By Junex Doronio
November 15, 2022
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — In compliance with the directive of Bureau of Customs (BOC) acting Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz to initiate capacity-building programs to further professionalize its workforce, Mactan Subport Collector Gerardo “Gerry” A. Campo on Tuesday lauded the two-day seminar on arrival operations for the front liners in the Passenger Service.
The BOC Port of Cebu under the new leadership of District Collector Elvira Cruz conducted the seminar on November 10 and 11 with the participation of 27 BOC officers assigned at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in this historic resort city and Bohol Panglao International Airport (BPIA).
“Our front liners in the Passenger Service have very important functions. They not only secure our borders and collect revenues. Their efficiency has an economic impact on the country’s tourism. So, refresher training such as this is vital to keep our customs officers updated and our services world-class,” Campo noted.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)’s OIC-Assistant Chief of Arrival Operations, Ms. Belinda C. Copioso, delivered an exhaustive discussion, focusing on airport passenger management and the clearance procedure for arriving and departing travelers and crews and their baggage.
Campo said the recent seminar was part of the Local Training Plan of the BOC Port of Cebu.
Cruz, who reassumed her top position at the premier post last week, revamped the processing in the Port of Cebu, particularly in the releasing of goods declarations. (ai/mtvn)