MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC), through the Port of Cebu, has generated over PHP17 million in revenues from the public auction of close to 100 containers.
In a statement Wednesday, District Collector Charlito Martin Mendoza reported that the public auction conducted on October 21 posted a total collection of PHP17.76 million through the sale of 96 containers of various forfeited articles.
She added that the auction was livestreamed via the Port’s official Facebook page and was recorded through a body-worn camera pursuant to Customs Memorandum Order No. 33-2021.
Engr. Ronald Morillo, presided, Auction and Cargo Disposal Unit Chief, presided over the sale and was assisted by lawyer Vicente Andrew Espina, Law Division chief and auction committee vice chairperson.
Also present during the event were Deputy District Collector for Operations Marc Anthony Patriarca, and other committee members from the Office of the District Collector, Enforcement and Security Service, and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service.
The BOC expeditiously disposed of forfeited goods to prevent port congestions while increasing the country’s efficiency in trade facilitation and revenue collection. (PNA)