Senate Majority Leader Alan Cayetano is cool to the idea of abolishing the customs bureau, preferring instead an investigation to reform the agency.
“prublema sa abolition ano papalit mo?those are possibilities from firing everyone, from privatizing, changing bureau pero kung papalitan mo kahit sabihin bagong tao sistema ganun pa rin how do you change all of that how do you change the system”
at the same time, Cayetano urged the Business Community to speak up, particularly the importers,
“definitely any refrom magiging masakit.”
Cayetano points out that the net sincerity rating of the customs bureau remains in the negative.
Cayetano adds that there have been importers who want to pay the proper duties but are instead forced into corruption by customs personnel. “kahit na magbabayad ng tama pinapahirapan.”
Cayetano says another option that government can consider is abolishing import duties.” panay sales tax na lang bakit may corruption kasi malaki…
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