Customs beats January revenue goal
MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs reported Wednesday, February 13, it beat its January 2013 revenue collection goal by P200 million, thanks to a “reconfiguration strategy.”
Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said the agency reshuffled key officials and assigned them where they would be most effective.
The move paid off as Customs collections reached P24.5 billion during the month, higher than the target of P24.3 billion.
“We may have found the right chemistry among our officials to enable us to meet our collection target for 2013, although it remains to be seen as we progress through the year. As I have said when I announced my 2013 reconfiguration program for the BOC, the purpose of the program is to place the right people at the right assignments, where they can best deliver their talents, experience and training in revenue generation,” Biazon said.
Customs missed its collection goals for most of 2012, and preliminary government data showed it generated only P291.4 billion the whole year versus its P347-billion target.
For 2013, Customs was initially tasked to collect P397 billion, but this was reduced to P340 billion upon the request of the agency. – Rappler.com