BOC-PORT OF NAIA TO DONATE SEIZED GADGETS TO DEPED
THE BUREAU of Customs Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport will donate confiscated electronic gadgets to the Department of Education to help teachers and students with distance learning.
The BOC-Port of NAIA said it conducted an inventory of the seized devices and is preparing the gadgets for donation.
The gadgets have been inspected and cleared by the National Telecommunications Commission and Optical Media Board to ensure that they meet the minimum standards and safety.
The devices set to be given include flash drives, hard drives, mobile phones, computer monitors, printers, laptops, routers, portable WiFi units and tablet computers.
The port will also donate books, school bags and shoes.
“Customs NAIA hopes that the gadgets will be of help in the blended learning program of DepEd and be able to support these new learning modalities of students in different communities,” BOC-Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan said.
Earlier, the Customs-Port of Clark donated 4,840 smartphones and 198 laptops to DepEd.
Donation of seized electronics devices is in accordance with the directive of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero on the immediate disposal of forfeited and abandoned goods.