By Betheena Kae Unite
The Port of Tacloban has already exceeded its revenue collection target for the whole year by 213 percent, posting a P1-billion collection with still a month to go before the year ends, the Bureau of Customs announced Thursday.
“As of Nov. 29, 2018, the District Port has a total revenue collection of P1.006 billion, which posted 213 percent collection growth from our P321 million target for this year,” acting District Collector Jose Naig said.
The interim district collector attributed the achievement on the increased volume of cargoes that arrived at the Port of Tacloban, Babatngon Port, and its sub-ports.
He said the district port was given P267-million tax collection target for fiscal year 2018, however, it was increased in August this year.
He bared that even by the end of the second quarter, they had already surpassed their target collection for 2018 by posting a total of P392-million collection.
“The strict implementation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (RA 10863), and intensified operations against customs fraud of the Collection District 8 has resulted to a record-breaking accomplishment,” he stressed.
He also attributed the port’s achievement to the assistance of key collection officials in the district, as well as Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and former Customs Chief Isidro Lapeña.
The District Port of Tacloban is comprised of the Sub-ports of Isabel and Catbalogan City.