The Bureau of Customs – Port of Davao took part in the 39th Philippines-Indonesia Border Committee Chairmen’s Conference on November 22 and 23 in Davao City to discuss ways to strengthen border protection measures.
The conference was in line with the 8-point economic agenda of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to uphold public order and safety, peace and security and Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz’s directive to stop all forms of smuggling.
The two-day event tackled the proposed and deliberated agenda items.
The Conference also focused on safety standards for border crossing boats, monthly conduct of coordinated patrol, revision of standing operating procedure for joint patrol, immediate information of respective consulate offices for Filipinos and Indonesian held in detention facilities, use of passports instead of border crossing cards, and improved consular access for detained Filipinos.
The meeting results were signed by the Philippine Border Committee and the Indonesian Border Committee.
Through the leadership of District Collector lawyer Erastus Sandino Austria, BOC Davao will continue its intensified coordination with its partner enforcement agencies to protect its areas of responsibility and its commitment to participate in future activities, especially in border crossing and trade.