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BOC eases rules on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes

MANILA CITY – The Bureau of Customs eases the guidelines in availing the duty and tax-free privilege of consolidated balikbayan boxes, this after the previous rules were met with criticisms from the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) community for the tedious requirements in availing the P150,000.00 duty and tax exemption privilege. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. […]

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KWF statement on the harmonization of orthographies of Filipino languages

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino released a statement in response to the controversy surrounding the launch of the Ortograpiya ti Pagsasao nga Ilokano 2018 which many Ilokano writers’ groups and other advocates of the Ilokano language are protesting for its deviation from the existing orthography being used by the Ilokano writers and experts. In the […]

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P175-B PNR South Railway project to start Q2 2019 — Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda

LEGAZPI CITY – Construction of the P175-billion Philippine National Railways (PNR) South Railways project — a 639-kilometer standard gauge railway line from Manila to Matnog, Sorsogon, a component of the PNR Luzon System program — will finally push through next year. Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda said the PNR Luzon System is among big-ticket infrastructure […]

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BOC seizes P125-M worth of smuggled rice

MANILA CITY – One hundred 20-footer container carrying 2,500 tons of white rice said to be worth P125 million was seized by the Bureau of Customs at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) on Monday, August 13. Based on reports, Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the shipment contains around 50,000 bags of rice and originated from […]

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BOC runs after traders of various fake products and importer of smuggled cigarettes

MANILA CITY – After filing cases against smugglers of agricultural products and ukay-ukay last week, the Bureau of Customs has again filed five criminal cases on August 9 in line with the strict directive of Commissioner Isidro Lapeña to intensify drive against smugglers and violators of customs laws. Four of the criminal cases filed involve the […]

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