Reforms outlined for ‘corrupt’ Customs

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MANILA, Philippines — Reform measures are being readied in the “corrupt” Bureau of Customs under the Duterte administration, incoming finance and customs chiefs said on Tuesday.

“The public is telling us something and we better listen. Are we going to change? Otherwise we will have to force it,” incoming Finance Secretary Cesar Dominguez III said in a statement.

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Ex-Customs chief Lina sued for graft

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MANILA, Philippines – Claiming injury suffered by his firm, a businessman has filed graft charges against former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner Alberto Lina before the Office of the Ombudsman.

In his complaint, Mannage Resources Trading Corp. (MRTC) president Lawrence Daniel Sy also named Run After the Smugglers program executive director Erwin Mendoza, Revenue Collection Monitoring Group deputy commissioner Arturo Lachica, Ruling and Research Division-Legal Service chief Reynaldo Yacat and Ruling and Research Division legal officer Francis Tolibas as respondents to the case.

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