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BOC’s anti-smuggling campaign seizes hot sugar

A May 31, 2013, press release from the Bureau of Customs: If the Bureau of Customs (BOC) anti-smuggling campaign is all about who gets tired and whose resources get exhausted first, then smugglers are in for a long haul at the BOC as the Bureau’s tightened anti-smuggling campaign, in compliance with Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon’s instruction to closely monitor the movements of cargoes on all BOC ports, resulted in the BOC’s third seizure of three container vans of illegally imported sugar worth of P5 million pesos within a period of only three weeks, by BOC Intelligence Group (IG) operatives under Deputy Commissioner Danilo Lim.

RIPS prompts OMB investigation on Customs officials over SALN breach, other raps

A May 31, 2013, press release from the Department of Finance On May 23, 2013, the Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) initiated administrative and criminal complaints for violating laws on sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) and pertinent Civil Service Rules with the Office of the Ombudsman against Norsalem Raymond M. Mama-o […]

Sec. Abad: Graft rap based on outdated law

A May 31, 2013, press release from the Department of Budget and Management: Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio B. Abad today said that graft charges filed against him were based on an outdated law, clarifying as well that an informer’s reward for reporting smuggled goods has been limited to either P1.0 million or ten percent of the fair market value of the confiscated items.

Speech of President Aquino at the inauguration of ADMATEL, May 31, 2013

So I encourage all those who will be working on this facility, or working with it: Keep working at it every day. Persevere and improve. The progress of Philippine technology lies in your very capable hands; it lies in the hands of all those in your field who have the opportunity and the dedication to show the whole world that, indeed, the Philippines works.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Federation of Electric Cooperatives (PHILFECO) on the occasion of their 7th Annual General Assembly Meeting, May 31, 2013

May the PHILFECO remain committed to guiding your member-electric cooperatives in the distribution of efficient, reliable power supply to their respective localities. Continue to uphold integrity, transparency, and accountability in your operations, as together, we lead the Filipino people on the straight and righteous path towards our country’s inclusive growth.

DA chief honors farmer-scientist

A May 31, 2013, press release from the Department of Agriculture: Secretary of Agriculture Proceso J. Alcala (left) recently paid tribute to 80-year old Perfecto “Ka Pecs” Ruiz Vicente (right), one of the country’s leading farmer-scientists, who passed away on May 27, 2013, at Sto. Niño, South Cotabato.