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BOC-Philpost strengthens package security measures

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Overseas Filipinos who would be sending gifts and packages to their loved ones here, especially during the coming yuletide season, have every reason to worry less about their gifts and packages being lost or pilfered. In a working visit to Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Ruffy Biazon by Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) General Manager and former Bulacan Governor Josefina De La Cruz last October 13, 2011, the two heads of office discussed ways to enhance their partnership to facilitate faster releases of packages from abroad and to strengthen the security measures to avoid loss and/or pilferage of packages. According to Biazon, he is glad of the strengthened partnership between the BOC and Philpost, especially in their efforts to provide the “matuwid na daan” type of service to the Filipino nation. De La Cruz offered the BOC a more spacious and secure place within the Philpost building where packages that will have to go through customs shall be safely kept and stored prior to release. “I am glad of this partnership between the BOC and Philpost as it only shows of this government’s desire to provide only the best to the Filipinos,” Biazon said. De La Cruz for her part said, “With the wider space and CCTV covered area provided to the Bureau of Customs, the inspection and storage of packages from abroad shall be secured.” In an incident earlier this year, a Customs official together with another Philpost official were caught by a CCTV camera while pilfering packages from abroad at the NAIA Philpost office. Jessil A. Felisario, Public Information & Assistance Division, Bureau of Customs (BOC)

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