The Daily Manila Shimbun


Customs say 10 ports exceeded collection targets from January to June

August 18, 2017

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Friday it collected more than P212.16 billion in duties and taxes for the first six months of the year, up 11.3 percent from the P190 billion reported during the same period last year.

Of the 17 collection districts, 10 ports have exceeded their collection targets for the month:

They are the: Port of  San Fernando which collected P1.517 billion, up 35.4 percent from P1.120 billion target,  Port of Legaspi collected P194.5 million, up 58.8 percent from P122.4 million target, Port of Iloilo collected P1.213 billion, up 0.7 percent from P1.205 billion target, Port of Tacloban collected P169.8 million, up 59.3 percent from P106.6 million target,  Port of Surigao collected P6.3 million, up 9.7 percent from P5.7 million target, Port of Cagayan de Oro collected P6.572 billion, up 20.5 percent from P5.454 billion target, Port of Zamboanga collected P229.5 million, up 106.5 percent from P111 million target,  Port of Davao collected P7.912 billion, up 20.8 percent from P6.548 billion target, Port of Subic collected P7.877 billion, up 3.1 percent from P7.640 billion target and the Port of Clark collected P707.2 million, up 11.7 percent from P633 million target

“I congratulate all our port collectors and employees for their efforts in improving the bureau's revenue collections,” Faeldon said.

Faeldon said the BOC is working on several developmental projects designed to beef up the workforce, improve IT systems, modernize facilities and operations, and enforce stricter border security to further improve collections.

The BOC – Finance Service said the bureau has achieved 97.4 percent  of its P217.96 billion revenue target for the first semester and is expected to improve in the coming months. DMS