Midway Senior High School holds in-person year-end-rites for Class…

For the past two years of the pandemic, Midway Senior High School has conducted its annual recognition and graduation rites virtually. This year was different. Last May 27, 2022, Midway Senior High School conducted its much-awaited in-person Commencement Exercises and Recognition Rites anchored on the theme, “K to 12 Graduates: Pursuing Dreams and Fostering Resilience in the Face of Adversity”.  

The program started with the Ecumenical Services led by Rev. Fr. William Villavisa and Ptr. Leah Valino. Both preachers highlighted the importance of faith being the center of our lives. The Recognition rites came immediately after the ecumenical services to recognize students who have demonstrated exemplary performance in their respective tracks/strands. Mr. John Elijah Zairmon Mella, Grade 12 Second Highest Achiever, opened that part of the program by delivering a warm welcome remark. The class advisers of Grade 11 and 12 spearheaded the awarding of certificates and medals to the achievers from different sections. For Grade 11, it was Mr. Johnreel Alcantara who bagged the Highest Academic Achiever award while Ms. Leah Joy C. Astelero was the Grade 12 Highest Academic Achiever and the Class Valedictorian of Class 2022.  

After the very momentous recognition rites, a 15-minute break followed. Grade 11 and 12 awardees assembled in front of the Academic Building for the next part of the program, the Arrival Honors. Headed by the Senior High School Principal, Mr. Robie Mar A. Dayto, Midway community welcomed Dr. Arnold D. De Castro, the guest speaker of this year’s Commencement Exercises. It was facilitated by 153rd Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. The Commencement Exercises began right after the Arrival Honors. The Senior High School Principal formally introduced Dr. De Castro as the guest speaker. Dr. De Castro delivered his Commencement Address asking the graduating class what they should do next. He left that question to the graduating class for them to dream bigger because there is much more outside. He further added that their diplomas were just paper, but it may take them to much greater heights. Presentation of candidates for graduation took immediately after. The Senior High School Principal facilitated it and was received and confirmed by Dr. De Castro. Despite wearing facemask during the ceremony, genuine happiness was seen in everyone’s eyes.  

The event was just one day, but the memories will surely be remembered by the students in their lifetime as they embark on new chapters in their lives. 

Congratulations, Class 2022!

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LAST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME
ABESAMIS
ARTURO
SORIA
ABUAN
RUNDOLF
MACANAS
AGDAN
JOHN DENNIS
LOPEZ
ALAMON
JOSEPH
SAN ANTONIO
BALMEDIANO
BEEJAY
GERVACIO
BERNALES
REY JAN
BAMBALAN
BIDING
RICHARD
CAROSCOS
BLANCO
MJ
RAYMUNDO
BON
JOVILYN
TERO
BOTE
ANGELO
CABALLERO
CABOG
ASHLEY
ROMASANTA
CABOG
KIM ELEAZAR
FERNANDEZ
CACAYAN
MARK NOEL
VALDEZ
CAMPOS
JOHN BRYAN JAY
PASCUA
CARLOS
TRISTAN
CUEVO
CAYETANO
CHRISTIAN MAR
CALDERON
CLAMANO
CEEJAY
AUSTRIA
CLEMENTE JR.
GERONIMO
RATIN
DACUTIN
MICAHEL MHER VINCENT
DELATORRE
DE SAGON
KEN AUSTIN
RONQUILLO
DELA CRUZ
PEARLINE ANNE
LUCINARIO
DELA CRUZ
ANICETO
VILLAFRANCA
DOMINGO
REYMARK
BARRAS
ESTOESTA
KRIS LORENS BERNARS
ESPIRITU
FERNANDO
JHUN VINCENT
PADILLA
GABATIN
ROSELYN JADE
PALAGANAS
GABUAT
SHAIRA TRISHA
PASCUA
GAYLA
CHRISTIAN MARK
MANGLALLAN
GONZALES
RAVEN DAVE
MADRID
GUTIERREZ
PAUL ARVIN
QUINTOS
JOSE
JADE CYRIL
DE GALA
LORENZO
MARK JUSTIN
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LUCAGBO
JADE
CAJILLA
MACALINAO
JOHNVIC
CABRERA
MACAPAGAL
LORENZ NEIL
CUIZON
MAGNO
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AGONOY
MANUEL
MARK JOSHUA
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MATIC
JUSTIN ARON
BERNARDO
MAYORDOMO
JOHN MICHAEL
ASUNCION
MEJIA
ALLIAH
MENODIN
MONTALBO
JOSE ENRIQUE
VALDEZ
MONTAÑO
WENCY
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MONTERO
JOHN VERGEL
SABADO
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STEVEN MICHAEL
FRESNILLO
PADIGDIG
KYLE VINCENT
CAMBE
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ANTHONY
CATUBIG
PATERNO
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RAMOS
CHALVIN
CAMPOS
RAMOS
JIMWEL
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RAMOSO
KELVIN JEROLD
CAYSIP
REYES
JIMWEL KEITH MICHAEL
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RILLERA
PAOLO
TOLENTINO
ROQUE
SAMMUEL
BALAGTAS
SAMSON
JOHN CEDRICK
BUENO
SANCHEZ
ELMER JOHN
SALGADO
SISON
AARON CARTER
CACHUELA
TADAYA
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ROMEO
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CHRISTIAN JAMES
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International Commercial Terms 2020

The International Commercial Terms (Incoterms) is the largest business organization in the world published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that promotes and facilitates domestic and international trade transactions. Incoterms are internationally accepted commercial terms used to clearly describe obligations, risks, and costs of parties (buyer and seller) involved in the transactions and those responsible for the transportation arrangement and payment of transportation fees and/or charges over the goods. These Incoterms rules also prevent confusion in commercial trade contracts.

The Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration under the College of Business conducted a webinar exclusive for the BSCA Student entitled “International Commercial Terms 2020”, last April 22, 2021, via MS Teams. This webinar aimed to enhance students’ skills in applying the principles of International Commercial Terms 2020.

The 3-hour lecture was led by CB Roberto T. Domondon, AB, LL. B, MBA who is currently the CEO and Chief Advocate of CUSTOMS AND LOGISTICS ADVOCATES OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. in coordination with the Student Organization which is the PSCAS-MIDWAY CHAPTER.  His expertise and experiences in the field was truly shared to the participants, the students and the faculties are more likely planning to have more webinar.

The said webinar was spearheaded by the Customs Administration faculty members. This is the 2nd webinar that the department has conducted to keep the students abreast with latest and best practices in their chosen program and field in general amidst of the prevailing restrictions.

Truly a feat for the department!

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Computation of Revenue Tons, Chargeable weight & Conversion of…

The Philippine Society of Customs Administration Students (PSCAS) – Midway Colleges (MCi) – Chapter in partnership with CLAP Customs Review & Center for Professional Development Inc., conducted a 3-hour webinar entitled “COMPUTATION OF REVENUE TONS, CHARGEABLE WEIGHT AND CONVERSION OF TARIFF UNITS” which was participated by BSCA students at Midway Colleges last February 26, 2020, via Zoom. The lecture was led by Prof. Ruben C. Pedreza, EE, CB, MCA, who is currently the CEO/Review Director of CLAP Review & Center for Professional Development Inc., and the Pedreza Customs and Tariff Webinars.

It aimed to enhance the student’s skills in the proper computation of units of conversion, revenue ton and chargeable weight as applied on importation cases and to keep the students abreast with the latest developments, implementation, and updates in the field.

The discussion was fully engaging because there were questions raised during the discussion which every student must answer and after the webinar proper the coordinators facilitated a workshop wherein the students were required to answer the questions with a passing grade of 80% to assess their understanding of the webinar topics. On that way, they were able to apply their skills in computing units of conversion, revenue ton and chargeable weight as applied on importation cases.

Truly a feat for the department!

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Customs Administration’s first Webinar series

Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration program develops the academic prowess of its students and molds them accordingly to become community-caring individuals founded by integrity, professionalism, and discipline. As part of its commitment that “No one should be left behind”, the College of Business is dedicated to immerse students on the current trends in the industry. 

The College conducted a webinar series last June 1-3 entitled “Acing the Job Interview: Basic Tips and Guidelines” which features the latest trends and practices of Job Application in the new normal which contributes to the development of the student interns in an academic perspective and as a preparation to their future undertakings as License Customs Brokers. 

“Write to not to impress but to express”, these are the candor words that Dr. Richard L. Oandasan said on the first session of the three-day webinar series with the topic of “Making the First Impression: Cover Letter and Resume Writing Conventions”. During the discussion, he gave tips on writing an effective cover letter. He also highlighted the 4C’s which must be present in the cover letter: Clarity, Completeness, Conciseness, and Courtesy. In addition, he also shared the Do’s and Don’ts in creating a resume because as he stated “resume is someone’s masterpiece”. 

The second session happened on June 2 which focused on “Setting a Professional Mindset: Preparations and Considerations” with Ms. Ellen Gay I. Singson, HR Director, as the Resource Speaker. In her talk, she encouraged everyone to always excel in everything that they do, as there is no elevator to success. She also leaved this message to everyone “The difference of who we are and what we want to be, is what we do today”. 

Mixed emotions- this is how the participants describe the third session of the webinar series which is the Interview Preparation Workshop. In this session, the participants attended a virtual interview to apply the learning they got from the previous discussions and to enhance their communication and reasoning skills as they present themselves in the interviewers. The interviewing panel includes the Customs Administration Faculty members and a Guest interviewer in the person of Mr. Robie Mar A. Dayto, General Education Coordinator. 

The supplementary webinars does not just stop here because more are still coming! Clearance Procedure on Consumption Entry on June 28 and “Transcending Customs Broker: Profession and Opportunitieson July 16. This is how the College of Business show its commitment in delivering EXCELLENCE. 

 

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Global Trade Knowledge with Customs Administration

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Have you caught the circulating issue on gift importation by a certain personality? If so, this article is for you!

According to the law, Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (RA 10863), Sec. 104, first par. “When Duty and Tax are Due on Imported Goods. —Except as otherwise provided for in this Act or in other laws, ALL goods, when imported into the Philippines, shall be subject to duty upon Importation, including goods previously exported from the Philippines.”

For wider public information, the Bureau of Customs have published an infomercial for Frequently Asked Questions on Importation of Gifts: https://bit.ly/2SZgNbP

Here is the text of the FAQs as published:

1. Do I have to pay taxes for packages sent as gifts?

Duties and taxes are imposed on ALL imported goods, regardless of the mode of acquisition or how these were acquired, except those with value not exceeding P10,000.00 and those exempted by other laws. (RA 10863, Sec 104 and 423)

2. When is proof of payment needed for the importation of gifts?

The Bureau of Customs has the rights to ascertain the truth or accuracy of any statement, document, or declaration presented for customs valuation purposes, thus, it may ask the importer or receiver to provide further explanations, including documents or other evidence that the declared value represents the actual price of the item. (RA 10863, Sec 707)

3. What are the other options if proof of payment, such as a receipt, cannot be submitted because the item(s) is/are gifts?

The value of the goods will be determined based on the established or reference value of the same or similar goods. (RA 10863, Sec. 701 par. 2, 702 and 703)

4. Why do I still have to pay tax when the sender already paid at the country of origin?

The payment made to the country of origin is referred to as “Export Duties and Taxes” subject to their own rules and regulations. On the other hand, “Import Duties and Taxes” are payable in the Philippines, as enforced by the Bureau of Customs.

5. Do I still have to pay tax when the sender already paid for the shipping cost?

The shipping cost is charged by the nominated courier for the delivery and handling of packages from abroad to the Philippines and is different from the import duties and taxes due to the Bureau of Customs.

6. If I will not pay duties and taxes, what will happen to my package?

When the duties and taxes have not been paid within the prescribed period, the parcels will be considered abandoned and forfeited in favor of the government. Thereafter, it will be sold at auction or disposed accordingly. If the goods are regulated, these will be turned over to the concerned regulatory agency. (RA 10863, Sec. 1129 (c), 1141 and 1148)

Be globally competent! Be an International Trade Specialist!

Enroll Customs Administration in Midway Colleges, Inc.!

 

#DRIVENAduana Source: https://customs.gov.ph/faqs-on-importation-of-gifts/