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18 April 2024, 08:46 AM

PORT OF SAN FERNANDO JOINS SILLAG 2017

April 17, 2017

The Bureau of Customs – Port of San Fernando recently partnered with Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC) and the Provincial Government of La Union in celebrating SILLAG Poro Point Festival of Lights 2017. Now on its 6th year, the festival has grown in terms of participation and support from various sectors. Employees of Collection District I headed by District Collector Romeo Allan R. Rosales participated in the SILLAG Fun Run (Run for Hope) on April 7, 2017 which started from the Poro Point Baywalk and ended at the SILLAG Village.

Moreover and in line with the BOC’s continuing efforts to curb smuggling and other illegal trade activities in the country, Collection District 1 set up a booth and help desk in the SILLAG village and conducted an information drive to the people by giving flyers and answering queries relative to BOC’s recent policies and programs on Balikbayan Boxes, De Minimis Importation, avoiding e-mail scams, and claiming parcels at postal offices among others. The Balikbayan Box is a tangible symbol of an OFW’s love and concern for family. But unscrupulous individuals have used these boxes to bring products that endanger the public. With the BOC’s information drive, the public was made more aware of their rights in safeguarding their balikbayan boxes from unauthorized tampering.

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