FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez III recently swore into office lawyer Edward James Dy Buco as deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Customs, replacing Peter Manzano.
Buco was private lawyer prior to his appointment as Customs deputy commissioner, but had served at the bureau’s provincial districts in various capacities for almost 12 years starting in 2002.
He had served as Deputy Collector for Operations of the BOC’s Davao district from November 2012 to January 2014.
Prior to his Davao assignment, Buco was assigned in Cebu City, where he was Deputy Collector for Administration at the Cebu Port and chief of its Auction and Cargo Disposal Committee. He was also the chief of the port’s legal division and accounting head of its bonds section.
Buco completed his law degree at the Ateneo de Manila University and his bachelor of arts degree at the West Visayas State College in Iloilo City.
Buco’s appointment was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last November 16. (SDR/Sunnex)