Today I was interviewed again by Cito Beltran, host of the famous daily tv program, "Agenda" in One News channel, Cignal TV. Topic was about the new Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio. He was sworn by President BBM last week and started office last Monday. Here are some reports about him.
BoC agenda puts digitalization front and center (February 13)
Diokno backs new Customs chief Rubio
byJulito G. Rada (February 13)
New BOC chief vows to sustain gains, curb smuggling
By Ferdinand Patinio (February 13)
Lacson tagged Rubio ‘BoC bagman’ (February 13)
This is my 9th interview at Cito Beltran's show. Cito is a veteran TV host and his program "Agenda" runs Monday to Friday 8-9am at One News, Cignal TV. He is also a respected columnist in Philippine Star, his articles appear every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, https://www.philstar.com/authors/1804831/cito-beltran.
DBM Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said DBM has allocated P3 B for BIR and BOC for their digitalization set up and upgrades.
So far Mr. Rubio has the endorsement of President BBM and DOF Secretary Ben Diokno. He should put up a really good performance in his first few months and show that he can deliver higher collections to the government, meaning he can minimize leakages and smuggling. Otherwise, negative media reports, Senate investigations can get hotter and he can be replaced soon.
Anyway, the interview this morning is here, starting at time 37:22, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKOpycke2aE.