Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon recently appointed Negrense 2010 top performer, Bureau of Customs Collector Julius Premediles, as BOC Region VI district head.
Premediles yesterday said he will do his best to introduce reforms in the region and is optimistic that more investments will come to Western Visayas that will increase importation and boost revenue collection for 2012.
The BOC will continue to be vigilant against fraud and will prevent smuggling, especially of sugar, in order to protect the interest of local producers, Premediles added.
Premediles was the first customs district collector promoted under the Aquino administration. His appointment as BOC Region VI head was released by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima on December 12.
Premediles was a special assistant at the Post Entry Audit Group of the office of the Customs Commissioner before his appointment as WV head.
He had also served as assistant national chief of the BOC Warehousing Audit and Monitoring Unit, and formerly headed the Sub Port of Pulupandan in Negros Occidental.
Premediles has a masters degree in business administration.*CPG