Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to Change 650 BOC Personnel in Anti-Corruption Operation

The tough-talking President of the Republic, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte verified to the media by way of the Department of Finance that the government is mulling the replacement of 650 employees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the midst of the stronger campaign to overcome corruption and also illegal smuggling.

Based on Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III he by now informed the President regarding the approximate number of employees affected by the Customs Bureau reorganization throughout a Cabinet conference last Tuesday in Malacañang.

Sec. Dominguez was cited as stating “That is the plan, to do it system-wide and actually we were doing the rough numbers the last day of working day last week and we came up with the number of 650 people will have to be replaced,” Secretary Dominguez said.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, photo from GMA Network

The Finance Chief lately met with newly-appointed Customs Chief Rey Guerrero to talk about the recent BOC reorganization following Pres. Duterte’s request to the military to help the BOC, which is viewed as one of the most corrupt government agencies not just today but as well as during the past few years.

Secretary Dominguez mentioned that Commissioner Guerrero generally created a list of all the employees that the BOC will require and he could be also checking out all the processes that Guerrero will apply.

Customs Chief Rey Guerrero, photo from Rappler

He pointed out that the technical personnel who would be placed on the customs bureau need to undertake “an extensive training program.”

President Duterte just lately approved the military to assist restore law and order in the BOC following a slip of an alleged drug shipment in the country’s ports.

Source: Manila Bulletin