In less than two weeks, the Bureau of Customs Intelligence Group under Deputy Commissioner Danilo Lim, and through its Intellectual Property Rights Division, scored its fourth haul of illegally imported goods from China worth P30 million, a government press release said.
This time, smuggled Marlboro, Winston and Fortune cigarets, and Knorr and Maggi food seasoning items and Nescafe products were seized from a warehouse in Manila by virtue of a Letter of Authority issued by Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.
Biazon said during the inspection of the seized goods yesterday that the raid on the Manila warehouse was the result of the BOC’s heightened anti-smuggling campaign and IG’s enhanced intelligence network and growing support for its cause from the public.
into water business
The CAPGEM Community Multipurpose Cooperative is planning to build a water-refilling station next month, its next manager Leans Villafranca, said yesterday.
Villafranca said there is a need to supply enough potable water in the province. The venture will also generate jobs for the families of CAPGEM members.
He said they are scouting for where to buy the equipment to be used in the establishment of the water-refilling station and are now in the marketing stage on their planned expansion of their janitorial services although they have not hired new workers yet.
training on pest mgm’t
Five agriculturists from Negros Occidental are attending the five-month trainers’ training on integrated pest management for corn production in Santa Barbara town, Iloilo province that started April 15, Provincial Corn Coordinator Armando Abanyo, said yesterday.
Abanyo, one of the facilitators of the training, said that the activity will help boost agricultural productivity of corn products and those who attended can help their provinces by sharing technical capability to personnel and the implementation of the farmers’ field schools for corn production.
In Negros Occidental, he said, 12 additional farmers’ field schools for corn production were established last year and 13 more are expected to be put up this year.