Dominguez orders Customs to donate rice shipments to DWSD

  • Page Views 293
  • Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III ordered the Bureau of Customs to donate the 30,000 bags of undocumented rice shipments intercepted earlier by the agency to the Department of Social Welfare and Development to help in the government’s anti-poverty and disaster relief programs. 

    Dominguez issued the order to Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero after reporting the interception of the shipment that was tagged in Zamboanga City as undocumented imported rice.  

    “Donate that to the DSWD. They can use that,” Dominguez told Guerrero during the latest executive committee meeting of the Department of Finance.

    The 30,000 bags of rice for donation to the DSWD are on top of the 16,000 bags earlier turned over by the Customs under former commissioner Isidro Lapeña on Dominguez’s orders to augment disaster relief efforts for typhoon victims.

    About 9,000 bags of rice seized in the Port of Cebu were turned over by the Customs to the DSWD on Sept. 14. 

    Another 6,921 bags in the Port of Zamboanga and 748 bags in the custody of the bureau’s Enforcement and Security Service were also donated to the DSWD on Sept. 19 and 24, respectively. 

    The Customs said it donated to the DSWD 5,040 pieces of canned goods, 109 packages of emergency survival blankets, 350 boxes of bed sheets, blankets and towels, 1,332 boxes of brand new clothes, and 153 packages of face masks from the Manila International Container Port on Sept. 21. 

    According to a Customs report to Dominguez, the bureau will donate used clothing of various volumes seized from the ports of San Fernando in La Union, Manila, MICP, Legazpi City, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Subic. 

    Earlier, Dominguez directed the Customs to immediately release smuggled rice and other food items seized by the agency to the DSWD to augment ongoing government preparations before typhoon “Ompong” struck Northern Luzon. 

    Dominguez said “government-to-government transfers in emergency situations can be legally fast-tracked” as in the case of the Customs’ release of the seized food stocks to the DSWD for disaster relief.

    (J. G. Rada, MT)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 17 January 2019
      14 hours ago No comment

      AWARD-WINNING FILIPINA POP SINGER FROM JAPAN, ANALYN ALMERINO, TO PERFORM IN RICHMOND ON FEB 9:YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE TICKETS

      Analyn Almerino is just 19, but she has already taken first place in two nationally televised singing competitions in Japan. On Feb 9, she will be giving a solo concert in her North American debut, at the Cultural Centre in Richmond, BC. Born in the Philippines, Analyn’s family moved ...

    • 17 January 2019
      14 hours ago No comment

      Brillante Mendoza’s acclaimed ‘Alpha’ arrives in cinemas

      The “Alpha” team, led by Mendoza and actors Allen Dizon, Elijah Filamor, and Baron Geisler, came in full force to support the film that had brought honor to our country in international film festivals. FDCP Chairperson Liza Dino, Solar Entertainment General Manager Butch Ibanez, SM Cinema VP for Corporate ...

    • 17 January 2019
      14 hours ago No comment

      Pacquiao in emotional homecoming fight in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand

      LAS VEGAS. It will always be the MGM Grand for Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao. In his first fight in the U.S. since 2016, Pacquiao will enter the ring at the Garden Arena of Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, where he fought his first professional fight in the U.S. “It’s nice to ...

    • 15 January 2019
      3 days ago No comment

      Pacquiao odds-on favourite in January 19 fight with Broner

      LLAMADO! Manny Pacquiao is the bookmakers’ pick to win in his January 19 fight with American boxer Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. The site bookmaker.eu has reported that opening boxing lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook put the seasoned Pacquiao (-250 ) versus Broner ( +210 ). “The current boxing line ...

    • 13 January 2019
      4 days ago No comment

      Pacquiao vs Broner Tale of the Tape

      WBA Welterweight Championship – January 19, 2019 – Las Vegas, USA Related

    %d bloggers like this: