BOC corruption - updates

Rappler's latest stories on BOC corruption


Duterte wants to eliminate brokers from customs

Sep 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

But just how?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Ombudsman clears Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio in P6.4-B shabu case

May 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

A preliminary investigation will proceed against resigned Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other BOC officials

Duterte to Paolo: If you're guilty, I'll order you killed

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll protect police if they catch his eldest son committing a crime

ACCUSED. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte attends the Senate hearing on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment smuggled from China, September 7, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Faeldon: 'I'll gladly stay in jail' than attend Senate probe

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:12 PM

By Monday I will go to the Senate and have myself arrested but I will not go to attend the hearing says former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon

DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

New Customs chief vows ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:50 PM

If you are not with me step aside because I am looking to steamroll major changes across the bureau new Customs chief Isidro Lapeña warns BOC officials and employees

NEW CUSTOMS CHIEF. Customs Commission Isidro Lapena addresses the Bureau of Customs after turnover ceremonies at the headquarters on August 30, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

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Aug 24, 2017 - 3:29 PM

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Faeldon: I will sign bank secrecy waiver

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon also provides a copy of his 2016 SALN in the wake of allegations that he received bribes and a P100 million welcome gift when he took over the Bureau of Customs

DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler     DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Faeldon accuses Lacson's son of smuggling

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:59 AM

2ND UPDATE Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon questions the motive of Senator Panfilo Lacson for destroying his reputation as well as several other former military officers at the Bureau of Customs

ALLEGATION. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon accuses Panfilo Lacson Jr, the son of Senator Panfilo, of involvement in smuggling in a news briefing on August 24, 2017

Faeldon: I never committed, tolerated corruption

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon denies the allegations of Senator Panfilo Lacson who accused him of tolerating and even promoting the impunity of corruption in the Bureau of Customs

DENIAL. Outgoing Customs Comissioner Nicanor Faeldon maintains his innocence amid corruption allegations. File photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Lacson names 'corrupt' Customs officials led by Faeldon

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson alleges that outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon received a P100 million welcome pasalubong when he assumed office

OUTGOING CUSTOMS CHIEF. Senator Panfilo Lacson names outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as among the corrupt officials in the Bureau of Customs. Photo from BOC

FULL TEXT: 'Kita kita sa Customs'

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Here is Senator Panfilo Lacson s privilege speech on corruption at the Bureau of Customs including the names of alleged bribe takers bribe givers and bagmen

BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Faeldon: 'My relief from my post is best for the country'

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon urges everyone to support his successor Isidro Lapeña

CORRUPT? Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon denies ever receiving money in the BOC. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Customs grease money? Witness says it's at least P27,000

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:52 PM

A Customs broker provides the House of Representatives a breakdown of tara or grease money they offer to key Bureau of Customs officers

KEY WITNESS. Mark Taguba, a Customs broker, testifies before the House of Representatives committee on dangerous drugs. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Faeldon to 'corrupt' politicians: Shame on you

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon refuses to name these politicians with unreasonable requests to the Bureau of Customs but tells them to stop their corrupt ways

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

P1M offered for leads on Lachica murder

Nov 20, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Two days before he was killed Customs deputy commissioner Arturo Lachica vowed to eliminate corruption in the agency through transparent operations

ARTURO LACHICA. Photo from LinkedIn.

Who is Customs deputy commissioner Art Lachica?

Nov 19, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Before Customs Deputy Commissioner Arturo 'Art' Lachica is killed in an ambush, he vows to eliminate corruption

What awaits incoming Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon?

Jun 18, 2016 - 6:06 PM

The Bureau of Customs registers a deficit in revenues amounting to P43 25 billion in the past 5 months

CHALLENGES. In this file photo, Bureau of Customs (BOC) spokesperson Charo Logarta Lagamon (L) examines counterfeit electronic gadgets seized in raid in Chinatown Binondo district, Manila, Philippines, 17 December 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Danny Lim quits as Customs deputy

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Former coup plotter Danilo Lim resigns as deputy commissioner and head of the bureau s intelligence unit

Biazon: Politician backers worsen Customs corruption

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:45 PM

There should be a law prohibiting politicians from recommending people for employment in the bureau the embattled commissioner says

DRASTIC STEP. Embattled Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon proposes the abolition of the agency to retire corrupt employees. Photo by Arcel Cometa/