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PBBM orders 24/7 deployment of BOC, DA teams for continuous PH shipment process

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ordered on Wednesday the round-the-clock deployment of teams from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to ensure uninterrupted shipment process nationwide.

Speaking during the 4th meeting with the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) – Infrastructure Sector Group, President Marcos highlighted the importance of continuing shipment process to accommodate the arrival of more ships into the country.

“In this business, there’s no afterhours. It can – it’s ready 24/7. So, let’s not put an extra team, let’s just keep it running. Whatever you have there in the day, let the same number of people that you have all 24 hours,” President Marcos said.

“So, three eight-hour shifts,” he added.

President Marcos made the remarks following the recommendation of the PSAC to let the BOC and the DA produce a shifting schedule, ensuring 24/7 operations across all government services relating to logistics and supply chains.

The PSAC said this process will ensure continuous inspection, clearance, and payment process, significantly reducing costs and time, particularly on the x-ray scanning operations of the BOC and DA’s office tasked to inspect reefer vans.

PSAC Strategic Convenor, President and CEO of the Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. Sabin M. Aboitiz presented to President Marcos their recommendations during the 4th meeting with the PSAC– Infrastructure Sector Group at the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday.

Those who attended the meeting were members Enrique Razon, Manuel Pangilinan, Eric Ramon Recto, Joanne de Asis, Ramoncito Fernandez, Rogelio Singson, Christian Gonzalez, Daniel Aboitiz along with PSAC Secretariat members Geraldine Polanco-Onganon, David Jude Sta. Ana and Cedric dela Cruz. PND