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BOC examiner commits diplomatic faux pas, opens pouches meant for Japan Emperor.

BOC examiner commits diplomatic ‘faux pas,’ opens pouches meant for Japan Emperor’s visit

by Genalyn D. Kabiling and Roy C. Mabasa
January 25, 2016

A serious diplomatic “faux pas” has apparently been committed by a Bureau of Customs (BOC) examiner at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after he subjected to an unauthorized examination the diplomatic pouches consigned to the Japanese Embassy in Manila containing among others, the “sake” (Japanese wine) to be used for the welcome reception in honor of Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko who are scheduled to arrive in the country for a five-day state visit tomorrow.

The blunder, supposedly committed last month by NAIA Customs Examiner Pompeo Manalo who is assigned at the Pair Cargo Customs Bonded Warehouse in Pasay City, has prompted the office of Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina to order the NAIA-BOC District Office to undertake a probe on the said incident.

A diplomatic pouch is any property identified and sealed package, pouch, bag, or other container that is used to transport official correspondence, documents, and other articles intended for official use of embassies, consulates, and the offices of public international organizations, among others.

In accordance with Article 27.3 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR), properly designated diplomatic pouches “shall not be opened or detained.”

Under the same Convention, any search or inspection of a properly labeled diplomatic pouch constitutes a “serious breach.” In fact, international law does not even set any limits on the permissible size, weight and quantity of diplomatic pouches, it was learned.


Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/boc-examiner-commits-diplomatic-faux-pas-opens-pouches-meant-for-japan-emperors-visit/#xBTOSs4oUkJYXgG8.99

Bopols Officials ng Customs nga naman talaga o. :lol:

Comments

  • kel1guykel1guy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    BOC is full of baffoons.... All this did was reveal one of them....
  • until our culture of mediocrity is here, we will continue making these "blunders"

    a hundred years ago this could be counted as a casus belli
    be thankful Japan is no longer a warring nation

    and good lord: written explanation?!?
    immediate relief of all persons involved should be the standard protocol
  • cretinous00cretinous00 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    if he is authorized to make an "unauthorized" inspection of inbound goods, there's nothing wrong (that's assuming nothing was damaged or pilfered, and no grease was applied.) call it a muddle if you want, but it's such a small thing. i'll bet the emperor will just smirk at it. idiots in PEX are just too quick to criticize customs.
  • kel1guykel1guy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    if he is authorized to make an "unauthorized" inspection of inbound goods, there's nothing wrong (that's assuming nothing was damaged or pilfered, and no grease was applied.) call it a muddle if you want, but it's such a small thing. i'll bet the emperor will just smirk at it. idiots in PEX are just too quick to criticize customs.


    Inviolability of Diplomatic Pouches

    In accordance with Article 27.3 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR), properly designated diplomatic pouches “shall not be opened or detained.” Although inspection of a pouch by X-ray would not physically break the external seal of the shipment, such an action constitutes the modern-day electronic equivalent of “opening” a pouch. As a result, the United States does not search properly designated and handled diplomatic pouches, either physically or electronically (e.g., by X-ray) and considers it a ****serious breach of the clear obligations of the VCDR for another country to do so.****


    Edify yourself before making rash assumptions....
  • cretinous00cretinous00 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    oh well i missed that part... all in a day's work, then. now get on with your state visit before we sue you for all those comfort women. ;)
  • c_brainc_brain PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    if he is authorized to make an "unauthorized" inspection of inbound goods, there's nothing wrong (that's assuming nothing was damaged or pilfered, and no grease was applied.) call it a muddle if you want, but it's such a small thing. i'll bet the emperor will just smirk at it. idiots in PEX are just too quick to criticize customs.

    So what's the point then of having that Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations? Isn't it some sort of a signed agreement that should be respected and observed by member nations?

    Pasali-sali pa tayo sa UN-UN or ASEAN-ASEAN na yan sabay babali-walain din pala ang pagsali natin.

    Para kang pumirma ng kontrata sabay hindi mo rin tutuparin ang nakasulat dito. What character ang pinapakita mo sa pagbalewala mo sa contrata mo?
  • c_brainc_brain PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    oh well i missed that part... all in a day's work, then. now get on with your state visit before we sue you for all those comfort women. ;)
    PEACE PARADE

    Emperor Akihito travels to the Philippines this week to visit World War II memorials, his latest pacifist pilgrimage which appears increasingly at odds with the government’s rightward drift.

    Akihito, 82, has made honoring Japanese and non-Japanese who died in the conflict a touchstone of his near three-decade reign – known as Heisei, or “achieving peace” – and now in its twilight.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meanwhile, wants to revise Japan’s war-renouncing “peace constitution”, seeing it as an embarrassing remnant of its WWII defeat and occupation by the United States.

    In the Philippines, which saw some of the war’s fiercest fighting, Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit the national Heroes’ Cemetery and a memorial for Japanese war dead during a five day visit starting Tuesday.

    “The emperor has been very consistent with the fact that Japan is apologetic about their aggression,” said Richard Javad Heydarian, a political science professor at De La Salle University in Manila.

    Such contrition, decades of Japanese economic aid and the Philippines’ search for allies in a maritime dispute with increasingly powerful China have made Abe’s nationalist lurch – which includes strengthening his military — palatable in Manila.


    Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/boc-examiner-commits-diplomatic-faux-pas-opens-pouches-meant-for-japan-emperors-visit/#edXx27x3li2TfrqW.99

    The comfort women issue may be a part of the purpose of his visit to the country as well. :D
  • ArchimedesArchimedes PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    magtatanim daw sana ng "laglag bala" para sa Emperor :naughty:
  • cretinous00cretinous00 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    google reveals that mistakes like this do happen. it's basically the same as opening classified documents. it's not really a criminal offense. you're just asked not to tamper with the contents and refrain from disclosing them.
  • sana laging may ganitong issue, it didn't just expose an id10t in the BOC it also expose one resident id10t here in PEX :p
    oh well i missed that part... all in a day's work, then. now get on with your state visit before we sue you for all those comfort women. ;)
  • kel1guykel1guy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    google reveals that mistakes like this do happen. it's basically the same as opening classified documents. it's not really a criminal offense. you're just asked not to tamper with the contents and refrain from disclosing them.

    Careful you might be able to cool an entire room with all of that back peddling.
  • cretinous00cretinous00 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^
    doesn't worry me one bit. ;)
  • cretinous00cretinous00 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    sana laging may ganitong issue, it didn't just expose an id10t in the BOC it also expose one resident id10t here in PEX :p

    no need to disguise 'idiot.' here's a classic:
    PSEi slides by nearly 3% to 6,600 level Galing ni Pnoy

    this isn't just a post, it's a thread title. :glee:
  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ang mga sugapa at gahaman, talaga, kahit kailan, nakakita lang ng "foreign pouches" pinagdiskitahan kaagad.
    Complete disregard of the
    Inviolability of Diplomatic Pouches. Obviously, lackee proper training.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    a filipino monkey will lose his job. talaga lang yun primate is an official?





    buti hindi nag-"laglag bala."

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