The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now conducting an inventory of confiscated gadgets, which the agency plans to donate to the Department of Education (DepEd) to aid in distance learning amid the coronavirus disease.
In a budget hearing on Wednesday, Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said the agency is now processing the possible donation of gadgets such as cellphones and laptops to the DepEd.
“Right now, we are just processing the deeds of donation so that these can be donated to the proper agency, of course subject to clearances provided by the regulatory agencies that cover these gadgets,” he told senators.
“We will also be donating other school supplies to the DepEd and other agencies,” he added.
The BOC, an attached agency of the Department of Finance (DOF), is mandated to prevent and suppress smuggling and the entry of prohibited imported goods. It also