The Bureau of Customs has launched its latest comprehensive book on Customs abandonment proceedings during the recent Manila International Book Fair 2022 at SMEX Convention Center in Pasay City.
The “Compendium on Customs Abandonment Proceedings” was the second book authored by Ninoy Aquino International Airport Deputy Collector for Passengers Service Ma. Lourdes Mangaoang, and Customs Chief Operations Officers Marlon Miranda Agaceta and Tristan Armando III Ferry Langcay following their successful publication of “Compendium on Customs Seizure and Forfeiture Proceedings” in 2021.
The book, published by Central Book Supply, Inc., contained useful literature on specialized field of proceedings aimed at honing the competence of the men and women of the Port of NAIA, as well as the Bureau of Customs as a whole, and help in stakeholders compliance through information sharing and dissemination.
The Compendium is also a guide to public servants, stakeholders, professionals, and students who aim to increase their proficiency on the subject.
“The collective zealousness, keen efforts, and professional proficiencies of Atty. Mangaoang, Atty. Agaceta, and Atty. Langcay in publishing their scholarly and finely crafted legal work is truly laudable and praiseworthy,” said Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando, one of the honored guests at the book launching. Joel E. Zurbano
Hernando is optimistic that book will serve as an effective tool and guide in the field of Customs Abandonment Proceedings.
Another SC Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan commented “In publishing this Compendium, they (authors) have gone above and beyond their duties as officials of the BOC by offering a practical and easy guide for parties-in-interest.”
“As lawyers, they have taken the initiative in keeping their brethren in the legal profession abreast of legal developments in the field of Customs. As officers of the court, they have assisted in disseminating information to law students through a proper learning tool.
Ultimately, their efforts in making Customs laws, procedures, and practices known and accessible to everybody, one book at a time, are truly deserving of praise, respect, and admiration,” he added.