The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao collected PHP3.68 billion in revenues for April, exceeding by 11.46 percent or PHP378.1 million its target for the month.
The BOC had earlier set at PHP3.30 billion its target collection last month.
BOC-Davao noted that the figure is also higher by 0.16 percent compared to the same month in 2021.
BOC-Davao District Collector Erastus Sandino Austria said Monday the achievement can be attributed to the improved valuation, intensified enforcement operations, and the government’s efforts in ensuring the unhampered movement of goods amid the pandemic.
“The consistent positive growth of the bureau’s revenue collection is indicative of the region’s recovering economic performance,” he said.
He noted that the figure is also higher than the revenue collection in March this year, with a total generation of PHP3.49 billion. It is also 3.6 percent higher than the bureau’s projection of PHP3.37 billion, resulting in a surplus of PHP121.22 million.
Meanwhile, to intensify its security measures against the entry of contraband, BOC-Davao said it has recently acquired two units of Trace Detection Systems (TDS) through the Enforcement Security Service.
“The TDS or the NUCTECH TR3000DE is a significant addition to the non-intrusive inspection capability of the bureau as it is designed to detect explosives, narcotics, and drug substances of small magnitude through the sampling of non-visible trace amounts of particulates from shipments. The newly-acquired system boasts a throughput that is three times more efficient than other traditional systems,” BOC-Davao said in a statement.
BOC-Davao said it will deploy the TDS in its operations unit at Davao International Airport
Source: Philippines News Agency