BOC-Port of Clark gives 6,357.8L of fuel to PCG

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC)—Port of Clark announced on Wednesday that they have donated more than 6000 liters of fuel to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) earlier this week.

In a statement, the BOC-Port of Clark said the donated 6,357.8 liters of “unmarked” diesel fuel is aimed at providing additional resources to support maritime operations in the country.

The unmarked liters of fuel were seized by the Port of Clark in September last year through the implementation of a Letter of Authority (LOA) issued by Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero.

Subsequently, a decision was issued by the port declaring the shipment forfeited in favor of the government for violating Section 7 of a Joint Circular 001.2021 by the BOC, Department of Finance and Bureau of Internal Revenue prescribing the “Implementing Guidelines for Field Testing” under the fuel marking program.

“Through the provisions of Republic Act 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and with the approval of the Finance Secretary, the donation intends to assist the PCG in its maritime search and rescue, safety and security operations,” the BOC said.

The turn-over was conducted at the Port of Clark compound.

Task Unit One Stop Shop Subic Commander Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior Grade Eunica Marie C. Tomioka attended the turn-over on behalf of the PCG, while the BOC was represented by District Collector Alexandra Y. Lumontad.

Also in attendance is Deputy Collector for Operations Jesus G. Llorando, Chief of Auction and Cargo Disposal Unit Eleazar B. Rabanes and representatives from Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS).

The BOC said that the BOC, under the leadership of Guerrero, “continues to support the public and the government by ensuring strict implementation of rules and regulations relative to the fulfillment of its mandates.”


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