WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT

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BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña on Wednesday ordered the seizure of two luxury cars declared as auto parts. Lapeña said the two used Mercedez Benz cars were worth at least P10 million and were consigned to Juljerjac Trading. “I commend all the BoC personnel instrumental in the apprehension…

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ORGANIZED labor has called on employers not to shame their dismissed employees by putting a stop to the practice of posting employment termination notices in newspapers, bulletin boards and social media platforms. Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUC), spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said that terminated employees should be…

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BARELY a week in office, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena wasted no time in enforcing his promise to rid the Bureau of Customs (BOC) of corruption as his men seized two luxury cars misdeclared as auto parts worth P10 million. “I commend all the BOC personnel instrumental in the apprehension of…

NEW BOC CHIEF LAPEÑA:

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NEWLY appointed Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said on Tuesday 70 percent of illegal drugs that enter the country pass through Customs various seaports. Lapeña said he got hold of the information from nationwide monitoring when he was director general of the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA). “There were reports we…

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has suspended the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataang (SK) elections in the whole of Mindanao because of the fighting in Marawi City. The decision was made following consultations with stakeholders in Mindanao. “Based on the attendant circumstances, including the opinions and views of the interested…

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A labor group has accused the government and employers’ representatives to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productive Board-National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR) of delaying the release of a new wage hike order for private-sector workers in Metro Manila or NCR. Wage hike petitioner Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines…

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OPERATIVES of the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) Search and Fugitive Unit (FSU) arrested a fugitive American murder suspect and a British pedophile in separate operations in Leyte. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified them as Tipton Shea McMahon, 30, wanted by federal authorities in Texas for murdering his stepfather seven years…

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AFTER three failed tries, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has appealed again to Congress to pass a new immigration law that will replace the “antiquated” Immigration Act of 1940 to make it attuned to realities and changing times. “The enactment of a new Philippine Immigration Act is long overdue. We…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has pushed for the productive reintegration of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to reverse the country’s decades-old labor export policy. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd called on all sectors to support the government’s continuing efforts to help the OFWs, especially those who lost…

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NEW Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña on Wednesday vowed to put a stop to the culture of corruption in the graft-ridden bureau to generate more revenues for the government. “Stop corruption and increase revenue earnings. This was the marching order I received from [President Rodrigo Duterte] when I…

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