by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) that he was behind the unlawful importation of at least 200 containers of Thai rice, insisting that his transactions were legal. Jomerito "Jojo" Soliman, owner of Sta. Rosa Farm Products, was recently charged, along with other officials of the company, with allegedly violating Section 1401 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and Republic Act No. 10845 or the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act. In a statement, Soliman belied reports that the 100,000 sacks of Thai rice he imported were smuggled. Transparent He claimed that he had been transparent in his dealings and even made his intent to impo...Keep on reading: Trader cries foul over smuggler tag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Rice trader rapped for smuggling

CONTROVERSIAL businessman and rice trader, Jomerito ‘Jojo’ Soliman, is again back in the limelight after the Bureau of Customs (BoC) announced late on Thursday that he and his company are again being sued for rice smuggling. At a press conference at his office, Comm. Isidro Lapeña said aside from Soliman,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Customs charges importer, broker for smuggling P187-M worth of rice from Vietnam

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has filed charges against an importer and broker for illegally importing 200 containers of rice worth P187 million. Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said charged for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10845 or the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act and RA 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) were the officers of Santa [...] The post Customs charges importer, broker for smuggling P187-M worth of rice from Vietnam appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

BoC chief approves fresh smuggling raps vs traders

BUREAU of Customs (BoC) commissioner, Isidro Lapeña, has approved the filing of smuggling charges against those behind the smuggling of rice from Thailand, Vietnam and China, just hours after visiting a warehouse in Laguna where they are being stored. Accompanied by the media and other bureau officials, Lapeña went to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is forming national and regional anti-smuggling task forces to beef up the agency’s operations against illegal traders, Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña announced on Friday, Jan. 26. The nationwide task force will have regional task forces and the first to be created may be in “Zamboanga, where smuggling is reported to […] The post Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Jail rice smugllers --Villar

SENATOR Cynthia Villar urged the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the National Food Authority (NFA) to immediately investigate and file cases against those involved in rice smuggling in the country. This was the reaction of Villar, Senate committee on agriculture and food chair, after the Philippine Coast Guard operatives seized….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Rice smuggling rap non-bailable — Ping

The rice smuggling rap against National Food Administrator Jason Aquino and ex-Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is the first ever under the Anti-Agricultural Sm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2017

DOF, BOC start consultations on IRR for new Customs law

The BOC chief said under the new law, he plans to beef up border security measures, especially in provincial ports to beef up customs collections and prevent smuggling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Customs exec denies ‘malicious, false’ raps

A Bureau of Customs official yesterday denied allegations by a supposed group of BOC personnel linking her to alleged illegal drug smuggling in the agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News21 hr. 30 min. ago

Customs to release smuggled rice for Ompong victims

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will release 7,000 sacks of suspected smuggled rice to those affected by Typhoon Ompong......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Rise to the occasion

Oftentimes, ordinary citizens find it difficult to understand the rhyme or reason behind government policies and directives. But the directive of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III for the Bureau of Customs to release smuggled rice to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for distribution as relief goods to people affected by typhoon “Ompong” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

DOF orders immediate release of seized rice to DSWD as Ompong approaches

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the Bureau of Customs to immediately release seized smuggled rice and other food items to the Department of Social Welfare and Development to augment government preparations for the onslaught of typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

BoC charges Mindanao ‘smuggling syndicate’

BUREAU of Customs (BoC) commissioner, Isidro Lapeña, has approved the filing of criminal charges against a “smuggling syndicate” operating at the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) after successfully eluding detection for several months. Comm. Lapeña said charged before the Department of Justice for 7 counts of criminal offenses last September… Source link link: BoC charges Mindanao ‘smuggling syndicate’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

NFA Council OKs additional 250,000 MT rice imports

THE policy-making body of the National Food Authority (NFA) has approved the additional importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice this year to beef up the agency’s current stock. Following a meeting on Tuesday, the council ordered the NFA to hold an open tender “immediately” for the importation of the additional rice stocks. NFA [...] The post NFA Council OKs additional 250,000 MT rice imports appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Clampdown on smuggling destabilized rice prices, supply

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel Piñol recently claimed that the rice shortage in the Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi area was due to the clampdown on the smuggling of the grain from Vietnam and Thailand through two Sabah ports. This had been going on for years, he said, apparently tolerated by authorities because the area is one [...] The post Clampdown on smuggling destabilized rice prices, supply appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Duterte won’t allow ‘rice smuggling’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he would not allow rice smuggling even if the country would lose as it would destroy the economy. Duterte, in a speech before leaving for state visits to Israel and Jordan on Sunday, was reacting to reports last Tuesday that Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol would ask the National Food Authority (NFA) [...] The post Duterte won’t allow ‘rice smuggling’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Focus on tons of missing smuggled shabu and NFA rice, and spiraling rice prices, not VP: Pangilinan

August 31, 2018. Attacking VP Leni is another attempt to divert the public’s attention from the tons of missing smuggled shabu and missing NFA rice from the market. In the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling at the BOC, only the warehouse caretaker got jailed. Now, this P6.8-billion worth of shabu that got past BOC is… Source link link: Focus on tons of missing smuggled shabu and NFA rice, and spiraling rice prices, not VP: Pangilinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Albayalde to PDEA, BOC: Stop blaming each other on P6.8-B shabu shipment

      Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde urged the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to stop blaming each other on the alleged P6.8-billion worth of shabu that slipped through the country. PDEA has been insisting that the imported shabu hidden inside the magnetic lifters slipped past the customs agency, but the BOC stressed that the lifters found in Cavite tested negative for shabu. READ: BOC belies PDEA claim of P6.8-B 'shabu' smuggling "Hindi naman natin alam, baka meron silang (PDEA) information na talagang nakapasok 'yun. Then hindi na tayo dapat magsisihan siguro," Albay...Keep on reading: Albayalde to PDEA, BOC: Stop blaming each other on P6.8-B shabu shipment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Agriculture chief still has the President’s trust — Palace

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol still has the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo R. Duterte despite a call by lawmakers for his resignation because of his proposal that rice smuggling should be legalized, Malacañang said. “Unless fired, yes!” Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. told reporters in a text message on […] The post Agriculture chief still has the President’s trust — Palace appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Plan to legalize rice smugglers’ operations hit

Lawmakers from the opposition bloc in the House of Representatives deplored yesterday the “stupidity” displayed by Department of Agriculture (DA) officials led by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol in proposing plans to import more rice and fish as well as legalize rice smuggling. Source link link: Plan to legalize rice smugglers’ operations hit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018