Watch out! Lapeña orders lifestyle checks to catch Customs crooks
Those with unjustified wealth better whip up a good excuse, or else.
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña is raising the bar in chasing away corruption out of the bureau. Part of his anti-corruption campaign is to order lifestyle checks for Customs officials and employees, which is his way of cracking down on those getting tara and gifts from importers.
Stopping corruption is Lapeña’s top agenda as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte, who plucked him out of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in order for him to fix Customs.