BOC Port of Aparri Hosts 4-day X-Ray Training

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Aparri hosted a 4-day workshop dubbed “Training on X-Ray Machine Operation, X-Ray Profiling and Image Analysis” on January 28-31, 2020 at the Laoag International Airport, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Said activity aims to equip the 15 employee-participants on the Port on the basic know-how in operating the newly-acquired X-Ray machines of the Bureau as well as the profiling techniques and must-have skills an X-Ray image analyst must possess to effectively and efficiently carry out his functions.

Acquisition and deployment of X-ray units in all ports of entry and the conduct of the corresponding training to the end-users are part of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero’s 10-point priority program leading towards a credible, modern and professional Customs administration.

One of the resource speakers, Mr. Darwin Bonson, an engineer of Astrophysics Asia, the Bureau’s X-Ray units supplier, emphasized that aside from focusing on the company’s technological advancement, they also make sure that the end-users of the X-Ray machines are safe from the radiation emitted by said equipment.

The remaining 3 days of the training were handled by COO III John Mar M. Morales and SA I Floro C. Tadlas, two of the Bureau’s top X-Ray experts, who, after discussing the theoretical part, gave numerous actual X-Ray operation exercises to familiarize the BOC Port of Aparri employee-participants on the shape, density and color registration of the usual and unusual items brought in the airport setting.

The activity was concluded by a closing remark from Admiral Ernesto C. Enriquez, Consultant, BOC Interim Training and Development Division and the awarding of Certificates of Particpation to the 15 employee-participants.

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Photos by: BOC – Port of Aparri

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