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BOC donates gadgets to DepEd

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) donated gadgets to the Department of Education (DepEd) on January 29, 2021for use in the online learning program.

The turn-over was conducted at the Bureau of Customs Situation Room in Manila attended by Department of Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones and Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, with the virtual presence of Department of Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez.

Also in attendance were the Bureau’s deputy Commissioners and representatives of the Port of Clark headed District Collector Ruby Claudia M. Alameda.

A total of 5,038 devices were donated to DepEd composed of Oppo A9 and A31 mobile phones as well as Huawei Mate mobile devices. The gadgets were part of the apprehended items of the Port of Clark which were being transported out of Clark Freeport Zone.

Through the provisions of RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and with the approval of DOF Secretary Sonny Dominguez, the donation is for the benefit of students affected by the Covid-19

Secretary Briones thanked the Bureau and the Department of Finance for their continuing support to DepEd in furthering quality education.

Secretary Dominguez for his part commended the men and women of the BOC for their unrelenting efforts to perform their functions as well as initiatives to collaborate with other agencies to better serve the Filipinos.

As the country recovers from the impact of Covid-19, the Bureau of Customs continues to strive in providing public service and support to the public and the government.