MANILA — For the second time this year, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) recorded positive collection following a surplus on their collection in January.
As February came to close yesterday, BOC revenue collection reached P15.17 billion or P2 billion more than the $13.11 billion goal for the month. February covered 17 days of the 19 days that BOC can collect throughout its districts.
Of all the ports that collected revenues, Port of Batangas had the most number of revenues, collectiong P4.3 billion or P1.13 billion more than its goal. Two biggest ports — the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and Port of Limay in Bataan failed to meet their targets.
MICP is P782 million short of its P4.82 billion goal for the month while Limay fell short — less than half — of its P1.9 target. It collected only P722 million in February. Port of Manila, the nation’s second largest, collected P3.4 billion surpassing its target by P785 billion.
Ninoy Aquino International Aiport (NAIA) also failed to meet its P1.26 billion goal for February; registering a $139 million deficit.
Despite the deficits recorded in other ports, BOC’s overall revenue collection efforts posted a positive back-to-back performance.