BOC 12 exceeds target collection in Jan-Feb

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Thursday, March 13, 2014


THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) District 12 has collected some P1.3 billion during the first two months of the present year, surpassing its target collection of P1.1 billion.

BOC District 12 public information officer Fatima Espina, in a press conference at the Port of Davao, yesterday said the agency through its sub-ports in General Santos, Parang and Mati, posted a 12 percent increase in its collection to P1,336,287,357.50, from January to February. The port set a target collection of P1,193,074,000 for the same period.

The Port of Davao has remained the highest collector in the district with P1,220,553,359.53, exceeding its target collection of P1,076,651,565.

The sub-port of Parang also had a 65 percent increase to P904,154 from its target of P1,407,679 after collecting a total of P2,305,824.

But the sub-ports of General Santos and Mati did not hit their respective targets. Port of Genera Santos collected P113,428,173.97, a one percent decrease from their target of P114,176,582 while Port of Mati made no collection from its target of P844,174.

Sub-port collector for Mati Ebert Montero said, "Port of Mati is almost a dead port since we only average around five shipments per year that is why it is difficult to hit the target. But we in the Port of Mati are confident that we will be able to hit this year's target since there will be investors coming in like the Seaoil, Steelasia and Seaway. In fact, last February 26, already shipped 40,000 metric tons of steel in the Port of Davao. So I just have to convince these investors to make shipments in the Port of Mati."

Montero also said that with this year's upcoming P20 billion development project initiated by the Mindanao Eco Bio-fuel Development and Technology Inc. (MEBFDTI), they are expecting an influx of shipments as the project also involves the establishing of the MEBFDTI Mati International Seaport.
He also vowed to resign "If I don't hit this year's target of P4.7 million."

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 14, 2014.

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