Rappler's latest stories on Isidro Lapeña
The NBI wants to remove Customs Deputy Collector for Operations Michael Vargas from its complaint in connection with a multibillion-peso shabu shipment last year
While two House committees clear former Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña, they recommend criminal charges against several others linked to the smuggling
President Rodrigo Duterte's basis for continuing to trust TESDA chief Isidro Lapeña? 'Because he (Duterte) knows him personally. He has worked with him and he trusts him,' says Malacañang.
This is the first time that complaints are filed against Isidro Lapeña for the billions of pesos worth of shabu which slipped past the Bureau of Customs
'Tinanggal na eh,' says Senator Richard Gordon on former Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña
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Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says since there is no final verdict yet on Isidro Lapeña's guilt or innocence, he has a 'right to be presumed innocent.'
According to the NBI’s investigation report, Lapeña committed graft, gross neglect of duty, and grave misconduct for not following established Customs rules
The chairperson of the House committee on dangerous drugs says command responsibility does not apply to former customs chief Isidro Lapeña either
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Isidro Lapeña says he is leaving the Bureau of Customs 'knowing I have done the right thing, the right way'
(UPDATED) Senator Richard Gordon says ex-Customs chief Isidro Lapeña cited his turn over to his successor as reason for his absence but the ceremony is scheduled a day after the Senate hearing
'It will be a takeover of the Armed Forces in the matter of operating...while we are sorting out how to effectively meet the challenges of corruption in this country,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
The former Customs chief is, however, 'promoted' amid the biggest drug smuggling controversy to hit the Duterte administration
Less than 3 years in power, President Rodrigo Duterte has already had 3 BOC commissioners, 3 presidential spokesmen, and 3 foreign secretaries
Malacañang believes Isidro Lapeña is the target of a 'vilification campaign' launched by drug syndicates and corrupt Bureau of Customs personnel
Opposition lawmakers say President Duterte has given government positions to former military and police officers 'not suited for the jobs they are rewarded with'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also orders all Customs personnel to be placed on 'floating status' so the incoming chief can freely choose his people
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President Rodrigo Duterte praises his two appointees but admits illegal drugs got past both of them
(UPDATED) 'Talagang may nakalusot nga. But of course, ito ay, it was a very sophisticated way of shipment ng mga drug syndicates,' says Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña
An internal conflict at the Bureau of Customs shakes up the probe into the missing shabu
'I have a marching order that I still have to accomplish,' says Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña
Rappler learns that Customs chief Isidro Lapeña sacked Lourdes Mangaoang from her NAIA post days prior to her Senate testimony. She contested the order.
(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says findings from a test indicate the empty magnetic lifters found in Cavite contained illegal drugs. But the Bureau of Customs disagrees.
PDEA chief Aaron Aquino offers analysis of 'oversupply' and a match test, but Customs chief Isidro Lapeña says they are imprudent speculations
'Incompetent ang mga tao mo, palitan mo 'yan. Mapapahamak ka,' Senator Richard Gordon says to Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña
The President expects better coordination between the Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, says Malacañang
Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says PDEA only informed the Bureau of Customs about the P6.8-billion shabu shipment almost a month after it slipped past authorities at the Manila International Container Port
(UPDATED) SkyJet Airlines says its new management 'is committed to correcting the previous management’s erroneous practices and has proceeded to strictly comply with all applicable regulatory laws and regulations'
Using fake papers, over a hundred containers are released from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in the past 6 months
Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says authorities nabbed the suspects on Friday afternoon, April 27, following a tip from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says there will also be an investigation into the possible involvement of customs personnel in the illegal release of 105 containers
Findings of an x-ray scan conclude a vehicle was placed in between declared items. The scan is verified on Wednesday during a physical inspection.
The Bureau of Customs appoints new district collectors in areas where the February collection target was not met
Customs chief Isidro Lapeña says the bureau has to sustain until yearend the P2-billion monthly collection surplus it has registered so far
Consignees of the vehicles, which include Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Toyota Land Cruisers, have until February 24 to appeal their destruction
(UPDATED) Richard Rebong 'deplores the reckless manner' of accusing him of being a fixer without a formal investigation and a chance to clear his name
The two suspects were identified as 37-year-old Taib Paidlac Suriong III and 35-year-old Maurica Nadal de Padua, listed as drug personalities
Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña warns erring officials, 'Wait until I catch up with all of you. I am strict with my one-strike policy'
The shipment is declared as ceramic tiles but further examination show that the vans contain mostly rice
The Bureau of Customs posts its highest collection ever after it surpasses revenue targets in Batangas, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, and Davao
Eight district collectors and 30 section chiefs are relieved from their post, while 3 PDEA officials join the bureau
Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena says he also intends to appoint two other PDEA officers to hold critical posts within the BOC
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
In due time I will ask for the neck of those involved says President Rodrigo Duterte of the multibillion peso shabu shipment smuggled from China
Outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon urges everyone to support his successor Isidro Lapeña
President Duterte however says he continues to believe in Faeldon and is open to assigning him to another government post
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