By Philippine News Agency
DUMAGUETE CITY — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will give due recognition to top importers and exporters in Negros Oriental who contributed to its high revenue collection in the past year.
Dumaguete Customs sub-port Collector Fe Lluelyn Ganir Toring disclosed Thursday afternoon that the awarding is part of this year’s founding anniversary celebration of the BOC.
The top five importers of Negros Oriental that have consistently helped the Customs sub-port here achieve or surpass its yearly revenue collection target with their imported products are Filoil Energy Co., Inc. (petroleum products), Wilmar Edible Oils, Philippines, Inc. (palm olein), Dumaguete Coconut Mills, Inc. (palm olein), Pryce Gases, Inc. (liquefied petroleum gas), and Primary Trident Marine Solutions (conversion of vessels from overseas to Philippine registry).
The top two exporters and their export products are Lazi Bay Resources Development, Inc. (limestone) and Dumaguete Coconut Mills, Inc. (copra cake, a by-product of copra), she added.
Last year, the Customs sub-port of Dumaguete collected some PHP1.8 billion in revenues with Filoil being the largest contributor, according to Toring. It exceeded its target collection pegged at a little more than PHP1.3 billion.
While the local Customs office does not earn anything from exports, nevertheless, the export companies are still being cited for the revenues that they are paying the national government, Toring explained.
The Bureau of Customs celebrates its founding anniversary every July 30th, but this year, it has been moved to August 3, with the regional awarding ceremonies to be held in Cebu City, spearheaded by the BOC-Cebu.
Meanwhile, Toring also recognized the staff at the Customs sub-port of Dumaguete for their tireless efforts in tax collection to ensure that the office can meet the target as scheduled.
The sub-port of Dumaguete, which covers the provinces of Negros Oriental and Siquijor, has been consistently cited for exceeding its target collections every year.