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Customs to donate confiscated gadgets to DepEd

Customs to donate confiscated gadgets to DepEd

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is about to donate another set of confiscated gadgets to the Department of Education to help in the implementation of distance learning program.

According to BOC-Port of NAIA district collector Carmelita Talusan, BOC is now preparing the gadgets and other materials for donation.

Some of the items to be donated include flash drives, hard drives, mobile phones, full HD LED computer monitors, printers, laptops, routers, pocket WiFi, and computer tablets.

Apart from gadgets, NAIA would also offer educational books, school bags, and shoes.

These items are all from the port conducted an inventory of confiscated and abandoned things.

BOC emphasized that they secured appropriate clearances from the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) and the Optical Media Board (OMB) to guarantee that the items to be donated have passed the minimum standards and are safe for public use.

Talusan is hopeful that the donation would greatly help students in their studies.

“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,” she said.

The effort exerted by the bureau is their contribution in addressing the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic especially that face-to-face class is prohibited and blended learning is the new normal.

Earlier, the Port of Clark donated over 5,000 electronic devices such as laptops and cellphones to the DepEd.

The items include 198 pieces of Huawei Matebook D15 Notebook; 1,600 pieces of Oppo A9 2020; 3,240 pieces of Oppo A31, and other accessories like headsets, power cords, chargers, among others.