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…