Embattled BoC commissioner (2)
The rest of the “sunshine” is spread to the last happy recipient – who could be an ordinary janitor.
From day one in office, Comm. Alvarez remarkably instituted reforms that have gradually began to reorient personnel/employees perceptions, attitudes, values and work ethic.
This was complemented by an almost weekly filing of graft and related cases against port smugglers and their band of cohorts that include corrupt customs officials, unscrupulous business interest groups and shadowy politicians, and a hugely increased revenue collection.
This has jolted countless whose shoes Comm. Alvarez had inevitably stepped on, and who lost no time in initiating and pursuing a ‘hate campaign’ against him.
This group of detractors is now moving heaven and earth to poison President Aquino’s mind into booting out Comm. Alvarez from office.
I do not know Comm. Alvarez personally. But fair commentary has to give credit where credit is due.
And this smiley former owner of the Air 2l ball club deserves a pat in the back for a solid, patriotic performance, so far.
And by the way, my ever-reliable mole says vehicle smuggling in the south was very much in vogue BEFORE Comm. Alvarez’s watch of the BOC. He has, in fact, greatly REDUCED such occurrences.
His luck, though, is that while the recent carnapping reports were, in truth, actually isolated incidents, they were appended “celebrity attention” by the reported ownership of the stolen/smuggled items.
Not a very big deal really, compared to what the BOC chief has so far done for the country, in terms of improved, transparent service and augmented revenues.