For the last six years since 2017, the Bureau of Custom’s Port of Limay has been consistently surpassing collection target despite the “odds” and pandemic.
In 2017, the Port collected more than P22 billion against its collection target of P17.7 billion or an increase of 82.75 percent.
This has been the trend all the way to 2022 with a total take of P78.7 billion when the collection target was P53 billion or an increase of 88.84 percent.
This is why the regional office of the Commission on Audit in San Fernando City, Pampanga commended District Collector Atty. William B. Balayo for attaining and surpassing its annual collection targets in six years.
Balayo’s uncompromising stand against corruption has contributed a lot to the Port of Limay’s outstanding performance.
Elena I. Balingit, state auditor III, who is the officer-in-charge and audit team leader from the COA regional office, in her letter to Balayo said the Port’s management continues to implement existing controls and procedures on collection and employ new strategies if needed.
Bataan Gov. Joet Garcia last week invited Balayo to the Bunker to further discuss some setbacks in the implementation of measures to optimize revenue-generation capability of the BOC.