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BOC stops car shipment

Miriam seeks Senate probe of Port Irene

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon on Thursday ordered customs personnel in Port Irene to stop the release of more than 200 used cars and vans that arrived on Monday at the free port in Sta. Ana, Cagayan province.

The importation of the vehicles into the free port for resale in the country, apparently in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, gave Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago the opportunity to draft a resolution seeking to investigate what she called “contumacious” operations in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZF).

The CSEZF was created by a 1995 law authored by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, with whom Santiago has been feuding over the “misuse” of Senate funds, when he was a member of the House of Representatives.

Biazon said the Bureau of Customs (BOC) would respect the Supreme Court decision affirming the validity of Executive Order No. 156 banning the importation of used vehicles, except for trucks, buses and special purpose vehicles.

“We’re just enforcing the law …. I have instructed all BOC officials assigned at the [CSEZF] not to process any vehicle importation pending the clarification on the finality of the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of EO 156,” Biazon said.

He said investors in the CSEZF could import vehicles for their use within the special economic zone and free port but these could not be taken out of the zone.

Certificate of finality

“We will seek a certificate of finality on the Supreme Court ruling on EO 156, and we will enforce whatever provisions and implementing rules the EO provides,” Biazon said.

Nilo Aldeguer, senior deputy administrator of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza), said on Wednesday that the shipment of more than 200 vehicles came from Incheon, South Korea.

Aldeguer said the shipment was covered by an import permit that was issued before the Supreme Court issued its decision.

He said it would be up to the BOC and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) if the Ceza, which runs the free port, would be allowed to process the papers for the vehicles.

Slump in sales

Then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued EO 156 in 2002 after members of the local car manufacturing industry complained of a slump in sales due to the importation of used cars at free-port zones like the CSEZF.

Claiming that the EO was unconstitutional, the Automotive Rebuilding Industry of Cagayan (Aric) obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) from a regional trial court (RTC) in Cagayan but the RTC in Aparri later affirmed the ban.

The case reached the Court of Appeals, which decided in September 2010 to lift the ban on the importation of used cars.

But in January 2013, the Supreme Court Second Division set aside the appellate court decision and affirmed the ruling of the Aparri court.

Open defiance

 

“The continued importation of used cars at Port Irene constitutes an open defiance of a decision of the Supreme Court,” Santiago said.

Santiago said the Supreme Court ruled that vehicles imported from abroad “may only be stored, used or traded, or exported out of Philippine territory, but cannot be imported into the Philippines outside of the secured fenced-in former Subic Naval Base area.”

“In effect, the Supreme Court ruling barred the importation of vehicles by the Cagayan Special Economic Zone,” Santiago said.

Santiago cited reports claiming that the Ceza refused to abide by the Supreme Court’s order because the permits were issued before the decision.

Santiago, in response, said that the date when the receipts were issued was immaterial since the constitutionality of EO 156 banning the importation of used cars was sustained by the Supreme Court in its decision in the Southwing case in 2006.

“It is absurd for the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority to claim that it could still import used vehicles for permits prior to the decision of the Supreme Court last Jan. 7,” Santiago said.

“Ceza has no authority to process import permits whether issued prior to the decision of the court last Jan. 7 or thereafter, since the court already upheld the constitutionality of EO 156 as early as 2006,” she added.

Prime mover

Santiago said she would call for a Senate probe to include Senator Enrile’s role in the importation of used cars in Cagayan.

“Mr. Enrile was the prime mover behind the CSEZF. Several years ago, he even arrogantly claimed that President Arroyo’s ban on the importation of used vehicles was unconstitutional, and with constant hubris, he also sharply criticized the Supreme Court for upholding the ban,” Santiago said.

Culture of impunity

Santiago said Enrile’s actions concerning the Cagayan port “seeks to bolster the culture of impunity,” or exemption from punishment.

Malacañang is ascertaining whether Ceza officials could be held liable for allowing the entry of the 200 second-hand vehicles on Monday into the free-port zone.

In a phone interview, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said  the Department of Justice  had taken notice of these smuggling allegations at Port Irene.

A government-owned and -controlled corporation, Ceza was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 7922, otherwise known as the “Cagayan Special Economic Zone Act of 1995,” during the Ramos administration.

Enrile relative

Ceza is headed by Jose Mari B. Ponce, a relative of the Senate President.

Ceza’s website said Ponce was a career executive service professional with more than 20 years “of solid experience in the government service with expertise in resource mobilization and negotiations for Official Development Assistance, project development and management, agribusiness, integrated area development and rural development.”

Ponce previously served as acting agrarian reform secretary during the Arroyo administration.

Lacierda did not talk much about the implications of Ceza’s defying a Jan. 7 Supreme Court order that affirmed the constitutionality of EO 156 banning the importation of used vehicles.

Lacierda, however, forwarded a text message from Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

De Lima’s take

“The issue involved is a legal issue. From the limited facts as reported in PDI’s (Philippine Daily Inquirer) banner story (Thursday), the issue appears to be this—whether or not the imported vehicles whose papers have allegedly been completed prior to the SC decision are covered by such a decision,” De Lima said.

“But then again, we need to get more facts/information on this, including a study of the SC decision itself,” De Lima added in the text message.

Biazon said the car importation issue at the CSEZF was “complicated” but the BOC would be guided by the final Supreme Court ruling.

“We will uphold the recent Supreme Court ruling and enforce all the provisions of EO 156 regarding restrictions on the importation of used cars,” he said.

“I advise car buyers to be sure of the vehicles they are buying and to get them only from legitimate sources and dealers,” he added.

The LTO will wait for its own formal copy of the Supreme Court decision before it implements any policy changes, agency chief Virginia Torres said.

“We haven’t received any formal communications from the court. We are waiting for that,” Torres said in an interview on Thursday. “We cannot make an official memo yet. We want to know if there are any exemptions,” Torres said.

She said that once the agency received a copy of the decision, the LTO would refer the matter to the Department of Transportation and Communications.

“We will forward the decision to them and they will advise us on what to do,” she said.

Jack: Follow SC ruling

Cagayan Rep. Juan “Jack” Ponce Enrile Jr., the son and namesake of the Senate President, said the Supreme Court order banning the importation of used cars in the country must be followed.

Those who have a problem with the Supreme Court ruling can contest it, but any such importation must stop in the meantime, said Enrile, a senatorial candidate of the United Nationalist Alliance.

“The Supreme Court has already issued an order, now it is up to the locators to find legal remedies. But since the order is already in effect, that must stop,” he told reporters in an ambush interview at the Tagbilaran airport, before his flight to Manila.

He said those found to be defying the order not to import used cars must be arrested.

Asked if he thought the importers were being bold because of possible protection from high officials, Enrile said he did not think that was the case.

If there were instances of importations in defiance of the ban, backed with documentary proof, such matters should be taken directly to the customs officials, to the mayor or to the governor, he said.

“If there is any documentation, I myself would have that stopped,” he said.

No defiance

A leader of the regional automotive industry and a lawyer for the car importation firm involved in the case said no defiance of the Supreme Court happened when more than 200 motor vehicles arrived early this week in Port Irene.

Jaime Vicente, president of Aric, said the shipment that came in was not imported by Forerunner Multi Resources Inc., the party to the case for  which the high court lifted the TRO on EO 156.

Vicente, former president of Forerunner, said the cars were imported by another company, Fenix International, under the provisions of EO 418 that supposedly allowed the entry of second-hand motor vehicles.

“At no point in time did any company defy a Supreme Court ruling. When we were allowed to import, we imported. When we were disallowed, we stopped,” Vicente said in an interview in Makati City.

Marforth Fua, one of the legal counsels for Forerunner, added in the same interview that the Jan. 7 ruling of the Supreme Court had yet to decide on EO 156’s constitutionality.

“If you read the dispositive portion, it only rules on the issue of the injunction [on the EO] issued by the Court of Appeals. The main issue on the constitutionality is still with the RTC,” Fua said.—With a report from Paolo Montecillo


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  • bogli_anakdami

    hoy mga flip gung gongs…. don’t believe it… kunyari lang yan…

    check the whereabouts of the ukay-ukay cars, if your interested…

    i got my bimmer delivered this morning…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

      Hoy born loser, gising ka na? Mag hahanap ka ba ng trabaho today?

    • dodong1

      i am looking for one also saan…need one badly..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

    OK now let’s see how King Enrile will use his power to fight the Supreme Court and the Bureau of Customs!

  • Guest

    There’s too much talk and very little action on this issue.

    01. Biazon calls it “complicated”, likening JPE’s smuggling to a facebook status.

    02. De Lima is reluctant to act on the issue, treading carefully against a powerful JPE.

    03. What’s stopping this government from mustering all its zealousness to link JPE to the smuggling and arrest him? It did so quite successfully against Corona and Arroyo. PNoy’s administration should be able to use AMLC and the BIR to go after JPE. Where’s the political will?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZWFLSTSBRRAVDDPF7NZ5OT6AEA Jim

      Takot pa rin kayo kay Enrile? Either mga duwag kayo o talagang siga si Enrile. Which is which?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

        Siga talaga si JPE!!!

        Kita nyo naman ni hindi natitinag sa pwesto, meron pang vote of confidence. You have to appreciate the “genius” of JPE. Hirap yung puro ngawa tapos wala naman gawa. Everybody is threading a line simply because after all these years, admit it or not JPE has endured.

        After all, hindi naman ordinaryong mamamayan nakikinabang sa mga mamahaling kotseng import na to kasi nagdidyip lang kami. Sana lang alisin na yung import tax sa mga pyesa ng pampasaherong bus at dyip para bumaba naman pamasahe.

  • CheapJ

    I’m no fan of Senator Santiago but if she can pull this investigation through, she earns my respect. Good luck! 

    • Noel

      Unfortunately, Miriam has exposed so many corruption but none ever prospers. 

      • AllinLawisFair

        She should not tire until she succeeds.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZWFLSTSBRRAVDDPF7NZ5OT6AEA Jim

    Port Irene was really conceivedby Enrile as an easy gateway of imported products to the Philippines. He really planned the port to be one of his crown jewels in his kingdom of Cgayan.

    • Loggnat

      Unfortunately, The Angara of Aurora is following the Enrile’s strategy of having its own crown jewel in their own kingdom in Aurora. What is unfortunate is that the Aquino administration seems to condone the Angara’s ambition with the Aurora free-port that it allotted more money from Congress to continue its creation. I hope Aquino will wake up and at least make it a requirement for the Aurora Free-port to prohibit any of the Angara clan to be in its top management echelon to prevent it from being used like the Cagayan free-port by the Enrile clan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Biazon: Excuse lang po Manong Johnny, we are just enforcing the law.

    • Noel

      At bakit ngayon lang, Com. Biazon?

      • dodong1

        dahil tako siya kay manong…pautot lang to dahil election time at tatakbo ang anak nyang spoiled brat tat tat kaya maingat kayo…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEGWIT7PXVWFVCAIWX6Z2BE74Q Ef

    Why not just call a spade a spade. Smuggling is rampant in Cagayan and the free port officials, BOC, and the Enriles are all in cahoot! Period! Some people must be charged and jailed!

  • AllinLawisFair

    President Aquino does not owe anything from anyone aside from his bosses, the Filipino people. He cannot run for the same office which he now holds and therefore he does not need to ask favors from anyone. 

    Now is the time for him to get even with this powerful Enrile who was the enforcer of martial law and was one of the main figures who made life hard for the Aquino family.It is not to say that he should be vindictive but the President can get even by enforcing the law regardless of who gets hurt.

    • $20722540

      you are simply playing with words

      • AllinLawisFair

        Totoo naman, di ba?

  • Simon Ward

    Please, just revisit EO 156 and fix it! All these problems will go away. In the meantime, I thank Miriam once again for extending my English vocabulary. I will endeavor to use “contumacious” the next chance I get :)

    • FRPSR

      I had linked it with contumely , i.e. , Achilles angry protest to Agamemnon . A quick peek at the dictionary exposed the weakness there !

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/E42OFYRFB33JLV3IPPPFQWMSPU Kenji

    Way to go!  That’s the beauty of the Internet – kilos kaagad sila Biazon ng Customs at si Sen. Miriam sa mga komento at paghimok sa kanila!

    Sana matuldukan na ito… Mabuhay kayo at that’s the way it should be – being RESPONSIVE!

  • Pedro

    dapat kasi i-ban na ang secondary vehicles sa pilipinas! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YAYHPL4WJCO4FGRTUY56DUSNU maria

      Only a small percentage can own brand new cars in the Philippines.

      Maybe what can be done is to legalize the entry of used cars but with certain limitations like not more than 3 years old (not junks), good exhaust system, good set of tires, etc. meaning it should not “die” in the streets.

      • manks

         Pssst… manahimik ka na lang maria at ang kikita lang jan ay c manong at jacky…

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    Even  though Sen .Miriam is like a “lost missile” from it’s trajectory,i give her the benefit of doing something to ferret out the truth and what the Filipinos need to know.
    Go ahead Maam!! Flush out some more intestines so we will be educated of the murky secrets of politics.We welcome the initiative.If you want to investigate Sen.Enrile,so be it.Mukha kasing takot si Presidente na mag initiate.It’s about time that the old man from Cagayan needs to be querried.He’s been daring to be investigated.Sobrang yabang ni Cagayano!!.

    • 33Sambuang2

      bangon ilongo. bisan buangit ka gamay miriam pero isog ka

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YAYHPL4WJCO4FGRTUY56DUSNU maria

    Only a small percentage can own brand new cars in the Philippines. Maybe what can be done is to legalize the entry of used cars but with certain limitations like not more than 3 years old (not junks), good exhaust system, good set of tires, etc. meaning it should not “die” in the streets.

    • indiosbravos2002

      I think brand new cars are overpriced, however, we should also consider the employment opportunities being provided by local car manufacturers. If 2nd hand cars will eat up shares of brand new ones, local companies might layoff workers from their factories, as well as, sales/marketing people.

  • vaporub123

    wow. pang oscar award ang drama ni jackie enrile dahil election heheheh at pagnaka upo na sa pwesto balik sa ligaya ang port irene sa mga smuggle at imported na mga sasakayan at kung ano anu pang pwedeng pagperahan.malalaman ngayon kung sino ang unang pumikit. ang mga enrile o ang supreme court,customs, at d.o.j.

  • Voltes_V

    it will be a bad ending for JPE -:)  history will judge you and you can’t paint or tweak it

    • Noel

      Trash is now coming out of JPE who managed to keep his evil deeds for a long time.

  • tonyoks

    Cagayan Rep. Juan “Jack” Ponce Enrile Jr., the son and namesake of the Senate President, said the Supreme Court order banning the importation of used cars in the country must be followed.

    Asked if he thought the importers were being bold because of possible protection from high officials, Enrile said he did not think that was the case.

    so what’s the case???

    and the man is trying to sell himself  to be our senator???

    ewAN KO lang kung may maniniwala pa sa mga-amang killers nato…

  • Anqui

    Easy Lang eto…Young Enrile running for a Senate Seat comes out  clean on his statement for votes.  He’s learning the ropes of smart Politiking from Johnny.  Please do yourselves a Big favor…DO NOT VOTE FOR THE ENRILES on May 2013.

  • Noel

    It should have been acted long ago.  Due to Enrle’s protection, smugglong at the Cagayan Port has gone on for a long time.

  • rodben

    EO 156 is no way to Noy2 administrations because this is GMA  EO, malas ngalang nabuking ng Media sorry mga AMIGO’s….Mr. Biazon you are now qualified to become Police Patola laging huli sa action…

    • 33Sambuang2

      supot

  • w33k3nd3r

    Good job, Miriam!!! Nail Enrile and his kutis betl0g face to the ground with this!!! His family’s been smuggling cars and other sh1t through that port ever since 1995!!! Make sure Jackie doesn’t win a seat! We’re through with their full o $h1t family!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Santiago’s enemy is really Enrile. Ping is just a decoy, primarily used to distract attention. The issue with the pork barrel will never come out unless fed by Enrile to Lacson. Unfortunately for Enrile, Santiago is locked focus. Eventhough, verbal tirades have been thrown with Ping, Enrile’s a$$ is still hot in her radar. I guess Santiago is just too hot and too crazy for Enrile and Lacson to handle.

  • mabyrik

    Biazon should get into the the bottom of this mess at all costs. If it falls on Enrile’s laps, so be it and then charge him. 

    Enrile has already done a lot of damage in this country, which started way back in 1972, when he ambushed himself to justify ML, coup-de-etat, dagdag-bawas, rampant smuggling in Port Irene, etc, and the latest crime was his Christmas gifts to fellow senators using people’s money to buy loyalty. 

    His crimes to the people of the Philippines, in particular and to the country in general is reaching infinity and appears to be endless.

    It’s a blessing that there is one senator whose balls are bigger than Enrile’s balls who will take the cudgels for the people-Miriam. Miriam-GO-we are solidly behind you.

    Enrile must be exposed through legal means for it appears he will still be alive for several more years and it is very frightening. 

    For as long as this ev/il in black suit is alive, he will continue to inflict damages upon damages to this nation. Chief of them is his grand plan to bring a spoiled brat named Jackie Enrile to senate, designed to perpetuate the crimes he had initiated and is continuously doing so. 

    There are 3 months left before election and at this time, enrile’s ratings have already gone down considerably and he will carry with him his bratty kid who was also charged with murders in his youth. Let us sustain this information dissemination until all the people are made aware that Enrile and his son do not deserve hero’s treatment, only condemnation. Enrile’s losses are the nation’s gains. 

    How can we trust the future of this country into the hands of a criminal son abetted by equally mindless and ruthless father? It doesn’t make sense. It is horrific and a HUGE DISASTER.  

    DO NOT VOTE FOR JACKIE ENRILE, REMEMBER ALFIE ANIDO!!!

    DO NOT VOTE FOR NANCY BINAY, JV AND HONASAN.

    • Dax Cogitlog

      Good job Mabyrik! it is  now  the time to hit them back  even if it is  minimal…let us campaign against them thru social media..

      • AllinLawisFair

        Kasama ako dyan.

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Jaime Vicente, president of Aric, said the shipment that came in was not
    imported by Forerunner Multi Resources Inc., the party to the case for 
    which the high court lifted the TRO on EO 156.
    :
    OMG !!!
    KATANGAHAN naman !
    EO 156 APPLIES to EVERY FILIPINO AND ANY FILIPINO !
    Naku Jaime Vicente, talagang manloloko ka !
    Pati Supreme Court ginagawa mong TANGA !
    Siguro, nagasta mo na ang sinuhol sa iyo.
    At abogado ka pa. ‘kamo ? Acheche, Attorney LAWAY.

  • sam_aquino

    patay kang matanda ka!!!

  • Vincent_Bugaboo

    Miriam is bent on sending John-john to Muntinlupa. When that happens there will be a Mardi-Gras-like celebration on the streets of Manila. Kaya mag-training na tayong lahat ng 
    pag-kilig-kilg ng wetpu! Yey!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Ang daming nagbulag-bulagan,
    buti na lang binulgar ng Inquirer!
    This will be the start of miserable lives
    for officials of CSEZA.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPLGYULA5YKRMF3PLMPNDCITKQ Sir Ulrich Van Lichenstein

    Siga talaga si JPE!!!Kita nyo naman ni hindi natitinag sa pwesto, meron pang vote of confidence. You have to appreciate the “genius” of JPE. Hirap yung puro ngawa tapos wala naman gawa. Everybody is threading a line simply because after all these years, admit it or not JPE has endured.After all, hindi naman ordinaryong mamamayan nakikinabang sa mga mamahaling kotseng import na to kasi nagdidyip lang kami. Sana lang alisin na yung import tax sa mga pyesa ng pampasaherong bus at dyip para bumaba naman pamasahe.

  • bogli_anakdami

    CGE PUSTAHAN TAYO:

    if bayagra enrile is CONVICTED of any crime, any crime at all, petty or not, i’ll refrain from iyuting for a week…

    ANY TAKER/S??? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KNWCMVMPABEZBCMA36S7FJAKQM orchid

    Great!  Don’t let these cars enter the Philippines. The last time I’ve read about importation of cars thru this port, Enrile was almost screaming his lungs out protecting this import business. Well, Lolo Enrile, your bluff is out, you and your relatives and cronies have business interests in trying to keep this used car import business thriving.

    Don’t vote for Jackie Enrile! This is an example of what is to come should this Jackie Enrile is elected as a senator. Another 6 years with another dimwitted politician in the senate and joining Lapid, Sotto, Estrada, Revilla, Marcos, Lacson, Trillanes, and Honasan as part time senators and full time actors, comedians, and thieves.

  • kalealaskador

    Ang mga Sena-tong at Tong-gressmen natin, parang mga lagareng Hapon! Puro papasok lang sa bulsa nila, legal o illegal! Kung illegal, hanap sila ng “palusut” o di kaya, guguluhin ang batas!

    Hindi dapat iboto ang mga kilalang magnanakaw na politiko. Maging “national or local” na posisyon. Tayong mga Pilipino din ang kawawa!

    ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES!

  • saintleonardo

    Lolo Johny isang bulati na lang ang hindi pumipirma sa iyo ayaw mo pang gumawa ng mabuti para sa mga Pilipino. Kahit si Satanas hindi ka tatanggapin dahil mas gahaman ka pa sa kanya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/67RMK3SB7FI22XPPEXF75OLOOA Marco

    Wow, kunwari pa si Jack Enrile. Halatang-halata namang tinuruan siya ng tatay nyang BOGLIMA na e-criticize ang nasabing issue. Bolahin nya ang lilong nyang panot. “MUST be arrested” pa raw at “must follow” pa daw ng Supreme Court ruling. PWEEE. Ingrato. Papaano po Mr. Jack Enrille, eh kamag-anak nyo ang smuggler sa mga imported used cars na yan at 101% po ako na kayong mga Enrile rin ang nagmamay-ari, importer o protector ng nasabing kalakalan jan sa CSEZF sa Port Irene. Paki sagot mo nga to Jack & Jill went up the hill.

  • UrHONOR

    YEHEEEY BIAZON!  Mabuhay si Biazon sa desisyong ito….mag-ingat lamang siya sa paglakad-lakad nya sa pali-paligid dahil MATINIK at KILABOT ang masasagupa  nya sa ginawa nyang ito na maganda para sa sambayanan. Doblehen nya ang sikyu nya at pag narinig siyang JZACK….biglang yuko at magkubli.  Mahirap ng maging “what’s it all about Alfie!” 

  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    TOO LATE  –   THE CARS ALREADY BEEN RELEASE    YESTERDAY  ?

  • bogli_anakdami

    hindi ninyo kayang tibagin si bayagra enrile…

    the drug lords from the north (marcos + singson from iloko-loko region) are his buddies… ka-iyutan dila, ika nga… 

  • FORTHE GOOD

    It is just a matter of time that acts of impunity like this will be totally stopped.

    God speed Commissioner Biazon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    Kuyugin si Jackie Enrile mamamatay tao, daw

  • anu12345

     “The CSEZF was created by a 1995 law authored by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile”

    Next question.

  • kabayandinako

    Ayos papel mo Jack Enrile. Parang totoo makakuha lang ng boto. Ang sagot ng mga Pinoy: Tell that to the Marines…

  • T4Man

    Stupid law. Get rid of it. 

  • pcosmachine

    ENRILE’S HAPPY DAYS ARE OVER.

    GUSTO KO, UNHAPPY KA!

  • for_Prosperity

    We just hope na hindi “palabas” lang ang lahat ng ito. Kung totoo man ito, we salute you, Comm. Biazon. I thought JPE was untouchable!

  • Ohmar Zodiac Culang

    Ano naman kaya masasabi ni Sec. Leila De Lima dito… usually kapag may issue eh press con at on the scene kaagad… 

  • Dy Pailad

    See the connection: Uriarte, GMA’s plundering partner at PCSO was a CEZA official before she got the PCSO post.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    Mukhang  on the  3rd  day  na  nagkaroon  ng  lakas  ng  loob  si  BOC  secretary BIAZON na  ipatigil  ang release ng smuggled  cars. Nakiramdam muna  yata  si Sir.   Ganun pa man sir  Biazon, I am saluting  you. .  those smuggled cars  are stumbling blocks to the  “TUWID  NA  DAAN ”  of President Noynoy. . AT  YANG  MGA  PRESENT  OFFICIALS  NG CEZA,  kakampi  yan  ng mga  smugglers,  halatang  humahanap  pa  ng  butas  para  makalusot  ang smuggled  cars  na  yan. .  .LAKASAN MO LOOB MO SEC BIAZON, SUPORTADO NG TAONG BAYAN KAYONG 2 NI PRESIDENTE NOYNOY. .     . . . MABUHAY  KA  COMMISSIONER  BIAZON. .

  • txtman

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA

    OH, DI TAMA AKO?
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    TAKE NOTE

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    BAKIT?
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    NOW, DAPAT GAWIN NILA YAN

    SA BATANGAS PORT

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    ILIGAN

    ILOILO

    JOLO PORT

    LEGASPI

    MANILA

    MASAO

    SAN FERNANDO

    SUBIC

    ZAMBOANGA

    AND OTHER SMALLER PORTS

    .
    .

    BOOMERANG ANG TAWAG DYAN

    AKALA NILA

    MAGIGING WINNER SILA

    SA PANINIRA KAY ENRILE?

    .
    .
     OH YAN

    THEY WILL LOSS BILLIONS OF PESOS

    FROM THEIR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

    KAYA HAYAN

    HINDI HAPPY SI LALA DE LIMA DE BABOY

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    .
    .
     NEXT TIME

    PAGSABIHAN NINYO

    MGA HALIK PWET NINYONG

    LAPDOG JOURNALISTS KONO

    BUTI NGA SA INYO

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA
    .
    .

     SEE, PENOY GOVERNMENT ANG TALAGANG MAY CONTROL DYAN

    TAPOS SINISISI SA MGA KALABAN NILA SA POLITIKA

    ENRILE DAW?

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA
    .
    .
    .

    PITIFUL

    AHAHAHAHAHA

    • el_latigo

      @txtman-peksman: Except for you perhaps,  everybody knows that the car smuggling activities in Port Irene, many of them luxury cars, has been going on for a long, long time. And also everybody knows, except for you again, who runs it (which is very PITIFUL!). Sorry  na lang na ginalit ni JPE si Maid Miriam and so now vengeance is hers. Pera-pera lang yan tsong. Eleksyon pa naman at kelangan ng matanda ang pera para manalo ang kanyang notoryus niyang anak. Tsk, tsk, magiging “mas masaya” ang eleksyong ito.

      • SG0609

         ETO NA NAMAN SI TXTMAN BAYARAN

      • JuanTamadachi

        Right on. That is ‘AHAHAHAHAHA PITIFUL’, for you. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/beng.atibo.3 Beng Atibo

    Whoever wants to defy Supreme Court Ruling??? Enrile thinks he is above the law??? Nasaan si De Lima??? walang presscon??? wala sa scene of the crime??? walang re-enactment??? Natutulog sa pansitan. Biazon orders to stop the shipment, as per video clips nailabas sa ang mga kotse. Sino ang nag-order na ilabas ang shipment??? Tahimik sana ang operation nila, kaya lang binulgar nang Philippine Daily Inquirer!!! Kung gustong matuwid na daan, sibakin lahat nang involved sa anomalyang gaya nito!!! Ipakita niyo ang political will to stop graft and corruption!!! Let heads roll, as this is a clear defiance. No one is above the law.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Bakit si Enrile ang sisihin?  Hindi ba lahat nga government owned and controlled corporations ay ilalim sa control and supervision ng Executive Branch?  Mambabatas lang si Enrile eh.  Hindi pa siya Presidente!

  • whipnsaddle

    Naglinis na ng kamay ang anak ni Manong…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRM3P22KM7UVOQUIO6FOTVLSSI X44

    “If you read the dispositive portion, it only rules on the issue of the
    injunction [on the EO] issued by the Court of Appeals. The main issue on
    the constitutionality is still with the RTC,” Fua said.

    Don’t make simple thing hard with your legal calisthenics. Bawal talaga yan! loud and clear

  • Yahilaw

    We got rid of Arroyo who is the executive branch’ Queen of Impunity, and Corona, the Judicial branch’ King of Impunity. When can we get rid of the Legislative King of Kings of Impunity Juan Ponce Enrile? Tutuluyan na natin ang amoy lupang ito ng tumino na ang Pilipinas.

    • ApoLapullapu

      It was Arroyo through Executive Order No. 156 who banned used car importation.  It was the Bureau of Customs that are sleeping on their jobs.

      • Dy Pailad

        How do you stop the implementation of that EO? Put her BFF in CEZA like Uriarte. Viola, the EO was dead as nail.

      • ApoLapullapu

        And after two years in power, the President is still not as powerful as Enrile?  How can Santiago beat Enrile?  Or do we need Santiago in Malacañang instead of the incumbent?

  • $42337655

       Medyo matatagalan pang gumising ng todo ang bayan atin.  Pagnatutunan ng investors from industrialized countries that it is worthwhile to invest in P.I. (vs. abusive, swell-headed China) and Pinoys are well fed (easily affordable daily food), well educated (really good education for the masses); the middle class is strong and healthy and educated and the poor are less and less in numbers then and only then can we decide intelligently who the good leaders are and make a difference. We can make a start of it now, yes, and this is worthwhile.
       Kapag gutom ka and do not know where to get the next meal at pag hindi ka educated, madali kang lokohin, madali kang utuin, madali kang takutin. The wily politicians know this. They also know that it is all a numbers game and so they cater to the easily-fooled and poor masses who they manipulate year-in and year-out.
       Until the well-fed and well-educated and well-mobilised people win the numbers game (a strong middle class), then it will always be an uphill climb. But, yes, we will get there. It is a matter of time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TSSDLKO7K7RJOSEYM5WUA46CTI Henry Domingo

    Manong Juan Ponce Enrile, ikaw lang ang makakapagpatigil ng importation(smuggling) ng mga imported used cars sa probinsya mo. Maawa ka naman sa bayan natin manong, please. itigil nyo na yung importation ng mga junk vehicles galing ibang bansa. topnocher ka pa naman sa Bar exam, huwag mo nang paikot ikotin ang batas. Igalang nyo ang Supreme Court. Please manong, magiging masaya kaming lahat pag tumigil na ang importation ng mga junk vehicles sa Port Irene.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Trabaho nga Bureau of Customs ‘yan.  Senador si Enrile, hindi Presidente.  Ang BOC ay under the Executive Branch of Government.  At ang BOC ang makapagbabawal ng importasyon.

  • doublecross

    is jpe, untouchables..?????????
    walan naman norm kung gustohin mo, di ba!

  • Mattino2011

     JPE ang pasimuno niyan

  • Vincent_Bugaboo

    “A government-owned and -controlled corporation, Ceza was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 7922, otherwise known as the “Cagayan Special Economic Zone Act of 1995,”

    Government-owned and controlled corporation pala ang Ceza, e saan napupunta ang profits mula sa ibinebentang imported na used cars? Kay Enrile and cohorts?

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      edi sa importer et al….. Bobo mo naman para isipin na CEZA (although malamang may inside job)…administrative office yan gaya ng BIR…..processing lang sila.

      • Vincent_Bugaboo

        basahin mo ulit ang comment ko at intindihin mo. nagtanong ako tarantado! at kung ikaw saksakan ng dami ang utak mo at sa dami nagiging nana o kaya tulok, sagutin mo ang gusto kong malaman, animal kang mongrel na may galis! insult anybody to state your point makes you more BOBO sa lahat ng bobo, BOBO!

      • Vincent_Bugaboo

        “processing lang sila…”
        Ipinanganak ka siguro kahapon o kaya nasa tamang edad ka na pero autistic ka.  bagay sa’yo ang avatar mo. tulok! 

    • ApoLapullapu

      Papaano mapunta kay Enrile?  All government owned and controlled corporations are under the Executive Branch of Government.  That was why then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Executive Order No. 156 banning the importation of used cars because there was a complaint from local car manufacturers that there was a drop in their sales because of used cars importation.  It is up for the Executive Branch to implement Executive Order No. 156. And it appears that Commissioner Biazon is doing his job..

      • Dy Pailad

        By putting Uriarte in CEZA the EO was dead then a TRO from SC delivered the final blew until its recent ruling. Who do you think put Uriarte there? GMA? Enrile? If you know horse trading you know what I mean.

      • ApoLapullapu

        And the President cannot do anything about the situation?  After two years in Malacañang he has not acquired enough power to control CEZA?  How lamentable!

      • Vincent_Bugaboo

        So why is Santiago painstakingly trying to find evidence to implicate Enrile to the operation? Ibig mong sabihin clean as a whistle si Enrile at zero-zero balance s’ya rito dahil all goverment-owned and controlled corporations are under the Executive Branch? And that it should be taken at face value that profits are all remitted to this branch because CEZA is under it? 

        Why don’t you try to get a grip on DY Pailad’s insinuation below, or read between the lines?

      • ApoLapullapu

        Because she is aggrieved that she got only 250 thousand while the other Senators got 1.6 Million.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rod.salvdor Rod Salvdor

    habang nakaupo pa si lolong enrile mahihirapan ang customs commis biazon  na maipatupad ang batas, senado sila daw batas kaya butas ang bulsa ng kaban ng bayan

  • Rovingmoron

    In this case, the BOC top brass must be on top of the situation. Biazon should tell his man at Port Irene not to be intimidated. What will happen here is that lots of money may change hands or something else serious could happen. Make sure that the 200 imported vehicles will not be replaced or moved out without the knowledge of the port security. Baka ikarga pabalik kunwari and then diverted for dropping off somewhere else.

  • niceguy60

    In the first place why import used cars? These are inefficient polluting vehicles. They are the garbage of the countries where they came from. Stop using those obsolete used cars.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TSX56EQOQIJQWG42MHQLSZOPXI Flugie

    All of those who are car nuts know who is the “power” behind Port Irene. Importing vehicles has been going on for years even if it was declared illegal several years ago.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

     lolo juan ponce enrile, binabatikos ng partido mo ang smuggling sa subic eh mayroon din namang smuggling sa lugar mo sa cagayan na maaring ikaw pa ang pasimuno.

  • ApoLapullapu

    The Executive Branch is responsible for implementing the laws on government owned and controlled corporation.  So, the Bureau of Customs must do their job.  I cannot understand why a Senator is being blamed on what is a clear lapse of the Bureau of Customs.

    • Dy Pailad

      You do not know who owns CEZA. It is government own on paper but Enrile calls the shots. Walang puedeng ihire as directors without his blessings. That is one of the reasons why the family must stay in power else they wont be able to protect their business interests.

      • ApoLapullapu

        In that case the President  will appear like a scarecrow!  What a pity.

      • Dy Pailad

        In regard the importation of secondhand cars, which is the issue at hand, Enrile was able to secure a TRO that was enforced until this present SC decided with finality about the illegality of it. With the TRO, Pnoy or customs could not enforce GMA’s EO. Regarding who controls CEZA, it is one of those games played at high places, which ordinary mortals do not see. Obviously the Senate President knows his leveraging power, which an ordinary senator doesn’t enjoy. 

    • Vincent_Bugaboo

      Either you are naive or you are an apologist for Enrile because you are his sychopant.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    as i always said “enrile is evil”.

  • bagongpnoi

    kaya nga wag ng iboto ang mga yan! ewan ko ba bakit nananalo pa yang si tanda e alam naman na ng lahat na kurakot yan. ngayon papasok pa si jack na very well trained din ng tatay nya so it is still the same banana. WAG IBOTO ANG MGA ENRILE! tapos

  • geminimind

    This is what happens when some”juan” tries to own the entire Cagayan valley.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    O asan na ang pagkatigas ngayon ni Juan Ponce Enrile? Bahag ang buntot mo ngayon anu? Dati tinatakot mo pa ang mga Senador na imbestigahan ka dati about the illegal vehicle importation at Port Irene. He he he takot ka ngayon dahil matatalo pa ang anak mo kung magmamatigas ka! Bakla ka pala e!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Ang mga leaders talaga ng UNA or United Nakaw Alliance ang daming anomalya. Kung hindi plunderer o mandarambong (Erap), o maraming kaso sa Ombudsman at Sandiganbayan (Binay), o Martial Law Administrator at Smugller (Juan Ponce Enrile) e magnanakaw. Bobo lang talaga ang boboto sa UNA! Pwe!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    Jackie Enrile pumapatay ng tao wag iboto

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RYJTO7WZU5UOBJZM4AX4WMOVH4 nayve

    NO NEED RECYCLE CANDEDATE BIGYAN NG PANSIN ANG MGA BAGO. ITO ANG TAWAG TUWID NA DAAN. YAN ANG PINOY NA DAPAT TAMA.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    It is a Clear insult to the highest court of the land. Enrile’s son-in law who operates the Port Irene appeared to be above the law.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    Enrile BAHO mo, Tanda.

    • rezli

      si lolong enrile eka mo..?

  • basyong

    TAMA YAN BIGYAN NAMAN NINYO NG KAHULUGAN ANG DAANG MATUWID NINYO HINDI YUNG PULOS SALITA LAMANG KUNDI SA GAWA  IBAGSAK NINYO ANG SMUGLING BUSINESS NG SENATONG ENRILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    port Irene importation—-dyan naging malapit si Enrile at GMA.i will scratch your back,you scratch my back attitude.

  • NinjaMan

    oks rin si biazon, hindi gumalaw kung hindi pumutok sa news. lusot na sana. LOL

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    tagal na yan. sundin lang ang batas. bakit nga ba hindi mahigpit sa kanila?

  • mekeni62

    aysus kung hindi pa pinaimbestigahan hindi kikilos. kupal naman talaga.

  • GKLer

    BOC stops car shipment……so they can choose which car they want first.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    Ceza’s website said Ponce was a career executive service professional with more than 20 years “of solid experience in the government service with expertise in resource mobilization and negotiations for Official Development Assistance, project development and management, agribusiness, integrated area development and rural development.”

    Hindi ko na kailangan ang 20 years na experience kung kamag anak ko si enrile. Mag negotiate lang para sa ODA. Hindi na kailangan yan ng expertise. Sabihin mo lang na enrile ka, yung kliyente mismo ang magsabi kung ano ang gagawin.

    Hindi ba manugang ni Johnny si Aldeguer?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS7ZS3RG454EKLDPVX3UR3MLGE rick

    senator santiago sa investigation niyo na gagawin isama niyo na lahat ng mga opisyal ng cagayan special eco zone na yan. masyado silang bagyo ang dating. di maapuhap. marami na ring nakinabang diyan kaya dapat ipatigil na yan. baka isang batas na magrerepeal lang ang kailangan niyan….

    • SG0609

       TAMA!

  • Demy Angeles

    May jai alai sa Export Processing na yan. Na syang front ng jueteng sa Northern and central luzon.  Legal daw. Bigyang kahulugan and tuwid na daan.  Ihinto and mga illegal na gawain.  Huwag mgbulagbulagan.  

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    How come LTFRB and LTO is very silent about this matter!
    PDI media should at least take their reaction regarding this mess or this two offices is under the influence of high ranking govt officials. Abaya should have a reaction on this matter since he is the DOTC man too.
     No reation means their part of this mess!!

  • johnlordphilip

    Enrile and Ponce are claiming the EO is unconstitutional because it is against their financial interests!!!

  • doublecross

    pera-pera lang yan….

    walang’ya. paano na kayo tayo aahon nito?

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    Even thought  it came out in the news, it will pass the BOC, LTO, and LTFRB. The papers of this shipment is already done. also the under the table payment is done except they forgot the SC on this matter.
    This will be converted to UNA funds for their election finances!!
    So vote for UNA you filipino indiots!!!!!

    • puza65

      DAPAT NGA DI UNA ANG GINAMIT NILA DAPAT KAPAMILYA….DAHIL LAHAT NG TATAKBO SA UNA KASAMA RIN NILA…

  • jabadong

    Saan kaya galing yan mga baho sa Cagayan, parang galing sa Senado, yung si Lolong

  • glg_ph

    one of the three kings pa mandin, this is a preview of how the three kings will reign when their time comes.

  • doublecross

    nasaan ang conscience ninyo…..mga corrupt!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    suma total ng kwento… inutil ang gobyerno ni pwenoy

    • puza65

      kung si PNOY lang ang matino at lahat ng nasa paligid nya ay kurap…ano sa palagay mo ang laban,pero nagsisikap pa rin syang maiangat ang pinas…kung di nagsalita si MDS dahil na rin sa kaguluhan nila sa senado lalabas ba yan…lahat sila ngaun naglalabasan ang BAHO…walang sinuman ang bumangga sa kagaya ni Enrile,bakit sa palagay mo tahimik ang mga Marcoses kc ilag din silang balikan ni Enrile….

    • pakita_ko_sayo

       naks, tingnan mo ang bahay mo kung maayos pwenight!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        bagong gawa bahay ko, sobrang ganda!! ungas!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

         ang lakas palang mag pasweldo ni GLORIA! NAKABILI KA NG BAHAY DAHIL SA PAG BLOG LANG…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        ingit ka??? sama na!! niyahaha

    • Komen To

      EO yan ni Pandak, hindi napatupad. Ngayon time ni PNoy, ipapatupad na. Kaninong gobyerno ang inutil?

      Stop acting like talangka. Support the good decisions of the land, even if you notice and expose all government mistakes

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        ah ilang taon na presidente si ngoyngoy?????? naka TRO yan tanga!

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Palabas lang yan ng Customs dahil na diyaryo pero kapag lumamig na balik ulit sa dati. Wala silang pakialam kung maghihirap ang Pinas dahil sa smuggling = Economic Sabotage

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

    Okenana ketdi! Adu pay la nga satsat daguiti punyeta nga opisyales ken legal advisers ti Customs ti Cagayan Province. Kung marunong kayong umintindi ng batas just follow the Supreme Court decision. Thats all. 

  • dodongekonomista

    Papanu eh Kamag-anak ng Senate President… oh asan ka…

  • puza65

    sige galitin nyo si MDS at magkakalabasan kayong lahat ng baho…teritoryo ni enrile yan at alam nya na walang makakagalaw sa kanya dyan…nagun dapat na talagang pairalinang BATAS dahil kawawa rin ang auto industry natin…

  • Love God

    Defying a landmark SC ruling is no good.

    Let us call a spade a spade.

  • filipinaskoh

    “the Supreme Court order banning the importation of used cars in the country must be followed.” Jack Enrile
    Echos!!!!!

    Nasasabi mo lang iyan kasi senatorial candidate ka, pero pag nakaupo ka na, sigurado lang, ikaw ang kaUNA-UNAhang magde-defy sa SC. Mga mandarambong!

    Iyan ba ang isa sa HARI ng UNA- involve sa SMUGGLING!

    Silang Tatlo HARI talaga ng ANOMALYA!

    KINGDOM OF ANOMALYA yan ang UNA!

    • Ganymede

      Hahaha.. tama! Dapat patunayan ni Jack ngayon palang na sincere siya sa sinasabi niyang yan! Congressman siya ngayon di ba? Pakulong niya agad yun mga smugglers jan sa CEPZA. Talk is cheap!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    If the vehicles are not intended to be used within the CEPZA then the importer must ship them back to the supplier as per the case of the Indian rice.

    The government should also look into the LTO and find out those in cahoots with illegal importers in processing fake registration papers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    Enrile, is person that could not be trusted, he lies in between the teeth! pati nga anak niya kasama rin diyan sa smuggling!

  • iping2sison

    It’s plain smuggling and the profits from it would be used for this election. It’s also obvious who will benefit from this illegal activity.

  • regd

    Makalusot din yan. Kahit na yung batas natin na napakamalinaw ay nawawalang silbi, eto pa kaya? Baliktarin ng baliktarin yan ng mga abugado! Di ba atong?

  • eagleclaw101

    Bureau of Custom stops cars and vans shipment that arrived
    at the free port at Sta Ana Cagayan, obviously intended for “media show-off” to
    cool off the steaming issue between Philippine Cars Manufacturers Association petition
    against the Traders of imported second hand vehicles. Later afterwards when
    prying around abated… second hand cars sales will resume to normal. “Gusto Ko,
    Naka-Kotse  Ka”  CEZA by the way, is functioning under the care
    of the Office of the President.                       

    • Ganymede

      You mean, CEZA is functioning under the care of the Office of the Senate President.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC573R5VTMJ6ISRH635DJ2XVLI San

    How does this affect the already out-on-the-road “B” plated cars that came from Port Irene? Deficiency taxes? 

  • calixto909

    Ceza is the milking cow of Enrile and his son Jackie. This matter came to fore sometime last year when many imported hot cars were found in their place of business in a sprawling property thereat Cagayan owned by them. Sale of imported vehicles and cars is one of the dozen lucrative business of the Enrile’s. It’s not then surprising that CEZA head Ponce and relative of Enrile had defied the SC Order because his boss Enrile is ever present to protect him since he is an expert in court litigation which he (Enrile) had  bragged during his word war with Santiago lately. Parang nakasandal sa pader si Ponce kaya wala siyang takot na makulong kahit SC pa ang kalaban kasi nandiyan naman si manong Johnny na batikang abugado. 

    It’s incumbent upon the DOJ Secretary de Lima to conduct an impromptu investigation on this matter since a big fish linked to this car syndicate is involved.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    Enrile has done so much for his country.  All his career was devoted to public service and he would not be able to have this long political career without the trust and respect of the Filipinos and his colleagues.

    • AllaMo

      ROTF LMFAO! Kaya nga nagpakamatay si Lolong, masyado na siyang insultadong matawag na enrile. Suck it up, biatch.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VKXUKFOID3EPNFDJRKSG2TQ5IE Rex

       ayos ka din ah, ganda ng sarcasm mo.heheh

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q2OTHRY3DREIMJMK4VXT6UIPSA salvation phils

    Ganyan talaga ang nagkakamal ng pera, akala nila di na sila mamamatay.
    Tandaan natin lahat na wala tayong madadala na materyal na bagay sa atin kamatayan.
    Buti pa gumawa ka na lang Enrile ng mabuti at ng sa langit ka mapunta. Di pwede lagay sa kay San Pedro, iyon ay kung naniniwala ka kung may Diyos.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Sa wakas,pagkatapos ng mahabang panununkulan sa Bureau of Custom ni Biazon ay iniutos din ang paghinto ng mga palusot na sasakayan….Kung Hindi pa nadiyaryo o eleksyon ay hindi pa kikilos ang batugan na pinuno….pero sana hindi Ningas Cogon ha???Baka naman pagkatapos ng eleksyon ay tuloy ang ligaya ng mga tiwali at magnanakaw??? Gawin ninyo ang mga trabaho ng tama at matuwid…puro kayo tamad(Noynoying)!!!!

  • boi skater

    The government appears to be doing something about this
    problem now because it is on the news media. In a few weeks, without the scrutiny
    of the media, everything will be back to normal and the smugglers and their
    government coddlers will be back at it, making enormous amounts of money for
    themselves. Customs is one of the most corrupt government departments in the
    country and corruption goes from top to bottom.

  • ben311

    biazon corrupt din yan !

    • patawad

      Baka hindi siya “in” kaya kumontra!

  • Pert Cabatana

    Enrile must resign immediately. His person has been implicated in so many scandals already. Filipino culture has been so burdened by such kapit-tuko habits (Marcos, Gwen Garcia, Binay, etc.) that we’ll never really significantly demonstrate societal progress unless this particular bad habit is erased from our psyche. Shame, shame, shame, Enrile.

  • AllaMo

    Haaang kakapal nang mga garapal na malaswang mga ponce enrile na ito. Puro becky naman kasi ang mga sparrow unit, e.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VKXUKFOID3EPNFDJRKSG2TQ5IE Rex

       ewan ko dyan sa mga sparrow na yan.. bayaran din naman kasi siguro yan.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.
     Let us also not forget about Tito Sotto’s involvement in the Pepsi Paloma and Guada Guarin 1982 rape scandal. 

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    “The Chicago Tribune reported 15
    years ago that Enrile’s wife Cristina walked out on him in January 1998 
    after charging adultery.  The Tribune also reported that the “other woman
    “ was Gigi Gonzales-Reyes, Enrile’s chief of staff,  about 30 years
    his junior.”

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Aba naman Enrileng Swapang,
    Puno ka ng grassa,
    Pinandidirihan ka ng tao
    Ang yaman ng bayan ay kinurakot mo 
    Bukod kang mandaraya at sinungaling
    Sasambahin ka  kabit mong GIGI
    Sumaimpierno sana ang kaluluwa mo
    At pinagmumura din ang  anak mong Rapist at Criminal
    Ang yaman na ninakaw mo
    Ay sindami ng kasalanan mo
    Ikaw ay sasantohin ng lahat ng 18 senator nakapaligid sa iyo,
    Dahil sa ninakaw  mong pera wala ng  natira sa….
    A-M-E-N- 

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    http://wwwdotgmanetworkdotcom/news/video/26186/24oras/used-vehicles-imported-through-port-irene-in-cagayan
    change the dot
    2008: Enrile smuggling in Cagayan;
     Pajeros, BMWs
    During the first four months of the year 2008 alone, 1,773 units, including Mitsubishi Pajeros and BMW Z3s, were shipped into Port Irene

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    4X coup attempt against Cory..
     Aug 28,1987 rebellionJuan Ponce Enrile charged with involvement in the bloody military rebellion on  Aug 28,1987  that left at least nine people dead.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Don’t vote UNA…
    MGA MAGNANAKAW!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44JMK2UGPXICPBKLDGLKPXLXWQ Loy

    It seems that this tabloid masquerading as a broadsheet is again “nakuryente”.  It is trying to establish an aura of self righteousness but it was not reading the SC Resolution.  The news item itself refers to a Ms. Fua who says that the SC Resolution is only about the injunction and never on the issue of the constitutionality of the EO.  So what defiance of an SC ruling is this tabloid talking about? Is the paper trying to make a slant of the news because it has an axe to grind against Manong Juanito? Or the not-so-bright-boys from the Pasig are not so “bright” after all for not reading the SC Resolution itself?  It becomes more pathetic that pencil-pushers, laggards and do-gooders parrot their line as if they have the monopoly of truth, fairness and justice.

  • kilabot

    boc could not stop rice smuggling; 
    boc could not stop meat smuggling; 
    boc could not meet collection target ever; 
    what makes you think boc can stop car smuggling?

    • Horst Manure

      Boc  can not reply to E mails to help customers.

      • johnvforeighner

        They do not reply as you did not also submit your back door payment hehehe

  • ynigooctaviano

    This smuggling in “Cagayan Freeport” has been going on for the longest. Ang solusyon diyan ay mag-takeover na ang national government sa operasyon and go ahead with the investigation of the local officials. Ano ba ang ikinatatakot ni Penoy kay Lolong Enrile? What are you in power for? The people voted him to stop this smuggling whoever they are. No sacred cows.
    This is Penoy’s chance to get even with Lolong Enrile who planned coup d’état againsts Pres, Cory killing many innocent civilians. This is culture of impunity literally.

  • Rolly257

    Malamang na may kinalaman si Enrile dito. Idinawit din si Enrile sa smuggled rice some 6 months ago.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Senator Enrile gives out public money to senators

    Enrile gave a whopping bonus of 1.6 million pesos each to 18 senators last Christmas. It is interesting to note that rather than hand over unused funds back to the treasury, Enrile saw it fit to distribute the so-called “savings” to Senate employees as a personal gift. According to the same report, even drivers and security personnel in the senate got bonuses ranging from 50,000.00 to 120,000.00 pesos.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWPOD4ER5LJPDQU3N32NAC74X4 johnnie r

    Hitting Enrile where it will hurt the most, his pocket…I sure babawi ito, he will hit Pnoy where it will hurt the most too…2013 election votes sa Region 2.

    • antiscam

      No problem coz Region 2 is not vote rich. Whatever loss of votes Pnoy wil incur in Cagayan Region it will be more than compensated by the backlash of votes against Enrile from the vote rich & politically sophisticated regions of Cebu, Iloilo and NCR.

  • Pedro_Gil

    alam naman natin na ang mga pinoy madaling lokohin kaya wag na nating pansinin ito. tuloy na lang ang kurakot at pangungulimbat mga tulisan.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    slightly used Hummer luxury vehicles coming from the port of LA loaded in vans and shipped to port irene. In 2012, there were over 20 Hummer units that were shipped by the gang headed by the son-in-law of Johnny Enrile.

    • $14141131

      Sold to corrupt politicians all over the country.

  • $20722540

    huli man daw at magaling ay nahihahabol din…ang bagal kasi nitong commissioner ng customs at mahina talaga…buti na lang member ng liberal party yan

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    si enrile na lang ang d nakakaalam na may kinalaman siya kasi kaya nyang magsinungaling ng harapan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    mag kano ba ang sasakyan sa custom mas mura ba!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

    ARREST the IMPORTER,——— It is ILLEGAL and CAN NOT JUST let this IMPORTER to REMAIN CRIMINAL——
    WALA na PONG SINASANTO and BATAS———-Ang BATAS po and AARESTO sa mga KRIMINAL na yan at DI PO ang kalaban sa POLITIKA——

  • http://freemindonline.blogspot.com/ FreemindOnline

    It’s a matter of not doing their mandated responsibility or let others do the job of not doing the mandated responsibility at all. Either way they get paid to foot drag what should have been done and worst not doing anything at all.

    A common strategy of corrupt officials to NOT know but very well knowing during election period.

    A strategy to wait for orders and orders alone without penalty.

    A strategy of all talk, all news, all pictures, all finger pointing, all name dropping.

    Expect no arrest, no jail terms, not high level officials who made this possible!

  • $14141131

    Had the bureau of customs been doing its job sincerely, the Philippines will not become a junkyard of neighboring countries. The high no. of vehicular accidents is the result of this junked-recycled vehicles sold in the country. You can be lucky if you can see in a day a brand-new car in the streets. From buses to trucks to firetrucks to jeepneys – all are former junks reconditioned for the buyers. And this businesses are also used as front of drug dealers.

  • julieboy

    GARAPALAN na talaga!!!!!!what else is new.

  • Eddie AAA Calderon

    It’s a very sad commentary to see that a governmental institution will not obey the decision of the Supreme Court which is the personification of the rule of law.

    Just wish that other governmental institutions will not follow suit and then we will have anarchy in the Philippines.

  • Rolly257

    Makapangyarihan si Enrile, mahirap buwagin. Pag-aari nila ang buong Cagayan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RYJTO7WZU5UOBJZM4AX4WMOVH4 nayve

    ARREST ALL HIGH AND LOW RANKING OFFICIAL INVOLVE THE IMPORTATION USED. CSEZF.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPN3L3JH7H6VYTE6IWV2CWDI4Q Amparo

    They should sanction the importers, head of agency in port irene!

  • pelang

    Binay, did you know that it’s not you will drop them, it’s they are dropping you. Loser! sino nga ba ang magkakagusto sa inyong tatlo? Mababahong mga pangalan: Binay, Enrile, Estrada. Huwag iboto ang kandidatong ganito ang pangalan. 

  • opinyonlangpo

    Just a bit more negotiation and time for people to forget then everything will be fine.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    CUSTOM MGA MAG NANAKAW YUNG MGA OPISYAL JAN SUNUGIN!

  • Avery_23

    Why only a ban on importation of second hand cars? Second hand trucks, buses and other vehicles, in fact all vehicles that are second hand, must not be allowed to be imported. Why isn’t there an EO on this? Does PNOY want more pollution in the Philippines from these smoke belching, road-unworthy second hand vehicles? Or maybe he or someone he knows is operating as importers of second-hand trucks, buses, etc?



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