Dellosa: BOC post not a demotion
MANILA - Former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Jessie Dellosa does not consider his appointment as deputy Customs commissioner as a demotion.
In a statement, Dellosa said: “My math is that the BOC is a civilian agency, different from the military. In that sense, I do not see the same application of hierarchy, & I do not consider this a demotion. It is a job that was offered to me and if it will allow me to serve once again, then I accept it with the same soldier's commitment.”
He said he is humbled that President Benigno Aquino III saw him fit for the job. "I am very grateful to the President and the Commissioner for their trust and confidence.”
Amid the expectations on him, he said: “I am still new to the position, I am still familiarizing myself to the Bureau of Customs, and I know that there is a big challenge ahead, not only for me but for all of us in the BOC. I am honored to be part of this team, and I am looking forward to working with the men and women of the Bureau.”
Dellosa was appointed as deputy commissioner for the BOC Enforcement Group, replacing Horacio Suansing Jr.
He is, however, also temporarily the chief of the intelligence team, which used to be headed by resigned BOC deputy commissioner Danilo Lim.
Malacanang had asked the public to give the BOC enough time to clean up the corruption there.
“Let’s give them time, let’s monitor how they will be able to erase corruption there,” Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) chief Ricky Carandang said in an interview with radio dzRB, adding that the BOC will be able to collect P200 billion more in revenues per year, if reforms are put in place to end corruption.