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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to donate another set of seized electronic devices to the Department of Education (DepEd) to aid in its distance learning program.

In a statement Tuesday, BOC-Port of NAIA district collector Carmelita Talusan said they are now preparing the gadgets and other materials for donation.

Several devices and items identified for donation include flash drives, hard drives, mobile phones, full HD LED computer monitors, printers, laptops, routers, pocket WiFi, and computer tablets.

Aside from gadgets, the port would also donate educational books, school bags, and shoes.

The items were identified after the port conducted an inventory of seized and abandoned things.

It added that appropriate clearances from the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) and the Optical Media Board (OMB) were obtained to ensure that the items to be donated have passed the minimum standards and are safe for public use.

The initiative of Customs NAIA complies with the directive of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero to process seized gadgets for possible donation to DepEd.

The effort is the bureau’s contribution in addressing the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic which resulted in the prohibition of face-to-face classes and shift to blended learning modes.

Talusan is also hoping that the donation would greatly help beneficiaries 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.

Last week, 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. (PNA)

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