Current Events

There's a Hotline You Can Use to Report Corruption at Customs

At least where the Bureau of Customs is concerned.
IMAGE FACEBOOK / BUREAU OF CUSTOMS PH
Comments

Corruption is nothing new in the Philippinesto put it lightlyso any move to combat it is most welcome. The Bureau of Customs certainly hasn't been winning any awards in the Most Trustworthy category but at the very least, they're trying. The next time a loved one sends over a balikbayan box, keep in mind that Customs now has the 8484 text hotline where people can easily report Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials or employees for incidents of corruption or anything else illegal. 

Be sure to include the complete details of the incident you wish to report; answer the What, When, Where, Who, Why, and How questions so Customs can respond accordingly. As of now, the text hotline is available 24/7 for Globe or TM users only, but the bureau is working on adding more networks.

Customs put up this hotline specifically to address corruption within the bureau. It was made "for the public in order to voice their complaints without fear of retaliation and most importantly, to help the bureau get rid of corrupt practices from among its ranks," goes the official BOC statement

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

Comments
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Mia Rodriguez for Spot.ph
View Other Articles From Mia
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Lopez already knows who's going to walk her down the aisle.
 
Share
The royals know their way around an Instagram birthday post.
 
Share
Here's how you can financially prepare your children before they pack up and fly.
 
Share
Michelle Dee was crowned as the new Miss World Philippines last September 15th.
 
Share
 
Share
Hermès showed its Enchaînement Libres high jewelry collection stateside for the first time, just a day after New York Fashion Week.
 
Share
The Italian label can now measure its carbon footprint in pasta and wine.
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US