Port of Subic, the 17th district collection unit of the Bureau of Customs, again surpassed its revenue target for August despite the mass testing of container terminal workers for possible contamination during the period.
The port reported P2.508 billion in revenue collection in August, higher than the target set by Aduana at P2.051 billion. The figure translated into a P500-million gain over the target.
Port of Subic under the stewardship of district collector Maritess Martin, still untouched by the recent reshuffle of top BOC officials, improved collection efficiency and generated P17.786 billion over the last eight months despite the pandemic.
The district achieved record collection prior to the coronavirus when it registered P2 billion in average monthly revenues in the first quarter. This declined at the height of the lockdown period in April and May by almost 40 percent of revenues.
Instead of despair, the agency and Team Subic upgraded its marketing and customer relations services by extending working hours and quick completion of transaction and cargo release from the port terminals in one day. Revenues then rebounded in June until August.