Lacson's controversial "tara list" of alleged customs bribe givers and collectors
Sen. Ping Lacson, photo from Rappler
Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday released the names of alleged Bureau of Customs officials who received bribes from smugglers, in what he deemed the “Tara list”.

In a privilege speech, the senator said that if the government intends to be committed to then previous administration's war against drugs, they should do pursue a war against corruption.

He mentioned former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faedon was aware of the"Tara" system within his bureau even before he assumed office.

He said the corruption has been long in existence.



Alleged bribe givers or “players” at the Bureau of Customs:

Tina Yu
Jerry Yu
Manny Santos
David Tan
Jude Logarta
Eric Yap
Edvic Yap
Ruben Taguba/Mark Taguba
Noel Bonvalin
John Paul Teves
Gerry Teves
Joel Teves
Jan Jan Teves
Ringo Teves
George Tan
Diogenes “Dennis” De Rama
Henry Tan
Bim Castillo
George Wee
Atty. Veneer Baquiran
Johnny Sy
Armando “Burog” Tolentino and Ruel Tolentino
“Kimberly” Gamboa
Bobot Sison
Marty Pimentel of Cebu
a certain “Eunice” of Davao
Jun Diamante
Vic Reyes
Gerry Yap
Arnold Saulong
Hope Arnulfo Saulong
Boy Sabater
Nero Andal
Lea Cruz
Aying Acuzar / Eduardo Dio
Rey Tubig
Ruel Sy
Frank Wong
Chi Men
Jen Yu
Grace Bisaya
Arthur Tan
Charlie Tan of Davao Group
Anthony Ng

Names of identified collectors/bagmen:

Atty. Christopher Bolastig thru Russel and Estrella, and Atty Genefielle Lagmay for the Office of the Commissioner (OCOMM)
Nanie Koh for Import and Assessment Service (IAS); Also included is a certain Lorna Rosario.
Joel Pinawin, Ollie Valiente, and Teddy Sagaral for Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS)
Atty. Larribert Hilario for the Risk Management Office (RMO) /Command Center (COMMCEN)
A certain “Magic” or Major Salamanca for the Enforcement Group (EG)
Bien Rubio, Jerry and Diego Santiago for the Intelligence Group (IG)
Jasmin Obillos for Revenue Collection Monitoring Group (RCMG)
Sia Otto and Roy for Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group
Bien Rubio, again, for Intellectual Property Rights Division
Atty. Tom Tagra for Legal Services
Boy Garcia for Accounts Management Office (AMO)
Certain Mamadra, Bobadilla and Mamao for Customs Collector  in NAIA
A certain “Hunk” for the Customs Collector in Subic
Efren Ambagan and a certain Guiao for the Customs Collector in Clark
Alfred and Daniel Wagwag for the District Collector,  Port of Manila (POM)
Jun Rapa for the Dep. Collector for Operations for POM
Alex, Atty. Mimi Aldave and Atty. Vener Baquiran for the District Collector,  Manila International Container Port (MICP)
Jayson Calinap for X Ray in MICP
Agama and Junjun Reyes for X Ray at POM
For the Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) for Manila International Container Port : Ordoña and Bundukin with a certain “Ante” as runner; and
Lino Arroyo for the Enforcement and Security Service, Port of Manila

Amounts being regularly distributed in the payola system. Per container
 For Bureau of Customs, Central Office, the following are the standard tara for each office or division:

P5,000 to 10,000 for Office of the Commissioner (OCOMM)
P5,000 to P10,000 for Command Center (COMMCEN)
P1,000 to P3,000 for the Assessment Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG)
P1,500 to P3,000 for the Intelligence Group (IG)
P3,000 to P10,000 for CIIS CENTRAL
P500 to P1,000 for CIIS Director’s Office
P1,000 to P3,000 for the Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD)
P1,000 to P2,000 for the Accounts Management Office (AMO)
P1,000 to P3,000 for the Import and Assessment Service (IAS)

For Manila International Container Port (MICP) and Port of Manila (POM):

P9,000 to P15,000 for the Section Heads, Appraisers and Examiners in the Formal Entry Division for both MICP and POM
P1,000 to P3,000 for the Informal Entry Division for both MICP and POM
P3,000 each for MICP and POM Collector’s Office
P500 to P1,000 for CIIS Port for both MICP and POM
P500 for Enforcement and Security Service for both MICP and POM
P500 to P1,000 for both MICP and POM
P200 for the Piers and Inspection Division for both MICP and POM
P1,000 to P3,000 for the Deputy District Collector of POM
P1,000 to P1,500 for XRAY

Recipients of tara/payola at the Bureau of Customs:

Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon
Deputy Commissioner Teddy Raval – Intelligence Group (IG)
Deputy Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno -Enforcement Group (EG)
Deputy Commissioner Gerardo Gambala of the Command Center
Deputy Commissioner Natalio C. Ecarma III of Revenue Collection Monitoring Group (RCMG)
Deputy Commissioner Edward James Dy Buco of Assessment and Operations Coordination Group (AOCG)
Director Neil Estrella – Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service [CIIS] (alleged to collect also for the Office of the Commissioner [OCOMM] together with Chris Bolastig)
Atty. Zsae de Guzman – Chief, Intellectual Property Rights Division
Atty. Larribert Hilario of Risk Management Office (RMO)
Joel Pinawin, OIC Chief, Intelligence Division of the BOC (one of the alleged collectors of Director Estrella)
Director Milo Maestrecampo – Import and Assessment Service (IAS)
Atty. Grace Malabed, Acting Chief of the Account Management Office (AMO)
.Atty. Alvin H. Ebreo, Director Legal Service under Revenue Collection Monitoring Group (RCMG)
All Section Heads, Appraisers and Examiners in the Formal Entry Division in both the MICP and POM
Athena Dans of the Informal Entry Division MICP
All Section Heads, Appraisers and Examiners in the Informal Entry Division in the POM
MICP & POM Sections 1, 9, 10, & 15 Chief Appraiser and Examiner

For the District Collectors/Officers, the following names were mentioned:

Collector Jet Maronilla of the MICP
Collector Rhea Gregorio of POM
Collector Edgar Z. Macabeo of NAIA
Collector Elvira  Cruz of Cebu
Collector Maritess Martin of Clark
Collector Mimel Talusan of Subic
Collector Reynaldo M. Galeno of Batangas
Deputy Collector Mel Pascual for POM
(+) Capt. Tikoy Guttierez of Enforcement and Security Service (MICP) (deceased)

“From various sources inside and outside the Customs bureau that I had interacted with over the past two weeks regarding the ‘tara’ list, we carefully vetted and cross-matched each and every information to come up with an objectively filtered and detailed list of who and how much each office or official in the Bureau collects per container per day,” Lacson said.

Source: Manila Times



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