BOC gets 3rd award for its innovations from governance reform group ISA

BOC personnel in online Zoom conference with ISA

Custos employees witness and support their bureau’s bid to pass the Proficiemcy Stage of the PGS. (Photo from the Bureau of Customs)

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has received for the third time the Gold Governance Trailblazer award from the Institute of Solidarity in Asia (ISA), a governance reform group formed in 2001 by economist Jesus Estanislao, a former secretary of the Department of Finance.

The BOC received the award on Friday during the Public Governance Forum — BOC Proficiency Revalida, which was conducted via a Zoom conference.

The ISA granted the award after the BOC passed the third stage — the Proficiency  Stage — of its Performance Governance System (PGS).

Customs chief Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero enrolled the bureau in the four-stage PGS in 2019 — the year it got its first Gold Governance Trailblazer award in the PGS Initiation Stage. In…

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