Muntinlupa lone-district Rep. Ruffy Biazon, who served as Bureau of Customs commissioner beneath the administration of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, mentioned congressional inquiries have uncovered solely the tip of the iceberg of the illnesses dealing with the corruption-tainted company.
Responding to varied proposals on what to do with the BOC, Biazon believes it’s untimely to give you the best resolution to the BOC’s drawback on the energy solely of revelations from the Senate and House investigations on the entry of P6.four billion value of shabu into the nation by way of a BOC’s inexperienced lane.
“The inquiries have only scratched the surface of what ails the BOC, and what have been seen are just the symptoms and manifestations of the sickness of the agency,” he mentioned. “I would caution against prescribing a cure without fully knowing and understanding the roots of the symptoms and manifestations through an in-depth study of the conditions inside the agency and its processes and procedures,” Biazon mentioned.
He provided to share his expertise in main the customs company: “As a former Commissioner of Customs who served for two years and two months, I can share with the House of Representatives my knowledge, views and experience from the unique perspective as a head of the agency who faced the challenges of reforming and transforming an agency long suffering from distrust by the public.”
Like resigned BOC chief Nicanor Faeldon, Biazon’s time period was marred by corruption allegations. In July 2013, he provided to resign after Aquino berated the BOC for the unabated smuggling of an estimated P200 billion in contraband, together with unlawful medicine and weapons.
Aquino didn’t settle for his resignation. But in December 2013, Biazon resigned irrevocably after he was implicated within the pork barrel rip-off.