10 months BOC creates special text Hotline 8484 on anti-corruption drive MB
By Betheena Kae Unite and Ariel Fernandez  The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created the special text hotline 8484 where any form of corruption in the bureau can be reported. (MANILA BULLETIN) The 8484 text hotline number was launched by the bureau’s Intelligence Group in a bid to fight the lingering corruption problem in the BOC. It will allow the public to directly report irregular transactions of any BOC official or employee. They may also text their problems with brokers, importers, fixers, and other entities involved in smuggling, bribery, drugs, and other illegal activities. The informant can send text messages ... more