Customs collects P24.5-B in January, below target
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Customs (BOC), the government's second largest revenue agency, collected P24.454 billion in January, higher than a year ago but slightly below the P26 billion target for the month.
"This is 11.2% over January 2012 which was P21.990 billion," BOC Commissioner Ruffy Biazon told reporters on Thursday, February 7.
Biazon said he is banking on the reshuffle of Customs collectors in January, as well as the quarterly performance assessment of BOC's ranking officials, to soon translate to higher revenues.
The revamp of key BOC personnel in January included those in the ports of Cebu and Clark. The same has yet to take effect in the 3 ports that have revenue collections reaching billions: Manila International Container Port, Port of Manila and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The 2013 target of BOC is to collect P340 billion, adjusted from the original 2013 goal of P397 billion. - Rappler.com