Customs NAIA has conducted inventory of seized and abandoned e-devices and other materials for donation to the Department of Education to aid in the latter’s distance learning program.
Several devices and items identified for donation include flash drives, hard drives, mobile phones, full HD LED computer monitors, printers, laptops, routers, pocket WiFi, computer tablets, educational books, and school bags and shoes.
To ensure that the items for donation have passed the minimum standards and are safe for public use, appropriate clearances from the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) and the Optical Media Board (OMB) were obtained.
The said initiative of Customs NAIA is in compliance with the directive of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero to process seized gadgets for possible donation to DepEd as Bureau’s contribution in addressing the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which include the suspension of regular classroom classes and shifting to Distance Learning Program of the Department of Education.
According to District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan, “Customs NAIA hopes that the gadgets will be of help in the blended learning program of DepEd and be able to support this new learning modalities of students in different communities “.
The Port of NAIA, aside from its primary duty of border protection, trade facilitation and revenue collection, shall also remain socially aware of the pressing problems of the pandemic. BUREAU OF CUSTOMS