Replacement for Biazon still unclear


Names of possible replacement for former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon surfaced but it is still unclear who will take over the helm of the Bureau of Customs.


Biazon resigned from his BOC Commissioner post after his name was included in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) before the Ombudsman last week.


Among the names that are being considered for the job are Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares and Commission on Audit Commissioner Heidi Mendoza.


The President is reported to have been keen on appointing a woman for the post.


Aquino’s women appointees include Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, COA chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan and Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman.


Rumors of Henares taking over the BOC have not died down since Henares has a good working relationship with Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima.


The other names that have surfaced as replacement for Biazon are Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Group Jess Dellosa and Deputy for Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group Agaton Teodoro Uvero.


Dellosa and Uvero were appointed by President Aquino in the BOC last September.


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