President Rodrigo Duterte will be the guest of honor at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday, 8 February, in a celebration that will mark the agency’s 115th Founding Anniversary.

Duterte will be welcomed by Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other BOC officials for the arrival honors and gallery walk through at 2 p.m

Faeldon, who was named to the post by the President on July 2016, will deliver the Bureau’s accomplishment report that will highlight the upward trend in revenue collections especially during the last three months.

For January 2017 alone, Faeldon said the BOC posted a 101% revenue collection of P35.745 billion, surpassing its revenue target of P35.509 billion by P236 million for the period.

The BOC’s Financial Service (FS) said that the January collection was 115% higher than the 2016 cash collection of P31.08 billion.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez will join President Duterte in giving recognition to the best performing collection districts and their exemplary foreign counterparts during the awarding ceremonies.

BOC has scheduled a series of activities for its anniversary week, with the theme “United Towards Transformational Change.”

Among the activities lined up from 4 February to 10 February are a Shootfest at Villamor Air Base, a Parade of Slogans with ports personnel as participants, a Eucharistic Celebration, a symposium on services  provided bt Philhealth, Social Security System and the Government Service Insurance System, a  community outreach program Provident Fund Road Tour, public consultations, and Sosyalan at Gabi ng Parangal. ###