MANILA — As part of the Bureau of Customs commitment to support government relief and humanitarian efforts, the bureau donated 12 heavy-duty tents to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today, August 27, 2020.
The tents were part of the goods in the Port of NAIA declared as abandoned in 2019.
These consist of 10 Emperor Bell Tents of 6 x 4x 2.5 meters size that can house 10 people designed to withstand severe weather conditions and 2 stretch tents measuring 12 x 9 meters that can serve as mobile command centers, clinics or infirmaries.
Both large tents can be assembled within 15 minutes and taken down completely within 10 minutes.
The donated items can be utilized to aid in disaster response, social works and anti-pandemic efforts.
Notably, the donation was made possible thru the active coordination between the BOC and the DSWD. The turnover ceremony was graced by the DSWD Undersecretary for Disaster Response Management Group, Mr. Felicisimo C. Budiongan, and the Bureau Director of the National Resource and Logistics Management Bureau (NRLMB), Mr. Emmanuel P. Privado.
Under Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero’s leadership, the Bureau of Customs promised continued support to the government’s relief and humanitarian efforts as the entire country battles the ill effects of COVID pandemic and other national calamities.
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