Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña implemented another round of reshuffle that saw changes in the leadership of all 17 district offices of the Customs Intelligence Investigation Service (CIIS).
This is the third round of reshuffle carried out by Lapena since he assumed his post in September in a bid to stop corruption, facilitate trade and improve revenue collection.
Lapena said reshuffling the 17 CIIS district commanders was “in the exigency of the service and in compliance with relevant Civil Service rules and regulations on reassignments and designations.”
Reassigned were Edgardo Sangil, CIIS district Ports of San Fernando and of Aparri to the Port of Limay; Rener Perez, PEZA/Cavite-Laguna Extensio Office to Port of San Fernando and of Aparri; Aris de Guzman, Ports of Batangas and Legazpi to Harbour Center; Bernadette Baviera, Port of Subic to Port of Cagayan de Oro; Tomas Geronimo, Port of Clark to Port of Manila; Silvestre Martinez, Port of Limay to PEZA/Cavite-Laguna; Michael Sykimte, Port of Surigao to North Harbor; Redford Suposa, Port of Cagayan de Oro to Ports of Batanas and of Legazpi; Mardonia Piedad, Port of Zamboanga to Manila International Container Port(MICP); Carlo Bautista; Port of Davao to Port of Subic; Alexander Ong, MICP to Ports of Cebu and of Tacloban; Mark Paras, Port of Manila to Port of Zamboanga; Justin Roman Geli, Harbour Center to Port of Davao; Anre Dela Cruz, North Harbor to Port of Surigao; Manolo Arevalo, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Port of Iloilo; Jose Noel Torrecampo, Port of Iloilo to Port of Clark; and Vernie Enciso, Ports of Cebu and of Tacloban to NAIA.
Earlier, Lapena reshuffled all 30 sections chiefs of the Port of Manila and MICP and 10 district collectors. In between the mass reshuffles, the Customs chief also relieved Grace Malabed as chief of the Account Management Office, the office in charge of the accreditation of importers and brokers. She was replaced by Melvin Estoque.
“There will be more reshuffling if the BOC personnel will not cooperate in the reforms we are making. I told everyone that I will work within the Bureau. I will be one with them. But we must be all moving in one direction, and that is removing corruption at all levels,” Lapeña said.