The Bureau of Customs (BOC), led by Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, donates over 545,000 board feet of lumber to Technical Education Services and Development Authority (TESDA) to be fabricated into new school chairs.
“The seizures of these lumber materials have definitely affected the operations of these illegal logging syndicates. And I guarantee to all those who may still be thinking of trying this type of illicit trade that the Bureau of Customs will always be here to stop and prosecute them.” Biazon said, adding that “the damage caused by these seized illegally cut lumber could be irreparable. Who knows? But nevertheless, we decided to put the seized lumber to better use by donating them to TESDA.”
The donation of this lumber would more or less make into 45,000 arm chairs.
As for the record, this is the second time that BOC donated lumbers since 2012.