Aug 1, 2017 @ 11:54

If authorities have been to crack down on payola (payoffs) on the Bureau of Customs, the financial savings might wipe out the nation’s P147-billion budget deficit in lower than two years, Sen. Panfilo Lacson stated Tuesday.

Lacson primarily based his calculations on the current “rate” of P27,000 to P30,000 per container that brokers pay as payola to deprave Customs personnel.

He stated that with 10,000 containers passing via the BOC per day, payola might add as much as no less than P270 million a day – or P98.55 billion a yr.

“Two years payola wipes out the Php147B budget deficit,” he stated.

In an interview on DWIZ, Lacson additionally bared the Friday three o’clock behavior system continues to be alive on the BOC, with corrupt personnel gathering their share at three p.m. Friday.

Citing info reaching him, he stated many Customs officers couldn’t be accessible presently of the week.

“Pag may 3 o’clock habit e di may partehan. Ibig sabihin institutionalized ang corruption. Yan ang masama roon,” he stated.