BOC-Subic destroys P.8 M ‘ukay-ukay’
Posted 5 years ago
By Mar Supnad
|(Bureau of Customs PH / Facebook live)|
SUBIC BAY – The Bureau of Customs-Port of Subic, spearheaded the destruction of P800,000 worth of used clothing (Ukay-ukay) on Friday, in Guiguinto, Bulacan.
The contraband was shredded and disposed of at the facility of EPY-ECO Auction and Waste Disposal Services– the accredited service provider of the Port of Subic for the condemnation of contraband and expired goods.
The used clothing was abandoned in favor of the government, in view of the aggressive efforts and vigilance on the part of the BOC to prevent the entry of contrabands such as used clothing, which are said to be detrimental to public health and welfare.
The destruction of the seized goods was led by the District Collector of the Port of Subic, Segundo Sigmundfreud Z. Barte, who emphasized that while ‘ukay-okay’ is popular among the masses, Republic Act 4653 prohibits the importation thereof, to safeguard public health.
The District Collector was joined by the representatives of the Commission on Audit and the local government of Guiguinto, Bulacan.
BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapena has announced that condemnation of seized goods will now be made public in line with transparency efforts of the bureau.