Five the 17 ports, three of them in the capital, did not meet their revenue collection goals last month but the Bureau of Customs still managed to beat its national target by .6 percent.
According to Commissioner Isidro Lape?a, majority of the ports recorded a surplus in their collection despite the two non-working holidays last month.
?Based on the initial report from the BOC Financial Service, a total of P45.412 billion revenue was collected,? Lape?a in a statement Tuesday.
Lape?a said the amount surpassed the P45.133 billion total revenue target for March by P279 million, which is also higher than the total revenue collection in the same period last year amounting to P38.11 billion.
The 12 ports that exceeded their revenue collection for the month are:
- Batangas ?? P11.542 billion? revenue, 10.5 percent up against the P10.449 billion target;
- Limay ?? P2.896 billion in revenue, 5.5 percent up against the P2.746 billion target.
- Cebu ?? P2.189 billion in revenue, 7.6 percent up against the P2.034 billion target;
- Davao ? P1.755 billion in revenue, 21.1 percent up against the P1.449 billion target;
- Subic ? P1.655 billion in revenue, 1.9 percent up against the P1.624 billion target;
- Cagayan de Oro ? P1.625 billion in revenue, 27.4 percent up against the P1.275 billion target;
- San Fernando ? P278 million in revenue, 13 percent up against the P247 million target;
- Clark ? P154 million in revenue, 29.8 percent up against the P119 million target;
- Tacloban ? P68 million in revenue, 241.6 percent up against the P20 million target;
- Legaspi ? P22.10 million in revenue, 0.5 percent up against the P22 million target;
- Surigao ? P4 million in revenue, 262.7 percent up against the P1 million target; and
- Aparri ? P6 million in revenue, 37.5 percent up against the P4 million target.
The following ports failed to hit their target collection:
- Manila -? P5.776 billion in revenue, 14.9 percent lower than the P6.785 billion target;
- Manila International Container Port ? P12.625 billion in revenue, 9.28 percent lower than the P13.917 billion target;
- Ninoy Aquino International Airport ? P3.094 billion in revenue, 25.9 percent lower than the P4.175 billion target;
- Iloilo ? P176 million in revenue, 27.8 percent lower than the P244 million target; and
- Zamboanga ? P700,000 in revenue, 96 percent lower than the PHP21 million target.
The district collectors of these ports and others concerned will be eventually replaced in compliance to the earlier directive that district collectors, deputy collectors for assessment, chief of Formal Entry Division, examiners, appraisers, and other BOC personnel performing assessment functions will be relieved.