Port of Tacloban col­lec­tions hit P1B in first 11 months

Business World - - The Economy - C. Tubayan Eli­jah Joseph

THE BUREAU of Cus­toms (BoC)-Port of Tacloban is on track to shat­ter its full-year tar­get af­ter ex­ceed­ing the P1 bil­lion mark for the first time af­ter only the first 11 months of the year.

“As of Nov. 29, 2018, the Dis­trict Port has a to­tal rev­enue col­lec­tion of P1.006 bil­lion,” well above the P321 mil­lion tar­get for the year, the BoC said in a state­ment.

Act­ing Dis­trict Col­lec­tor Jose A. Naig at­trib­uted the spike in rev­enue to “the in­creased vol­ume of car­goes that ar­rived at the Port of Tacloban, Ba­bat­ngon Port and its sub-ports.”

Mr. Naig noted that the full-year tar­get was sur­passed in the first half, when the port col­lected P392 mil­lion.

“The strict im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Cus­toms Mod­ern­iza­tion and Tar­iff Act (RA 10863), and in­ten­si­fied op­er­a­tions against cus­toms fraud of the Col­lec­tion Dis­trict 8 has re­sulted in a record-break­ing ac­com­plish­ment. This was also made pos­si­ble through the as­sis­tance of our Act­ing Deputy Dis­trict Col­lec­tor Dio­genes A. Cenita, Sub-Port Col­lec­tors Avelino C. Al­berca and Lour­dita M. Tupa of Cat­balo­gan and Is­abel re­spec­tively; as well as the ut­most co­op­er­a­tion of all divi­sion chiefs and em­ploy­ees through the guid­ance of our then Com­mis­sioner Isidro Lapeña and now Com­mis­sioner Rey Leonardo B. Guer­rero,” Mr. Naig said.—

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