Cebu welcomes new Customs provincial chief

The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu has welcomed its new district collector, Ciriaco DG Ugay, who has an extensive experience in Customs administration as he began his career in the agency as a Customs police.

Prior to his appointment, Ugay was deputy collector of the Subport of Mactan from 2006-2013 then district collector of the Ports of Iloilo, Subic and Surigao.

“Transparency and professionalism are the pillars of effective customs operations. Let us practice honesty and integrity in all our dealings and ensure that our operations are carried out with utmost efficiency. I want everyone to work as one team,” said Ugay, during his meeting with the Port of Cebu’s staff and employees.

As Iloilo district collector, he surpassed its monthly target collections from January to April 2023 and now, his challenge is to surpass its target collection of Cebu of P56 billion as against P38 billion in 2022.

Ugay replaced Atty. Elvira Cruz, who was reassigned as district collector of the Port of Clark.

In his second day in office, Ugay conducted an ocular inspection of the new port facility at the Cebu South Harbor Container Terminal Corporation in Talisay City.

The facility is scheduled to start operations next month and has a capacity to handle approximately 5,000 TEUs of containers.  This development will enhance the Port’s revenue collection and alleviate container congestion at the Cebu International Port.

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