Mindanao Times

BOC: More execs to be removed


MANILA — An official of the Bureau of Customs ( BOC) on Saturday said more Bureau officials are likely to be removed from their posts.

Assistant Commission­er Vincent Philip Maronilla noted that they will just wait for the announceme­nt of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“No comment. We would allow the President to first make an announceme­nt on who are the personalit­ies because right now we do not know who would be affected by the planned changes in the bureau,” he said in an interview.

Maronilla added that he talked with BOC Commission­er Rey Leonardo Guerrero and discussed the President’s pronouncem­ent that more Customs officials would be axed.

Last Friday, Duterte said he would be firing

more officials from the Bureau.

The President is looking to make the changes to address the continuing corruption in the agency.

He would be tapping officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippine­s (AFP) to succeed the posts to be vacated.

To date, there are some five ex- military officials occupying top positions in the BOC including Guerrero, Deputy Director Intelligen­ce Group Raniel Ramiro, and Deputy Director for Internal Administra­tion Group (IAG) Donato Belmonte San Juan. (PNA)

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