BOC Receives Procured Body-Worn Cameras

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) formally received 200 procured body-worn cameras in a turn-over ceremony held on August 27, 2021 in the Customs Operations Center (COC).

The ceremonial turn-over was attended by the Undersecretary of Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), Mr. Dave Almarinez. For BOC’s part, Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, together with Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement Group, Atty. Teddy Sandy S. Raval, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence Group, Raniel T. Ramiro, Deputy Commissioner of Internal Administration Group, Donato B. San Juan, Deputy Commissioner of Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group, Atty. Edward James A. Dy Buco, and Deputy Commissioner of Management Information System and Technology Group, Allan C. Geronimo graced the event.  

A live demonstration of the capabilities of the newly procured body-worn cameras followed. The cameras shall be used by the Enforcement and Security Service for inspection and enforcement. The device could record video and voice, serving as a communication device between the user and the monitoring facility. The recorded data could be transferred to the 17 docking stations for monitoring of the COC.

Towards the end, Commissioner Guerrero expressed his gratitude to PITC for its benevolence and assistance in the procurement of the body-worn cameras. He emphasized that the procurement is one of the continuing efforts of BOC to modernize and enhance its enforcement capabilities, alongside with the pursuit of its mandates of trade facilitation, revenue collection and border protection.