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BOC issues 516 show cause orders vs errant employees during anti-corruption drive

The Bureau of Customs issued 516 show-cause orders from January to September 2021, which led to the dismissal, suspension, relief, and reshuffling of errant BOC employees.

According to a Sunday BOC statement, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) conducted 126 personnel investigations, which resulted in the filing of 31 administrative cases before the BOC-Legal Service.

The BOC was also able to transmit 57 cases to the National Bureau of Investigation and one case to the Ombudsman.

During the period, three BOC employees were dismissed, 12 were suspended, six were reprimanded, six were relieved, and 543 were reshuffled or transferred to various offices and ports due to irregular and unlawful activities.

During the effort to root out corruption, the BOC managed to:

  • win the Performance Governance System (PGS) trailblazer award;
  • have six BOC offices and ports ISO certified,
  • complete the BOC's Integrity Programme Diagnostic with the World Customs Organization (WCO); and
  • created the Anti-Corruption Coordinating Committee and BOC-Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (BOC-PACC) Command Group.

— DVM, GMA News