ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Aquino to revamp Customs
"You will get that (revamp) not that soon, but very soon, once we finish it. That is something, that is a perpetual topic between the secretary of finance (Cesar Purisima) and myself," Aquino told reporters here on Wednesday.
At the Department of Transportation and Communications, three undersecretaries have also tendered their resignations alongside DOTC Secretary Jose de Jesus, who has quit effective July 1.
Aquino concluded his two-day official visit in Brunei last Thursday.
When asked if Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez is on the way out, Aquino replied: "Kaya nga sabi ko (That's why I said there's need for) evaluation. Then we will vet. That function is one of the hardest positions to fill."
The President revealed his revamp plans for the BOC as De Jesus confirmed his resignation. Earlier in Davao City, Aquino voiced his dissatisfaction over the BOC's performance in the wake of the discovery of questionable activities in Mindanao, particularly those involving Filipino-American Lynard Allan Bigcas.
"You'd want to get somebody who is saintly but not innocent," Aquino said.
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