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)