The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said that it made history when it collected more than 3 billion pesos two consecutive days in September. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said that on September 28 and 29, the BOC collected a total of P3,316,889,000.00 and P3,193,804,000.00 respectively.
The bureau also collected PHP39.545 billion in September, regarded also as the highest cash collection achieved for a month based on records.
“The Bureau is happy to report that we were able to make significant improvements in terms of collection. We were looking at the financial reports dating back 2010, and our director for financial service, Cecile Soriano reported that indeed this is the first in BOC history, even if we reviewed records farther back 2010,” Lapeña said.
The customs chief said the improvement of the collection performance is attributed to 20.92 percent increase in valuation compared to last year of the same period.
Lapeña earlier called on all district collectors, examiners and appraisers to apply the correct valuation instead of using benchmarking.
“We will try our best, and I am optimistic that we will be able to fully hit our target by year-end,” Lapena said.
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