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Alvarez already sacked, says Noy By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 08/30/2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

EX-CUSTOMS CHIEF BLAMES SMUGGLERS BEHIND BID TO OUST HIM

Alvarez already sacked, says Noy

By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 08/30/2011

Earlier denials of an impending top-level revamp at the Bureau of Customs (BoC), notwithstanding, President Aquino yesterday announced that he had sacked Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez who came under fire following the disclosure that 2,000 container vans vanished into thin air right under the nose of the Customs chief.

In pre-recorded interview over Radio Mindanao Network, Aquino disclosed that he had fired Alvarez and had found a replacement for him without giving a name, bolstering lingering speculations the President’s action has long been a done deal although he tried very hard to deny it.

Aquino’s announcement came a day before his scheduled five-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China.

Alvarez, meanwhile, said he will start packing his bag after Aquino confirmed his dimissal..... MORE

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