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The amount and value of smuggled goods by type 2018

Requested from BOC by Chesca Pagulayan at 08:22 PM on Oct 03, 2018.
Purpose: Research and analysis purposes
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2018 - 10/02/2018
Tracking no: #BOC-090917098315

Chesca 08:22 PM, Oct 03, 2018

Hi! I already asked for the annual report but unfortunately, what I'll be needing are recent data that were recorded by your agency this year. Specifically, a spreadsheet of information regarding the number of smuggled goods by type and their respective prices. 

This research is intended for my Digital Journalism class in De La Salle University. I understand that it might take time to compile these records but I'd be glad to work with your office as convenient as possible. If you have any clarification, you may contact me through email.

Thank you and I look forward to your response :)
October 4, 2018

Dear Chesca,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 03, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for The amount and value of smuggled goods by type 2018.

Response to your request

We were able to determine that this particular information is already available online and therefore cannot be counted as a valid FOI request. We have informed you that the data on smuggled goods from the previous years are uploaded on our website. You may retrieve your requested information from our official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BureauOfCustomsPH/. Kindly check our press releases for reference. 

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If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña at boc.cares@customs.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

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