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April 02, 2017. We left Aklan for Manila via 2go Travels at 11:00 in the

evening together with some of my classmates.

April 03, 2017. We arrived at Batangas Port at 9;00 in the morning and

then we

April 04, 2017. First day of my On-the-Job Training. We went to the Llave

Review and Training Center, Inc. at 4th floor, Manufacturers Building at Sta.

Cruz, Manila wherein they conducted us and we passed the papers that Llave

need. First, we submitted our resume for our deployment to the respective

brokerages, shipping lines and logistics.

After the orientation and submission of resume, Joan Dela Cruz, Jomie

Grace Mansayon and I were accompanied by Sir Jesus Llorando the President of

Llave Center to meet and assigned us in the company named ABIGAIL Z.


Bldg. No. 344 Barraca St., Binondo, Manila to start immediately our On-the-Job


We had some formalities, Sir Jesus Llorando introduced us To Maam

Lilibeth Alvarez and we proceed to Manila International Port- Bureau of Customs

to process. First we went to the Fed Section or Formal Entry Division. Then we

went to the District Collector Staff Office to check the papers that maam

submitted yesterday then we met our boss the License Customs Broker Mrs.
Abigail Brutas. After that we went to the Social at marine official to check the

papers. Lastly, to the Office of Deputy Collecter for the assessment of papers.

Formal Entry Division- a kind of customs entry made directly by the

importer, or broker, on all goods of commercial quantity and value. It

excludes personal effects, diplomatic articles, household items, postal

parcels, and those made by returning residents or immigrants.

Brokerage- refers to the broker commission paid either by the seller or

the buyer. In the first case, the amount is included in the invoice price

actually paid or payable. In the second, it is not included and must be

added to the price.

Shipping Lines- a business that transport cargoes aboard ships

Logistics- is generally detailed organization and implementation of a

complex operation; the management of flow of things between the point of

origin and point of consumption.

Licensed Customs Broker- is any person who is a bonafide holder of a

valid Certificate of Registration/Professional Identification Card issued by

the Professional Regulatory Board and Professional Regulation


April 05, 2017. The next day at Manila International Port- Bureau of Custom.

Maam Lilibeth Alvarez asked me to photopy the papers for the notice of

assessment the same of the attachment of files for entry of cancellation. We also

went to the Customs Anti-Legal Drugs Task Force and after that we come back
to the office of District Collector to look for Mr. Ryan for the papers that been

passed yesterday to check if it is approved.

Assessment- the computation and imposition of duties, charges,

penalty, on imported goods.

Bureau of Customs- a Philippine government agency tasked to

collect duties and taxes on imported goods, combat smuggling, and

promote trade facilitation.

April 06, 2017. We went to the Philippine National Bank at the Binondo,

Manila to check the payment of the client. Then after that we went to the Manila

International Port- Bureau of Custom to encode the IEIRD and pay the arrastre

charge and wharfage dues. Then after that Sir Jess saw us and asked to go in

the Import Assesment Service to give the papers to Mr. Cenito about the law that

he will implement. Mrs. Lilibeth Alvarez asked to look for Mr. Emman to record

the files. The second was to take the Tin number and pay the arrastre charge. Sir

Jesus Llorando saw us and asked us to take the documents to Mr. Cenita of

Import and Assessment System (IAS) office.

Import and Assessment System (IAS)- is a set of application

components that handles the flow of import processing which

includes electronic clearance, import declaration entry, risk

assessment, regulatory clearances and release of cargo:

Electronic Manifest System- processes all submitted Master and

Consolidated Manifests from air and shipping lines trhough the

Value Added Service Provider (VASP)

VASP- is the facility that directly connects to the BOC- VASP gateway

offering services like lodgement of entries, routing of messages to and from the

gateway and shipments status reporting.

Selectivity System- contains the controls necessary to block

processing of selected declarations and direct these declarations to

the appropriate processing channels.

Hold and Alert System- It involves the issuance of an alert/hold

order and the monitoring of the actions taken on the alert/held


Formal Entry System- facilities the processing of entry declaration

on importations of a commercial nature for local consumption of

raw materials, semi-finished and/or finished goods to collect the

necessary duties, taxes and other fees.

Informal Entry System- monitors and controls the acceptance of

informal entries or goods that are not classified for commercial


Warehousing Entry System- facilities the declaration processing

of tax and duty-free importations under bond of raw materials or

semi-finished goods used by local enterprises to manufacture and

assemble goods for exportation.

Transhipment System- monitors and controls the movement of

movement of goods within national borders for shipments that use

a specific point of entry but will be subsequently moved to the final

port of destination.

Payment Application System- involves both cash and the

application of these payments to the duties, taxes and fees


IEIRD (Import Entry and Internal Revenue Declaration)- A

declaration of shipments for customs clearance with the

corresponding final duties and taxes.

April 07, 2017. In the Bureau of Custom we process the customs

proceedings. We process the documents that we passed yesterday. Then we

went to the X-ray office to check the documents and the cargoes. First step we

take the documents, and then went to TABS to get the gate pass. After that we

attend first mass while waiting for the documents. Then, lastly we look for the

truck for the X-ray.

Terminal Appointment and Booking System (TABS) - is an

electronic platform for booking containers in the major international

ports of Manila.

April 08, 2017. Mrs. Lilibeth Alvarez taught us how to lodge entry through

the Intercommerce and such details about it. We went to the office to arranged

the papers that maam asked for us. After that, I went to the Bureau of Customs
to get the AFTA documents of another shipment of the brokerage firm and then,

submit the required documents to the examiner at Section 15 f or the importation.

AFTA- Asean FREE Trade Area- is a trade bloc agreement by the

Association of Sotheast Asian Nations supporting local

manufacturing in all ASEAN countries.

April 09, 2017. Rest day.

April 10, 2017. I was requested to go to Manila International Container

Port- Bureau of Custom to process documents. I was in charge in answering

phones from the other shipping lines on how to discuss about the cargoes if it

were be dropped, and we saw Commissioner of Bureau of Custom Mr. Nicanor

Faeldon but we havent take any picture because he is in a hurry.

Commissioner of Customs- the chief operating officer of the


April 11, 2017. Joan Flores, Jomie Grace Mansayon, and I went to the

Philippine National Bank at Esculta, Sta. Cruz, Manila to deposit money and pay

other duties and taxes. I was asked to pay duties and taxes at Manila

International Port-Bureau of Custom. I was asked to look for Mr. Emman to check

the papers and be printed as soon as possible.

Duty- customs tax leived on import and export goods based on

dutiable value.
Tax- refers to the value-added tax imposed on the total landed cost

of imported goods.

April 12, 2017. We went again to the Manila International Container Port-

Bureau of Custom to process documents at Sec. 15 the FED Section where Sir

Jess was assigned. Then after that maam asked me to go outside to make

notarized the papers and went to the POM X-ray Office Customs Radiation

Safety Office to sign the papers and went to the X-ray field to sign in the other


April 13-14, 2017- Holy week and I spent my days at Sampaloc, Manila to

my relatives.

April 15-16, 2017. Rest days.

April 17, 2017. We are assigned to the Bureau of Custom. I was request

by Maam Lilibeth Alvarez to file up the documents as soon the time ends and

she also assigned to answer the phone calls. Then after that I was assigned to

the Task Force to arrange and check the document that was submitted by Maam

Lilibeth Alvarez. At the same time to check the papers and notarized it.

April 18, 2017. We went to the Manila International Container Port-

Bureau of Custom to process the documents. First we went to the FED Section

to check the papers and passed it to the Marina at Social Hall. I checked the

IEIRD if the trucks or shipment had already pay inside at the IOAS- sub system.

Then in the afternoon, we met Sir Allan, the owner of the truck whom checks the

goods or products that imported.

April 19, 2017. We went to the Manila International Container Port-

Bureau of Custom- Maam asked me to went to the PUC or to look for Mr.

Emman to record the documents and after that check the payment of arrastre

charge and wharfage dues and also check the truck arrival at X-ray field. And we

also wait for the papers that we passed at FED Section.

Arrastre Charge- a sum of money paid to the arrastre contractor

by the owner/consignee, or agent of a shipment for its receipt from

a vessel, handling and temporary storage at the piers or Customs


To compute for Arrastre Charge (loose and breakbulk) for

Assesment purpose under CMO 26-95, as amended

110.00/MT- pier side

8.00/MT- ship side

Wharfage dues- sum of money paid by the owner of a vessel,

master, or agent, for the mooring of the ship at the pier, wharf, river,

or channel of a port.

The following schedule of wharfage fees and shall be utilized in the

computation of the landed cost for the customs assessment

purposes under CMO 26-95:

17.00/MT- Ship side

34.00/MT- Pier side

April 20, 2017. We went to the Manila International Container Port-

Bureau of Custom. First, we went to the ATI or Asean Terminal Ink to check the
date of arrival and its registry number. Then, we went to the PUC to list and

check the papers. After that, Joan gave the document of entry for X-ray to look

for Mr. Raul at FED Section at Section 11. We went to the Task Force to submit

the papers then I was tasked to go to the X-ray Office to sign the documents.

Then, we went to the Marine Division to wait the papers that was submitted

inside the office of Bureau of Custom.

These are the Sections inside the Marine Division:

Section 1. Foodstuff

Section 2. Textiles

Section 3. Warehousing

Section 4. Electrical

Section 5. Motor Vehicle

Section 6. Machinery & Non-Electrical

Section 7. Machinery & Non-Electrical

Section 8. Machinery & Non-Electrical

Section 9. Machinery & Non-Electrical

Section 10. Iron and Steel Products

Section 10. Hardware

Section 11. Fuels, Oils Organic & Inorganic

Section 12. Plastics & Miscellaneous, Chemical Product

Section 13. Tobacco & Spirits

Section 14. Miscellaneous

April 21, 2017. In the morning, I was asked by Ms. Marrianne Suclan to

be in- charge in answering phone calls from the clients since Ms. Lilibeth Alvarez

was out of the day. After that we went to Bureau of Custom to process some

documents. First we went to the FED section to check the papers that been

passed last week. Meanwhile, we wait for a minute then went to the pay the

warehouse dues and arrastre charge. I, and my co-trainees, Joan Flores and

Jomie Grace Mansayon were tasked to the different department. I was tasked to

go to the canteen to photocopy the papers and went to the Task Force to submit

the papers. And I was tasked to notarized the papers and submit to the Export


April 22, 2017. I was requested by Mrs. Marriane Suclan to go to the

Himmel and receive Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Bill of Lading and other

documents for the preparation of entry. And then I went back to the brokerage

firm for the recordkeeping of the entries. In the afternoon, I spent the rest of the

day filing up documents of finished job orders.

Packing List- is a document that contains the quantity and kinds of

packages, their contents, the net and gross weight in kilograms, the

full dimensions and size of each package. It supplements the

commercial invoice when numerous items are being shipped, or

when the quantity, weight or content of articles in a shipment vary.

Commercial Invoice- a written account or itemized statement of

merchandize shipped or sent to a purchaser, consignee, factor and

etc. With the quantity, value or prices and charges annexed and
maybe as appropriate to a consignment or a memorandum

shipment as it are to sale.

Bill of Lading- a written contract between the shipper and the

carrier evidencing receipt of commodities and constitutes a title of

ownership over said goods. It may also be used as an instrument of

ownership which can be bought, sold, or traded while the goods are

in transit.

April 23, 2017. Rest day.

April 24, 2017. I was requested this day to the Manila International

Container Port. I accompanied Ms. Marriane Suclan. We went first to the

Philippine National Bank to deposit the money. After that we went to the

Sampaloc to meet the client to give the documents. Then after that we went to

the Manila International Container Port. First, we photocopy the papers then

notary it and went to the arrastre section to pay the charges. Next, we went to the

assessment office to submit the papers. Then we went to the BPI or Bureau of

Plant and Industry office to fill up the papers and submit it. We went to the ATI,

PPA, and TABS for some customs procedures for the said forthcoming


Bureau of Plant and Industry (BPI)- a Philippine government

agency that issues the phytosanitary certificate and fumigation

certificate for the export of plants, vegetables, live insects, seeds

and nuts for planting and consumption, spices and medicinal

herbs. It also issues clearance for the importation of onion, garlic,

potatoes, and cabbage, for seedling purposes.

Terminal Appointment and Booking System (TABS) - is an

electronic platform for booking containers in the major international

ports of Manila.

April 25, 2017. In the morning, I was asked by Ms. Lilibeth Alvarez to go

to South Harbour- Bureau of Custom to process on the assessment of a

shipment at Section 12. In the afternoon, I deposit money in the Philippine

National Bank and pay other duties and taxes at the PNB. Then, I spent the rest

of hours at the bureau of custom to accompany my co- trainees.

April 26, 2017. I and my co-trainees were tasked to the Bureau of Custom

together with Mrs. Lilibeth Alvarez. We went first to the FED Section at Section

11 and wait for the final of entry. I was asked to photocopy the papers. Then, we

went to pay the arrastre charge and wharfage dues. After that, we went to the

POM X-ray field office to sign the documents. Lastly, we take the gate pass to

the TABS and give to the person who is the owner of the truck to take the


April 27, 2017.I was tasked first to the Bureau of Custom for some

customs procedures. Then after that I was requested to check and audit the

vouchers and liquidation of expenses of office and submit it to Mrs. Abigail Brutas

and also requested to do some office works for the rest of the day.
Liquidation- final computation of customs duties, taxes, ad other

charges due on imported goods..

April 28, 2017. Special Holiday. We have a one day Seminar-workshop

with the theme of Harmonizing Assessment Functions and Issues under the

CMTA (Customs Modernization and Tariff Act) from 8:00 am to 5:00pm at the

LLAVE Training Lounge, Manila, Philippines.

CMTA (Customs Modernization and Tariff Act)- President Benigno

III has signed into law the CMTA last May 30, 2015 which is

expected to reduce corruption in the Bureau of Customs, as well as

technical smuggling in the country.

Tariff- a schedule of duties imposed by a government on imported

or in some countries exported goods.

April 29, 2017. I and my co trainees, Joan Flores and Jomie Grace

Mansayon, were requested by Mrs. Lilibeth Alvarez to file up the documents of

the previous importations of different companies. After a while I was request to

answer the phone telephone calls. And we were asked to audit the liquidation of

expenses and vouchers in the office. This is the last day of the On-the-Job

Training under the ABIGAIL BRUTAS CUSTOMS BROKERAGE, then after that

we were given by a certificate and samples of documents and forms on

importation of different importers. After I accomplished all the tasks they

assigned to me, Ms Lilibeth gave us the evaluation sheet, other documents

needed by the office as a basis for future reference and my graded performance

in their company for the entire duration of my On-the-Job Training.

After office hours, I, Joan Flores and Jomie Grace Mansayon together with the

employees were treating by our boss at the YAKIMIX restaurant at the Robinson

Mall for a little farewell party for us and said goodbyes and compliments for a job

well done on our training.

April 30, 2017. We go to our office at Binondo, Manila. We are given a

Certificate of Completion by Mam Beth.

May 1, 2017. We go to MOA (Mall of Asia) to enjoy our remaining days in

Manila, we spend time with each other. We also go to Luneta Park, to enjoy the

view, explore and experience the activities in there.

May 2, 2017. We take this opportunity to have a whole day rest.

May 3, 2017. I and Jomie went to explore in the divosoria and other

places to buy something. Then, we spent the hours on the malls.

May 4, 2017. We woke up early because we have to arrive at Batangas

Port for our schedule of going back in Aklan. Before we left the dormitory, we go

to Sir Jesus Llorandos house to thank him and to say goodbye. We are

accompanied by Mam Michelle up to Cubao.

May 5, 2017- We arrived at Aklan at 10;00 pm together with my