Palace dares JPE: Prove smuggling is still norm


Malacañang on Thursday dared Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to show proof that smuggling of rice, meat and oil—rampant in the past administration—was still the norm under the Aquino administration.

“If Senate President Enrile knew anything about smugglers and [he has] evidence, he should tell us, and this administration will not hesitate to promptly order an investigation,” said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a phone interview.

“That’s what a ‘straight path’ is. He should identify these crooks since we, too, want Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to be happy,” added Lacierda, apparently teasing Enrile whose campaign catchphrase when he sought reelection in 2010 was “Gusto ko happy ka” (I want you to be happy).

Lacierda was reacting to Enrile’s tirades against Aquino’s “straight path” agenda on Wednesday in Bohol province, where the Senate chief was campaigning for his son, Cagayan Rep. Juan Ponce “Jack” Enrile Jr.

The younger Enrile is running on the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial slate.

“If the administration is really pursuing a straight path, why are they allowing the problem of smuggling of rice, meat and oil to worsen in the entire country?” asked Enrile at a campaign sortie in Tagbilaran City.

“Instead of helping the farmers, the foreigners are being taken care of by [administration officials],” said Enrile, citing the case of a Thailand company that was apparently given preferential treatment by the Board of Investments (BOI).

Enrile raised the same smuggling charge against the Aquino administration during the proclamation of the UNA senatorial candidates in Cebu City on Tuesday, where he, Vice President Jejomar Binay and former President Joseph Estrada were present.

Enrile was apparently referring to the Thai conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), which was granted a pioneering investment status by the BOI.

This will allow CP Foods to enjoy a six-year tax holiday along with import incentives for corn and other raw feed materials.

“The BOI move favoring CP Foods undermines our sovereignty and food security. It will also result in the loss of employment for millions of Filipinos as the agricultural sector employs 33 percent of the entire Philippine labor force,” said a resolution signed by major stakeholders in the country’s agriculture sector.

United front

The stakeholders have formed a united front to denounce the smuggling of meat and other agricultural products, and what they called “unlawful entry” into the local market of the Thai food company.

The resolution was adopted during the 6th Multisectoral Agriculture Summit in Metro Manila last month. It was attended by national agricultural leaders, farmers and representatives of allied industries.

The summit discussed the impact of CP Foods on food production and retail, and other government policies that would hurt local food producers.

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  • vaporub123

    sa port irene dumadaan ang mga smuggled rice kaya alam na alam ni enrile.may bendisyon kasi niya yan dahil kanya ang mga bigas.

  • bongarroyo

    alam na alam ni manong johnny iyan beteranong smuggler ata iyan…

  • richard ortega

    after rhe impeachment all went down. JPE time  for you to retire.

  • Jane Tan

    Eh… You have the nerve to accuse complacency towards smuggling when 1) you have no proof and 2) the free port you helped set-up has been smuggling used cars ever since

    • JuanTamadachi

      well said. Best post I have read thus far on this topic.

  • 33Sambuang2

    nagsalita ang hindi smuggler………..mahiya ka naman sa mga tao lolong johnny

  • indiosbravos2002

    How about smuggling of 2nd hand cars in Port Irene, Cagayan. BS talaga tong si Enrile.

  • Anqui

    Alam natin ang laman ang Bituka ni Enrile…SINUNGALING AT MAPAGSAMANTALA.  kaya hwag na hwag iboto yong anak niya na si Jack Enrile.   It is best for the country to Trash Out that Name…ENRILE!!! 

  • Jeric

    The ” 3 KINGS ” has already unleashed their dirtiest and craziest tactics. Their cleaning now their own backyard and putting their garbage to other the house..Naghuhugas kamay na ang tatlong hari..HARI NG SUGAL…HARI NG SMUGGLER AT HARI NG MGA CORRUPT.

  • JasonBieber

    The Palace likes to speak in clever talk. They want JPE to prove that smuggling is still the norm but maybe what JPE is saying is that smuggling has been its worse or highest during PNoy’s term.

    Maybe smuggling is no longer the norm today but yesterday or last month or the last 3 years…smuggling has been bad.

    Just because the Palace finally decided to clamp down on smuggling after 3 years does not mean that is something to be proud of…i mean come on…it took 3 years for something to be done about smuggling.

    • Carlos_Iho

      Malacanang only wants someone else to do its job, since they are not capable of doing it.  

      • JasonBieber

        You could be right.

        Smuggling has been ignored in the Philippines as well as other issues like ‘jueteng’…sometimes Malacanang needs a major wake up call before doing some actions and that is not a good thing for the Philippines.

  • bogli_anakdami

    heto na naman ang gobyerno de flip gung gongs… puro DARE… tapos isusunod PROBE…

    ano ba yan, TRUTH or DARE ang labanan???

    ano bang klaseng utak meron ang mga flip gung gongs???

    yun lang…

  • Lloyd

    kabadingan tumira na naman ng wala sa ayos.

  • ADD

    Matagal ng gatasan ang Port Enrile ng Pamilyang Kawatan. Tinayo nila yan upang ang mga taga Cagayan ay magkaroon ng Utang na Loob sa mga Enrile at iboto ang pamilya nila habang buhay.

    Panahon na para sa mga taga Cagayan na magbago ng pinuno, ang mga Enrile ay bilyonaryo na, kayong mga taga Cagayan ay mahirap pa rin.

    Pag binoto nyo pa ang mga Enrile wag nyong sisihin ang gobyerno pag maghirap kayo. 

  • $20722540

    IMF report:  estimated $19billion average per year ($40billion in 2 years) due to SMUGGLING in 2 years of pnoynot adminstration…arroyo & estrada $4billion average per year.  Congratulations! daang matuwid…pag walang corrupt walang mahirap….haaaahaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!  buhay na buhay ang smuggling: oil, cars, rice, gold pa daw, pati human…lahat na yan umansenso tayo…Congratulations again!!!!

    • 33Sambuang2


      • $20722540

        indeed “supot” is all you can say

    • hinayupaknasexy

      WORLD BANKreport:  estimated $190billion average per year ($400billion in 2 years) due to SMUGGLING in 2 years of pnoynot adminstration…arroyo & estrada $.4billion average per year.  Congratulations! daang matuwid…pag walang corrupt walang mahirap….haaaahaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!  buhay na buhay ang smuggling: oil, cars, rice, gold pa daw, pati human…lahat na yan umansenso tayo…Congratulations again!!!!

  • ryan andres

    The pot is calling the kettle black… again.

    • victorts

      If the kettle is also black, please don’t vote for whoever the kettle endorses.

      • ryan andres


  • Fred

    Bakit hindi isinama ni Enrile ang smuggling ng mga kotse sa Cagayan?

  • Guest

    Although I agree with Manong Johnny on the issue against extremely favorable conditions granted by BOI to the Thai conglomerate CP, I have to say Manong Johnny’s timing is a little curious. The issue was raised last October 2012 and Manong Johnny assistance as the senate president was sought. He never bothered to make any noise about it. Two partylists, Butil and Ating-Koop, have been most vociferous about this issue as it will affect not only poultry farms, poultry farm workers, feeds industry and the commodities to make feeds. Manong Johnny never thought much of the issue until two days ago.

    Unfortunately for the local poultry, feeds and agri-commodities industry, PNoy also failed to act on the issues raised by the farmers. Even Procy Alcala, the Dept of Agriculture chief, admitted on DZMM’s Dos-Por-Dos interview last year that he was never consulted by the Board of Investments on the matter of granting so much incentives to the Thai conglomerate CP. Procy Alcala was completely bypassed on agricultural issues that will impact the nation’s agricultural industry.

    Kung hindi lang election season, halos nabaon na ang isyung ito sa limot. PNoy is not keen to rein in his appointees in BOI and Manong Johnny is only paying lip service to the issue.

    Meanwhile, the Thai conglomerate is enjoying not only tax holidays from the PH government, it is enjoying even more tax holidays and help from the TH government. San pa lulugar ang sarili nating industriya?

  • speaksoftlylove

     Sagutin mo yang akusasyon laban kay PNoy sa pagbibigay na pabor (undue advantage) sa Thai conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods). Huwag kang maglamierda, Lacierda. Tapatin mo kami, Magkano ang suhol para kay PNoy? Kung ayaw ninyong sagutin yan nangangahulugan lanbg na inaanim ninyo, gets nyo?

    • hinayupaknasexy

      smuggling  !=  investing

  • Jose Mateo S. Boza

    And how much has Enrile done for the agricultural sector, aside from providing fertilizer with all his bull-shit?

  • Melvin

    Lolong Johnny isama mo rin kaya ang tungkol sa smuggling ng mga sasakyan, lalo na yung dumadaan sa Port Irene. Ano sa palagay mo Lolong?

  • mabyrik

    It takes one to know one. 

    A liar smells another liar even if he’s miles away. 

    A criminal knows a dirty hand with blood even if these are covered with gloves.

    A cheater knows another cheater just by looking at his eyes.

    In short, Enrile, being a notorious smuggler knows what he is talking about as he is an expert in the art of smuggling.


    >>>Lacierda was reacting to Enrile’s tirades against Aquino’s “straight path” agenda on Wednesday in Bohol province, where the Senate chief was campaigning for his son, Cagayan Rep. Juan Ponce “Jack” Enrile Jr.<<<

    KAPAL-KAPAL na ng lublub may YAYA pa! 


    >>>Palace dares JPE: Prove smuggling is still norm<<<

    PAYAT at sisiw ang kaso ni Corona sa mga actibidades ni enrile sa Cagayan.  Wala sa kalingkingan ang sala ni Corona sa nagawa at ginagawa ng mga enrile sa TNL na CagVal na yan.
    Kaya masigasig sa pagtugis kay Corona ang TNL na enrile ay para hindi na siya bulabugin pa sa M.O. nya sa CV. Mahrap magtiwala sa ganyang uri na nilalang…..di mo alam kung saan nakatitig ang mga matang namumula sa kurakot.


    >>>Enrile raised the same smuggling charge against the Aquino administration during the proclamation of the UNA senatorial candidates in Cebu City on Tuesday, where he, Vice President Jejomar Binay and former President Joseph Estrada were present.<<<

    SQUID tactic…..para ding yan yong ASSASSINATION attempt na sinarzuela sa WackWack….lumang tugtugin.

  • bogli_anakdami

    hindi ninyo kayang tibagin si bayagra enrile….

    ipinapatay nya si ninoy… tapos binurutsa si dicktator marcos… gasino ng pitikin ang uhuging presidente???

    mahirap bumangga sa alon…

    ay sus ginoo…

  • Ronaldo

    Hoy JPE,na magnanakaw, mamamatay tao at walang kaluluwa  hindi k parin na kuntinto sa nakulimbat mo sa bayan na ito pinatakbo mo pa anak mo na isa ring kagaya mo, ano kulang paba ang mga nakaw ninyong bilyunes….sana mamatay kna……..pra mawala n ang salop sa pilipinas……wag iboto lahat ng kandidato ng UNA…..

  • jan_piter

    Malapit ng mamatay kung ano-ano pang kasinungalingan ang pinagsasabi..talagang kampon ng kadiliman.. mamatay tao, magnanakaw, sinungaling, fornicator, di kumikilala sa Dyos, manloloko,..he, he, he, lahat yata ng 10 kautusan nilabag..ha! ha! ha! dapat pangalan nya ay Lucifer Enrile, bagay di ba?

  • pasaway008ako

    Nagpa-pautot si JPE dahil sa kanyang anak. Gusto niyang ibenta!

  • Cristeta

    Si Sen. Enrile po ay mabuting tao, may prinsipyo at mapagmahal.  Siguradong may mga hawak siyang mga ebidensya kaya nagsasalita siya.

    • 33Sambuang2

      gumising ka bata. uminom ka ng kape para mainitan yang tiyan mo… magkano ba nabulsa mo galing ke lolong?

      • ryan andres

        Tama ka ser. Nag open pa talaga ng account para idefend lang si Tandang Juaning.

      • ada69

        baka naka drugs ka bok

    • ryan andres

      Well hello there, Gigi

    • hinayupaknasexy


    • KonsensyaNgBayan

      HELL..ooooooOOOOHHH!!!….ANong Droga na nanaman ang tinira mo at nagti-tripping ka nanaman!!…Kagaya ka nang idolo mo, tulad din nang isinulat niyang talambuhay!!…Bwahahahayaaa kayo!!…

      • Cristeta

        Kanya kanya lang po tayo ng pananaw.  Maari pong mali ang pananaw ko at tama kayo.  Pwede rin naman po na tama ako at mali kayo.

  • manks

    Ang kawatan at sinungaling, nag salita na naman. Please lang mga kababayan huwag niyo na iboto ang anak na mas masama pa ang bituka sa tatay…

  • mavtan

    The Enriles are like a cornered dog, they will bite anyone who will try to catch them. The smuggling of used car at Port Irene is wake-up call to the Filipinos. When are we going to stop putting official in the government with vested interest that will only benefits them and their family. Don’t vote for Enrile, don’t vote for UNA who will tolerate the Enrile’s illegal activity.  Down to the 3 kings!

  • victorts

    Huwag iboto si Enrile.  Pero huwag din iwalang bahala ang kaniyang akusasyong smuggling.  The government has to investigate and not just challenge Enrile to show evidence.  For all we know, the emperor himself has no clothes.

    • Peter L

      Sorry, I will vote for him. 


    Don’t vote for UNA.? See the surveys. NANCY BINAY #4. Siguradong senadora na anak ko. Mag slide man ng konti, siguradong pasok sa magic 12. WHAT SAY YOU MGA HUNGHANG?

    • 33Sambuang2

      di nyo na mabibili ang mga tao. at least makasama mo ang isang maligno din. hahahahaha

  • Rosendoso

    The SDC for the past one year is complaining about technical smuggling and CP , Lat month the first Agri sectoral Group ask President for help, the Rice smuggling continous, now it become a political issue , Only now Mr. Edwin Laclerda reacted, wala ka ba Sa Philippines for the past one year? Or kasama ka to protect Smuggling . Hoy Gising MR.EDWIN LACLERDA read our local news paper and radio station.

    • 33Sambuang2

      so binabasa na pala ang radio station ngayon? gunggong….

  • LegalJustice



    Remember those 3 Familiar Faces who has a His-STORY: Binay, Enrile, Estrada.

    No Vote for UNA – NO !

    • FernandoBusi

      NO FOI means NO LP !!! vote for independents only. 

  • kurakut


  • Peter L

    Instead of asking for evidence, why not the Palace do their own investigation. it goes to show that they are not keen on investigating their own people yet when a GMA ally is just a suspect, they can easily use their naked power. they  will produce anonymous letters from a certain lady, a certain guy who sent a copy, use the BSP, Ombudsman and BIR, etc. Look how they did it to former CJ Corona! Disgusting attitude towards their own people yet a terror to all opposition. God save us!

  • KappaPhiPhi

    columnists have been comparing verifiable trade data from the u n, china, vietnam from ours and it showed that smuggling is really more rampant today than from the two previous disgraced leaders of ours by miles and miles. just like goavan have written below. even malacanang cannot disprove it. yung 2000 vans nawala na lang without any interest of resolving it.

  • Rovingmoron

    This is the kind political strategy that UNA candidates is using to impress upon the people that the government under P-Noy is not doing enough to curb, if not stop, smuggling in the country. However, even a grade one pupil knows that there is rampant smuggling at Port Irene in Cagayan, the home turf of JPE. It is public knowledge that his relative is one of the top  officials at the CEZA.

  • hinayupaknasexy

    Being granted an investment status is not the same as smuggling gaya ng mga smuggling sa Cagayan ng mga used car at timber.   kaya yung kahoy na gamit sa bahay ni Cayetano  galing yun sa illegal loggers sa Cagayan.

  • doublecross

    JPE…is a full of s**t!
    he knows what is happening in CEZA, tolerable pa kaya eto as a senate president?

  • Tarhata

    Like the book he published, Enrile is again telling a lie.  Why is this LIAR allowed to go on ranting lies?

  • X44

    The more you will abhor politicians especially when they are campaigning. Everything you’ll hear there is repugnant. Will cause you to throw up.

    Mr. Enrile, we can never be happy with what you’re doing. You are too generous with people’s money. A smuggler. A liar. Berdugo ng martial law. Mabibigat po ang mga naging kasalanan nyo!

  • Opel

    Its just another ploy to deflect attention from the port irene car smuggling, sino ba sa akala ninyo ang kumikita sa port ireene at sa illegal na pagmimina ng mga instik ng black sand sa cagayan? veteran Trapos never change

  • James McTangay

    Taga Cagayan ni Enrile…. ammo na amin dayta, pati bulsa na napunno ti illegal.

  • ada69

    Enrile napaka sinungaling mo. Magnanakaw ka. Lahat ng yaman mo ay galing sa nakaw. Ukininam

    • ApoLapullapu

      Sika ti awan ti baeng.  Naglastog kayo laeng!

  • joshmale2004

    Ang alam kong talamak ang smuggling ay sa Port of irene Cagayan na balwarte ng mga Enrile. Mabibili mo lahat ng imported vehicles sa murang halaga.

  • joshmale2004

    This is my comment to Mr. Tiglao’s column on rice smuggling last December. Likewise, this is my simple reply to you now my friend. Rice smuggling has been in existence since previous Presidents. It’s how you prevent or catch the attempts of these rice smugglers. Please read on.
    Tthe $433M difference of rice export recorded by Vietnam and imports recorded by Philippines can actually be accepted as technically went to smuggled rice. You are correct about this. However, by directly attributing this to the policy of the Government if not wrong is somewhat not in the proper context as our government off course can not control nor monitor whatever rice is being shipped out from Vietnam being another country. What we need to focus is if this $433M was considered smuggled, how much of these smuggled rice were the government able to apprehend or foiled before it reached our retailers and market. If you can get these figures, and deduct it to the unnaccounted P433M, then the balance will be the actual smuggled rice succeeded in penetrating our market. To give you and example, the following apprehensions conducted by our BOC in some news reports (Off course there may be other apprehensions not reported in the news but has records with BOC) which if part of the $433M, was succesfully foiled and recovered by the Government.     420,000   sacks smuggled by Amira foods in July 25, 2012       94,000   sacks smuggled from Vietnam on Aug 2012        40,000  bags smuggled by Afidee Trading last June 13, 2012        12,000  kg smuggled by Darcy Tan on Nov 06, 2012   My point and bottomline is, smuggling of rice or any other commodoties, has been here and alll other countries since time immemorial. The most important matter is what is the success rate of our government or any government in foiling and apprehending attempts of bringing in smuggled items. That’s how you gauge the success of any governing body in fighting smuggling. Based on the news items I sampled between a 5 months period, it reflects that the government is somwehat relentless in its effort in foiling and fighting of smuggling in our ports. I hope you appreciate my observation.

    • ApoLapullapu

      This is a better and objective observation.  The Executive Branch may be doing its best to stop smuggling.  But it should not blame a Senator without proof.

      • joshmale2004

        Yes. I also agree with you that finger pointing will not solve the problem of smuggling. It’s how we do our best to put in place deterrents to capture as much as smuggled goods being attempted to penetrate our markets.

  • joshmale2004

    is giving tax holiday for a period now considered smuggling by Enrile. I thought this is one of the legal ways to lure foreign investors to our Export Economic Zones?

  • Long Long

    Pano ba mag smuggle? If dumaan sa port Irene.. ndi ba dadaan sa LTO at BOC un? They are controlled by the executive branch di b? which is headed all the way to the President? Tax holiday? Hindi ba puede Filipino first muna bgyan ng tax holiday para ang kumita is Filipino also? If foreigner binigyan m para mo ng pinatay ang agri industry natin at di pa magbabayad ng tax ang foreigners…. 

    Wag na kayo magtalo pare pareho lng nmn. Anu b gsto nyo ung nakakabili ang sme ng murang truck para kumita sila? o patayin sa gutom ang mga farmers natin? Gsto mo ung makabili ka ng kotse na mura dahil short budget mo o ung ndi makalaban ang exporter natin ng agri products dahil mas mura sa foreign company na dito kumukuha? Gulo opinion ko lng nmn… 

    • ApoLapullapu

      Tama ka.  Bakit ang Senador ang sisihin kung ang Executive Branch ay walay nagawa?

      • gikiness

         wala ka kasin alam

      • jack457

         ang smuggling business ng sasakyan ay involve lagi dyan ang LTO, BOC at BIR kahit saan free port pa iyan dahil bago iyan mailabas sa kahit saan free port iyan ay kelangan ng mga dokumento galing sa LTO, BOC at BIR at hindi sa lokal na pamahalaan kung saan ang free port. Gaya ng nangyari sa Port Irene na bahagi ng Cagayan. Hindi lokal ng Cagayan ang masisi diyan dahil ang CEZA ay hawak ng national at hindi lokal. ang problema nga lang sa “matuwid na daan” ay lahat pwede dumaan dito kurakot man o hindi.

  • Arnel

    sa Puntong ito, mas paniniwalaan ko pa si JPE dahil ang matuiwd na daan na ipinagyayabang ni Lacierda ay para lang sa mga kalaban  sa poltika.. mayroon ba kayong nabalitaang kasapi ng LP kinasuhan??? Bakit mababait ba lahat ang mga yan??

    • Labandera1

      Arnel naghallucinate ka naman diyan, inumin mo muna ang gamot para hindi lumalala. At tulungan mo na rin si Tiangco na naka hanging at lumalabas na iyong dila sa kahihintay ng tatlong adopted candidates nila sina Escudero, Legarda and Grace Poe na hindi sumipot sa proclamation rally ng UNA sa Cebu…. 

    • Maitum

      Hindi mo na balitaan nangyari kay Banayo?

      • FernandoBusi

        was he Jailed? No … he’s running for Tongress. 

    • okayayonip

      wow, regular kang magbasa ng news para malaman mo kung sino sino ang mga may kaso sa gobyerno ngunit para sabihing wala…..juice me. clue: laguna lake devt authority.

  • Albin

    Pag upo ni Penoy, pinangalandakan agad ng bagong NFA head na si Lito Banayo na, “We are swimming in Rice. We have stocks for 3 years”. Tapos, 3 months lang, pumirama na agd si Banayo ng BAGONG importation ng bigas.

    • gikiness

       hindi mo kasi alam kung ilang milyon na ang populasyon sa pinas at kung gaano karami ang kakailanganing bigas masustain lang ito

      • Albin

        malaki nga ang popolasyon, para sabaihin ni Banayo na sobra-sobra ang imbentaryo ng bigas.

      • gikiness


    • Maitum

      So where is Banayo now?

      • Albin

        nagtatago sa saya ni penoy.

    • okayayonip

      may problema lang kasi mga bulok na pala ang madaming bigas kasi sobra importasyon para malaki ang kickback. hindi nga daw kakainin ng baboy eh sa tao pa.

  • Darwin

    alam na alam nila na may rice smuggling pa kasi sila mismo ang smugglers. si senile enrile, nakalimutan ata na senate president sya. why harp on these deficiencies and point the blame to another guy when you yourself could have acted against it? parang security guard na nawitness ang pagnanakaw pero walang ginawa durign the time, pero kinaumagahan ayun nagpainterview at nagsabing baka inside job. pweh! ganitong uri ba ang gusto nating maging senador? wag naman! 

    • ApoLapullapu

      The job of stopping smuggling rests on the Executive Branch not the Senate.

      • Darwin

        Ulul. Its everyone’s job, starting from the President to the lowly barangay kagawads. If they have knowledge, then they should feed it to the anti-smuggling agency. Not just harp and harp and harp.

      • Jimmy Manibo


  • Ed Molina

    enrile, of all people, complaining about smuggling, is for me the height of hypocrisy. it’s like a criminal complaining about the high crime rate in his country.

    • joel genese

      Its like Ramon Revilla Sr. advocating RH Bill.

  • Darwin

    the opposition says kulang ng trabaho. tumaas GDP pero walang FDIs. eto may isang thailand firm pala na nagapply at na-approve, binanatan naman na kesyo may tax holiday daw na 6 year. hanlabo men! ano ba talaga gusto natin?

  • doublecross

    JPE, ngayon alam muna ang nangyayari sa CEZA, bkt wala kang magawa?

    • Arnel

      Suspect yong arrival ng mga imported used vehicles.  Start na ng kampanya para sa mga senadores.  Pwede kasi ibenta yon, yong kita pandagdag sa gastusin sa kampanya.

  • concern_netizen

    Enrile talking against smuggling is like Erap advocating against adultery.  Saksakan ng kawalanghiyaan.  Why can’t these politicians have some decency.  Ganon ba kababaw tingin nila sa mga botante?

    • joel genese

      Kaya nga sila nananalo dahil ganun kababaw ang mga botante. Hindi lang iyun ang tingin nila kundi ganun talaga kababaw mga botantes.

  • ApoLapullapu

    The Administration has all the resources of the Executive department to investigate if there is indeed smuggling.  They should say bluntly that there is no smuggling instead of asking Senator Enrile to prove that there is.

    • gikiness

       wala ka kasing idea kung gaano kapowerful si Mr Viagra sa lalo na sa Cagayan, institusyon na yan mula pa noong Martial Law

      • Arnel

        At saka kanila ang buong Cagayan.

      • ApoLapullapu

        Ang ibig sabihin mas powerful pa si Enrile kay sa kay PNoy?  Ha ha ha!  So ano ang magagawa ni Biazon?

    • ramser

      Your suggestion does lack some merit. You are stating that whatever resources the executive dept has should be directed towards investigating any blind accusations even from senile persons – hope you are not one.

    • Augusto

      “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.”-Mark TWAIN.  Sir, it was Mr. Enrile who alleged that there is rampant smuggling of rice, meat and oil during this administration. The burden of proof is on the side of Mr. Enrile. He who assert must prove. When someone question Mr. Enrile about his book on the ambush of his car which was the prelude to the proclaimation of martial law, he was silent about it. Admission by silence? “Qui tace consentire videtur?”  Man by nature will not remain silent if confronted by a situation where he must speak out his mind about the truth or falsity of an assertion .Or, “Qui non negat, fatetur.”- He who does not deny, admits. Sir, next time you are tempted to open your mouth, please lang,heed the advice of Mark TWAIN. Is it ok to you?

  • JuanTamadachi

    ““If Senate President Enrile knew anything about smugglers and [he has] evidence, he should tell us, and this administration will not hesitate to promptly order an investigation,” said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a phone interview.”

    Right on Old man Enrile has conveniently forgotten a principle in law that says “burden of proof is with the accuser”.  

    Come out with the proof otherwise your pronouncements are nothing but baseless + boring campaign speeches.

    • Long Long

      Well it is asking JPE a complex question. If he answer yes– sasabhin ng tao ikaw may control nyan ah!
      If No, — ay sinungaling ka! (about smuggling in port irene)
      A common person would know na masarap na work is BIR and BOC. Di ko defend si JPE pero magaling siya nung impeachment. walang nasabi malacanang. kontra sya sin tax at rh bill. Pinatira siya sa ibang senador. Kahit yosi nga dami nagbebenta mas mababa sa puhunan. Pano napalusot ng BIR un? Meaning to say kung ndi fake un overprice ang sigarilyo eversince? 
      Pati sa allocation, lahat nmn sila nakakuha, gagalit sila kasi konti lng nakuha nila. All these years nakakuha kayo sasalita pa kayo. Gulo Senate natin, but as a lawmaker, I can see JPE na pag ndi siya sang ayon, ndi talaga. Democracy tayo di ba? Puede nmn kumontra di ba?

      • JuanTamadachi

        Si seᾗor, claro que si. :)

  • Maitum

    what about those second hand imported vehicles in Port Irene?

  • Kokak

    Dapat matigil na ang kaarogantehan ng mga enrile.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Si Penoy naman paniwalaan mo si Jhonny kasi alam na alam niyan dahil smuggler ang mga yan sa Cagayan. Supreme Court nga hindi pinapakinggan Ikaw pa Presidente lang ng Pinas! Alalahanin mo isa siya sa mga may ari ng Pinas dahil sa Dynasty.

  • expanding man

    nagsalita ang smuggler king!  pag tumatagal lalong tumitibay mga magnanakaw talaga. Walang moral ground magsalita ng tuwid na daan mga UNA bets lalo na sina maceda, estrada etc.  Oh lolong, sana sila na lang namatay kysa sayo. 

  • glg_ph

    there’s the ace, every time enrile is questioned on anomalies he always has that ace up in his sleeve ready to be deployed every time he is crossed…di ba trillanes, cayetano,santiago? 

    • puza65


    • okayayonip

      kasama ba sa aces nya ay ang paniningil ng utang sa isang namatay na, sa taong maka-Diyos o may konsensiya ay hindi eto magagawa.

  • Natx Bacalzo

    marcos-martial law administrator Enrile is talking about the smuggling at Port Irene in Cagayan whom he created and is controlled by his family. He is only telling PNoy that he controls the smuggling there and the govt should keep thrri hands off at Port Irene.

    • puza65


  • unokritiko

    Lacierda is taking a bait on enrile!!!!
    Lacierda knows the Enrile clan are smugglers of cars and timber.
    this means Lacierda is inviting Enrile to join the Tuwid na Daan sa baluktot na pamamaraan!!
    Pwe! lacierda

  • geminimind

    Silence is the key to over whelming success and that’s what the smugglers have in common.
    They are suspicious until the day they die.

  • pcosmachine


  • doublecross

    is not a norm….nakakabit na eto sa personalidad nila.

  • Graymatter28

    This is getting so annoying. Where are the promised PPP and those infrastructure projects Mr. President?!?!  Yes! thank you for improving the financial standing of the country but where are the projects?!?!?! It’s already been 3 years so cut this b/s already!

    • filipinaskoh

      aba’y kung gusto mong magkatrabaho- maghanap ka.
      HIndi iyan lalapit sa iyo.

      Madaming projects ang government kung inahanap mo eh iyong maka-PAMULSA KA- SORRY, WALA!!!!

      • Graymatter28

        “aba’y kung gusto mong magkatrabaho- maghanap ka.
        HIndi iyan lalapit sa iyo.”

        What an attitude. No wonder we are going nowhere. That’s not the point and mind you I do work my butts off to make both ends meet. I’m just a concerned citizen who does not have any loyalty whatsoever to any of these ‘party’ clowns in the congress, senate and Malacanang. We were promised to have these important infra projects being taken care of to facilitate investments and job generation but up to now I hardly doubt if it is even moving at all. The GDP growth figure is nothing more than a consumption led growth fueled by OFW money and hot money from stock market flowing into the economy instead of the direct investment type that characterizes the economy of our ASEAN neighbors, China, South Korea and Japan.

      • puza65


  • filipinaskoh

    Hay! Naku Enrile! – Strategist ka talaga!

    Inihahagis mo na naman ang SMUGGLING CASE mo sa government ni PNOY!

    Be specific and identify!

    You are well specified and very much identified ka sa Smuggling sa Fort Irene!

    Walang Lusot!

  • 1voxPopuli

    mudslinging at its finest. parang teleserye lang. its more fun in the philippines talaga. =)

  • junteddy m

     e si enrile ang smuggler sa port irene di ba????enrile huwag mo naman paikutin ang mga tao.

  • noynoyingalways

    Naku Kawawa lalo pag si Binay LOL Makati Gov LUBOG sa utang sa BIR di nakakabayad ng ilang BILLION tapos dumaan na sa special Payment arrangement less than 1B na di parin nag babayad…. tanong ang lake kumita ng Makati Bakit LUBOG sa utang sa BIR at di nakakabayad ng TAX???? Nasan na yung Pera na ilang billion? lol

    Pareho lang ni ENRILE yan….

  • lex

    SUKDULAN na ang KASAMAAN nitong si ENRILE, ibinibintang nya sa iba ang mga masasamang GAWAIN niya. Puro BLACK PROPAGANDA ang ginagawa ng UNA ngayon. Mabuti at NAKAKATULOG pa itong mga taga UNA na ito. Di lang kulay ng balat nila ang ITIM, pati BUDHI nila ITIM!

    • puza65


  • Night


  • albertop

    Fake ambush, illegal distribution of peoples money, smuggling, power grab, illicit affair, what have you…This is the leadership we had for many years

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      Kaya mas mainam ay huwag iboto ang partido Liberal,Una at mga kakampi nito sa dahilan itong mga ito ang nagpapasakit ng ulo ng bayan!!!

  • tunderlulo

    Enrile fired the first shot to dare Pnoy to remove him as senate president. Ang if Pnoy dawdles then he’s a good for nothing president. A leader less balls. Bakla at kenkoy na dapat paalisin at itapon sa Tsina. Pero pag nagkudeta sila sa senado ay papalakpak ako.

    • ramser

      You obviously dont have the faintest idea of how a democracy works. Perhaps you are still dwelling in the good old days of marcos when all it would take is a decree.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Imbes na sabihin iimbestigahan nila ang akusasyon ng matandang kurap na si Enrile ay hinamon pa ito na patunayan…

    Nakakatawa kung mangatuwiran ang damuhong Lacierda…At deny to death pa ang tulisan!!!

    Alam ko na inutil ang administrasyon ito,pero hindi ko inakala na nuknukan pala ng inutil ang mga ito sa dahilan sila na lang hindi nakakaalam ng malawakang  “Smuggling”sa Bureau Of Custom ….

    Kung mapupunta kayo sa isang Mall sa Divisoria ay makikita ninyo ang samo’t sari mga paninda duon na karamihan ay palusot o smuggled goods!!! Hindi kaya alam ni Noynying o Lamierda iyon???

    Eto pa ang isa,kung talagng smuggler ang kurap na si Enrile tulad ng sinasabi ng mga makadilaw,eh bakit hindi batikusin o sampahan ng kaso ni Noynoying ang matandang Enrile??? Sagot ko diyan ay Hindi kaya o walang bayag ang Pangulo ng mga dilaw na sampahan ng kaso si Enrile o dili kaya naman ay hindi pa panahon dahil Pinakikinabangan pa niya ito!!!! PAREHONG KURAP NA PINUNO!!!!

    • satamalang

      Halimbawang gagawa ka ng daanan ng tubig kaso kailangan mong makiraan sa bakuran ng kapitbahay mo, anong gagawin mo. Awayin ang kapitbahay mo.

      Ganyan ang pangulo, kailangang balansehin ang relasyon sa Senado lalo na sa Senate President para maisulong ang mahahalagang panukalang batas na kakailanganin niya.

      A hostile senate is disastrous sa kahit sinong presidente sa pagtutulak ng kanyang mga adhikain. Walang numero ang partido ni PNoy para  alisin si Enrile para senate president.

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Tama ng ang sinabi ko…kahit magnanakaw at kurap kung pinakikinabangan ni Noynoy ay kakampihan niya…eh ano ang tawag kay Noynoy,eh di kurap din…

      • okayayonip

        hindi kurap ang tawag dun, kaya nga may mga advisers ang pres kahit saang bansa mapa amerika man o europe katulad ng pres adviser for political affairs, tulad ng sinabi ni satamalang mas nanaisin ng pangulo na maipasa ang kanyang mga adhikain kesa sa upuan lang eto sa senado. alin ang pipiliin mo kung ikaw ang magpapasya – maisasabatas ang pakikinabangan ng mas higit na nakakarami kapalit ng pagpapaliban sa pag-usig sa isang senador o unahin ang pag-uusig at hindi matuloy ang para sa kabutihan ng bayan.

    • taga-masid

      ANDRES, kasohan mo kaya sila sa ombudsman, huwag ka rin puro dakdak, eh marami ka pa lang alam tungkol sa smuggling – ikaw ba ay isa sa mga smuggler na tauhan ni JPE. ano sa tingin mo?

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Ayaw mong sagutin kung bakit walang bayag ang PANGULO mo na kalabanin si Enrileng kurap…..

        Hindi dapat sayo ang ngalan na taga-masid,ang dapat na pangalan mo ay taga-kinig…Mahusay ka lang kasing makinig ng makinig pero hindi nagmamasid at nag-iisip!!!

  • Mario_Garcia

    What about the imported cars at CEZA?

    • puza65


      • okayayonip

        panggastos siguro sa kandidatura ni jackie enrile, may padating pa nga daw na mas madami eh from japan naman malamang mabawasan ang campaign budget ng UNA.

  • satamalang

    Libangan na ng Senado ang mag-imbestiga.

    Bakit hindi ito inimbestigahan noon ng senate president kung ito,man ay totoo.

    Bakit ngayon lang campaign period ibinunyag: Para magamit sa pangangampanya. Self-serving. Para sa pansariling interes at di talaga interes ng bayan ang tinitingnan.

    Pangalawa, noong nababanggit na ang smuggling sa Fort Irene sa Cagayan na balwarte ng mga Enrile kung saan sinasabing sila ang may malaking impluwensya saka din naman nila sinabing malawakan ang smuggling sa buong bansa: Para ano: mai-divert ang atensyon sa iba.

    NAKAKAPAGDUDA ang intensyon ng mga Enrile.

  • pipsirho

    Who exerts the GREATEST INFLUENCE and CONTROL in Port Irene??? Is smuggling also the norm in Port Irene, or is Port Irene part of the norm, or is Port Irene outside of the norm???

    PORT IRENE should be a SHOWCASE of GOOD export zone OPERATION and PRACTICES since it is the PET PROJECT of JPE, a CRUSADER AGAINST SMUGGLING!!! There should not be any suspicion of smuggling in the zone!!!

  • Carlos_Iho

    Lacierda in effect is saying there are no more smugglers and he is now asking a smuggler to prove that smuggling is still rampant.  This entire government is a joke!  

    All they care about is their popularity rating so they can go on with their personal motives to be in government and whatever these are, certainly these are personal.

    • ramser

      If you were to read carefully – what is asked of ACTOR jpe is to prove that smuggling is still rampant as under GMA and not as what you have suggested – that of NO SMUGGLING at all. This is an activity that can never be fully eradicated just as corruption cannot be fully eradicated. There have been and there will always be greed in mankind.

      • Carlos_Iho

        “If you were to read carefully” you do not see anything alluding to the three most hated letters by yellowish fans.  Why cannot the government simply investigate the allegations and prove to all that smuggling is not “rampant?”  It’s their job!
        Or, run after that dirty old man.  Can they not do that or are they just too afraid of him?

    • stilettoL2

      Your comprehension is very poor. Read carefully b4 you post anything.

      • Carlos_Iho

        Your comprehension is very poor. Read carefully b4 you post anything.  Open your mind to see colors other than yellow!

  • wakats

    Apo Johnny brought to light valid issues such as the alleged rampant smuggling of rice, meat and oil into the country to the prejudice of the local agricultural sector.  He also criticize the BOI for giving investors’ incentives to Thailand’s CP Foods such as tax-free importation of raw materials like corn and other raw materials necessary in its production of livestocks in direct competition with San Miguel Foods, Inc., Bounty Fresh, Monterrey, and other big-time local players.

    However, enrile must also explain the controversial tax-free importation of hundreds of South Korean – made used vehicles in Port Irene despite the SC decision banning importation of said second-hand transport.

    It’s high time enrile’s challenge “to call a spade a spade” be given due course and let the issues he raised, and the issues raised against him, be convincingly clarified/investigated to the satisfaction of the public…. 


  • Rosendoso

    Before a shipment arrived to a port from Cagayan to Mindanao to any port in the country a document call Inward foreign manifest , The IFM is a document given to customs one to two days before the vessel arrived , We the agricultural sector have ask custom to give copy to D.A. And other agency or Agri sector to check all arrival, ayaw nila , why ? They want smuggle to cont. , CUSTOMS stop all of this Smuggling PLEASE kawawa naman Presidente Natin, yun BOSS pala ni presidente Tayo lahat.

  • droccu

    Why is JPE complaining NOW about smuggling in the “entire” Philippines? If he knew about it before, why is he coming out just now? The obvious answer is of course related to recent events: renewed government/public focus on smuggling at Port Irene (for which he and his son will surely get involved) AND the start of the campaign season (perfect time to fault Pnoy and his “tuwid na landas” indirectly hitting the “Pnoy team”). I’m sure its time again for the old Manong to bring out his old “dossiers” on political people to defend himself AND for political gain of his son. Tama na… JPE’s reign should END with his retirement. Don’t vote for Jack Enrile!

  • boi skater

    Apparently Enrile knows so much of the rampant smuggling
    that is going on in the country but he does nothing about them. Being a Senator and
    the president of the senate you would think that he would have the sense of responsibility
    to raise the issue in the senate or tip the authorities with more specifics. As
    always all we get are vague generalities to (hopefully score points) but does
    nothing to solve the problem or apprehend the offenders. What we see here is
    the action of a man who will only do something good if that good only applies
    to him and his family.

  • Albert

    Haha, this is funny. How can JPE complain about smuggling when it is going on right in your face at his Port pet project. He needs to be investigated now. 

  • $16638896

    dapat simulan ang investigation ng smuggling sa Cagayan! para pumutok sa mkha ni enrile ung pagmamalinis nya hihihihih

    • wakats

      Enrile and mirriam’s senate terms end in 2016 and the courageous madam senator has  already filed a resolution to investigate enrile’s Port Irene and the alleged smuggling thereat, right after the start of the 16th congress in July 2013.

      It’s hoped that mirriam will not be called to The Hague yet and be physically fit in her valiant crusade to crack the seemingly invincible Enrile Fortress in the far north….


  • satamalang

    Kailangan naman talagang mapigilan ang smuggling dahil sa negative effect nito sa ekonomiya.

    Kaso nagagamit ito ng mga tao, gaya ng mga Enrile, for political advancement. Kung di pa pala nadadawit ang Fort Irene sa Cagayan at kung di pala panahon ng pangangampanya e hindi niya ito ilalabas.

    How noble his intention was.

  • nakatutok

    bakit hindi sinali ni tatang Johnny ang smuggling ng sasakyan sa Port irene??..eto namang si Lasiengda, hinahamon ang isang smuggler na patunayang may smuggling pa sa Pilipinas!!…tanggalin nyo mga muta na nakatakip sa mata nyo….

  • Marcial

     Gusto Ko HAPPY KA!!!

    Madaming naloko si Senador Enrile sa katagang ito. Natupad ba ang pangako ng MARTIAL LAW PLANNER? Ang malaking sagot HINDI!!!  Iboboto pa ba natin ang mga ENRILE?

    The ENRILE’s are syndicate who wanted to maintain their full control of the northern part of the Philippines to enrich their CLAN and PORT IRENE is a clear source in smuggling in the Philippines and this is the creation Enrile’s. If you want to define smuggling in the PHILIPPINES, it’s the PORT IRENE of the ENRILE’s is the ANSWER!

    It’s time for the PRESIDENT to start change the SENATE PRESIDENCY after this coming Election!

    If you will read the ENRILE MEMOIR, ENRILE clearly declared himself as a SAINT who did not make any single fault during the MARCOS REGIME!


  • Fayha

    ilang Presidente na ang nanungkulan pero tinotolarate nila si Enrile. akalain mo King of Smuggler, King of Illegal Logger at isa sa tatlong hari na Womanizer. Bakit andyan pa yan sa Senado. Dapat lahat nang BOBOtante sa Pilipinas magisng na. 

  • 2rey3

    All smuggling activities are destructive to the economy may they be identified with the administration or the opposition. Hwag personal attack dahil napakinabangan din naman si SP Enrile against Corona di ba?? Maka Aquino man o maka opposition ang involved sa smuggling ay dapat parusahan para patuloy ang pagtahak di lamang sa matuwid na daan kung hindi para sa tamang daan.

    • okayayonip

      that’s part of his evil strategy, to be an instrument in removing corona to gain brownie points at magkaroon ng parang personal na utang na loob sa kanya ang gobyernong PNoy ng sa ganun ay hindi siya diretsahang mababatikus sa kanyang mga illegal na gawain, but still sabi nga nila “there’s so many ways to skin a cat” para mailabas ang baho ni enrile, katulad ni ex-gen montano sa pagbubuking ng ‘ambush me’ scenario ni enrile who knows kung sinong may-utos na ilabas ang issue na eto sa press.

  • ohmypinas

    si Haring Bingi magalimg talaga sa psy war parang boy scout laging  handa… sya ang ipit dito sa smuggling sa port irene instead sabihin normal lang yun under pnoy admi… magaling talaga magpalusot pati yung kerida nagawang 24th senator…. gusto nya, happy sya

  • axe musk

    JPE is really the protector of the car smuggling in Port Irene, that’s the very reason the local authorities were hesitant to go after the operators, officials & employees of the Port Irene… What is the value of 1 sack of rice against the value of one ordinary car Mr. JPE if both were smuggled??? Does it matter??? Nagmamalinis ka lang sa pwesto…. JPE and its roots should have no more place in the gov’t. much so in the legislature…. We Filipinos should NOT VOTE for these TRAPOS vying for position on the coming 2013 elections… 

    These ENRILE’S, BINAY’S, ESTRADA’S, were just seeking for gov’t. post to protect their businesses… both legal and illegal….THEY ALL DO NOT DESERVE ANY SEAT IN THE GOVT. 


    • puza65


    • Nelson Sin

      I agree. Let’s unite and get rid of these TRAPOS like the ESTRADAS, BINAYS, ENRILES and other crooks this coming May election!!

  • kilabot

    it’s like saying prove noykapon smokes and coughs.

  • JK1000

    Baka ibig sabihin nina Enrile sa port irene ay talamak ang smuggling dahil sa kanilang bakuran ay mismong mga imported cars ay nakukuha nila. Makapal din mukha nitong mag-amang ito.

  • jung jacinto

    Ako mr lacierda may alam ako, yong 2000 container na nawala la, na saan , ano ang investigation nyo dyan,,

  • Loy

    When a legislator denounces something, it is the job of the police agencies without need of a Presidential order to pick up the phone, make an appointment with the legislator and ask for particulars of the purported crime and do the necessary police work of building the case for eventual arrest and indictment. Surely, a legislator with several years of rapport and work with military and police elements will always have information on what is going on around the country. Remember the incident when his car was carnapped and he threatened the carnappers on the air and the car was returned within a few hours with the car returned safely at the parking lot of the Intercon Hotel? Indeed, if the police can waste people and government resources in fielding  20 men just to guard a kid who will only be playing basketball just as what they did at Dasmarinas Village yesterday, no policeman can be around to catch the neighborhood toughie – much less, do serious police work against hijackers and smugglers.

  • $23601969

    Quite odd that smuggled non-VAT goods like meat and rice are in focus and not the VATable goods where significant revenue losses are experienced.

  • 陳金針

    Maybe you guys should look here in Region 9 and Region 10 area most of corn buyers aren’t buying anymore from local farmers since tons of imported corns are here. Farmers are having a hard time selling there corns here since the prices of imported corns are way to low and with a stricter standard set by companies like B-Meg etc. farmers are forced to add product cost to ensure it passes the standard they set.

  • fernan107

    alam ni enrile na may smuggled goods kasi sa mismong bayan niya sa port irene doon galing ang mga smuggled second hand cars….susmaryosep ka indo…kilala ka na enrile kung ano ang tunay na balat mo…hunyango…

  • mavtan

    Mukhang nakahanap ng kakampi ang mga rice cartel kay Enrile. Yung inimport kasi nilang bigas andun sa BOC, hindi nakalusot kaya naghahanap ng pwede nilang maging padrino. Sino pa ba makakatulong sa kanila kundi ang hari ng importer ng Port Irene sa Cagayan. Kapag ang mga Enrile pa rin ang makakapwesto sa Senado balik ang maliligayang araw ng mga rice cartel tulad nung panahon ni GMA.

  • disqusted0fu

    Yet another good twist by the Palace spokesperson to evade a supposed direct hit on the Aquino administration. Nonetheless, this is a good challenge that Sen. Enrile should definitely take with the condition that if he does prove them wrong Palace officials should resign because obviously their straight path government is not effective.

    • epros

      Sa Port Irene meron doon !!!!

  • Itchick

    Di po ba nakapagtataka na alam na pala ng ating magigiting na mga senador na mayroong smuggling bakit po hindi nila ipinahuhuli? Hindi po ba mai-papalagay na pagtataksil sa sinumpaang tungkulin nilang ipagtatanggol at uunahin ang kapakanan ng sambayanan ang hindi nila pag-kibo gayong alam na pala nilang mayroong katiwaliang nangyayari sa paligid? Ano naman po kaya ang ginagawa ng ating mga pulis at ahensiya ng gobyernong nakaka-sakop at dapat na umaaksyon sa mga bagay na ito? Bakit po ang daming sinasabing mga gumagawa ng mga katiwalian pero wal naman pong pinapangalanan? Magkano, este ano po ba ang nang-yayari at nagkakaganito? Marami pa po sana akong tanong kaya lang po hindi po ako masyadong marunong mag-makenilya e. Sa susunod naman po iyong iba. Salamat po, at nawa ay gisingin ng DIYOS ang ating natutulog na mga diwa.

    • $23601969

      Culture of Corruption.  No politician wants to stop smuggling at Customs because those who are not in power are just waiting for their turn to benefit from corruption.  Smuggling at Customs must be stopped by the Aquino administration soon to finally put a stop to this cycle.

    • okayayonip

      “scratch my back and i’ll scratch yours”

  • joel genese

    Hindi ba nag uunahan kayo sa pagkalkal ng kung ano ano? Pagkakataon nyo na ito para magkaroon ng media exposure. Paimbestigahan mo na yan enrile, in aid of legislation. Nakapagtataka na hindi nyo ginawa.

  • kontra_boohaya

    Pareparehas lang mga yan.  Who would dare check a cabinet member or a senator or a governor on alleged illegal activities?  Garcia, Ebdane, Espino, Pineda come into mind but so far it’s all talk.

  • SunTzu

    Rampant naman talaga smuggling sa Port of Enrile, I mean Port of Irene…

  • blahblah05

    Hume-hello and mga used cars sa Port Irene. Kapal talaga to the nth level!

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Enrile is an arrogant guy. He’s daring the present establishment to chastise all of the ill-gotten wealth and blood money he’s labored all these years. The Aquino government should call his bluff. We’ll see if after all the dust has setlled if anything will be left of political influence. A thief in
    the night thinks that all other people are also thieves.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    it is… enrile is still doing it. :)

  • patrickinca

    Enrile is only covering his tracks. Him himself is in charge of the smuggling going on in northern luzon for more than a decade now. Him and his son. He will not fool anybody nowadays.

    • Nelson Sin

      Enrile thinks he can fool as, the Filipino people, all the time, every time!!. This administrator of marshal law should have been kicked out of our country like Marcos’s, Ver, and his cronies, after the down fall of the dictator.

  • pipsirho

    SMUGGLING + GAMBLING = PORT IRENE (whose port is this?)

    • Jezzrel

      goverment port as it is not owned by a private entity……….

      • pipsirho

        But controlled by the Enriles?

  • AllinLawisFair

    We dare Senate President Enrile to name those who are involved in the entry of luxury vehicles in Port Irene in his home province of Cagayan. He should identify those who benefit directly and indirectly in the importation of these cars which has been declared by the Supreme Court as illegal. 

    After that, he can call attention to what he alleges as rampant smuggling of rice, meat and oil. 

    • okayayonip

      who are involved? just look who is incharge of that smuggling port and their family tree.

  • nparvus1202

    Hanep naghahanap ang mga  abnoyans. Tumunign lang kayo sa isat-isa makikita nyo na ang mga smugglers.

    • tower_of_power

       Hahaha … in a way tama ka!!! Pero kung kilala ni Enrile kung sino sino ang mga smugglers sa mga tao ni Pnoy … huwag siya matakot … sabihin nya lahat ng mga pangalan …. ipakita niyang matapang siya para sa bayan!!! Hindi nga sya takot ma ambush … hahahaha!!! O baka naman isang blackmail nanaman yan kasi meron siyang gusto makuha kay Pnoy?

  • RyanE

    SP Enrile has the gall to blame somebody about smuggling while at his very own backyard smuggling is taking place in broad daylight. The operators in his province even have the audacity to defy SC order. Or perhaps the SP is one of those operators?

    • puza65

      siempre namumulitika eh…at saka nadale ung sa cagayan port kaya naghihmutok…

    • RomyLitz

      He is certainly a senile person. He does not know he is actually peeing at his own pants. He reminded Allan Peter of the “kahoy” last month where Juan is long perceived as the biggest illegal logger in Cagayan, and now, he’s talking about the smugglers? He is the author of this smuggling of vintage and used cars in 1995 !! He is just indefensibly senile. Hence the UNA would mean UNA mahuhulog sa bangin of losers come 2013 election. All because of the unintentional HARAKIRI gobbledygook of Juan the Ulylianeng Maestro !!

  • frudo

    panahon na naman ng papogi!!!!

  • KpTUL

    “That’s what a ‘straight path’ is. He should identify these crooks since
    we, too, want Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to be happy,” 

    Nandyan na naman ang pagka daldal ni Lacierda. Cant he just answer with finesse ? Yung mga sagot nya always showbiz style. He should go to youtube and watch how the White house spokesperson answers questions with wit. Pwede ba mag hire nlng ng professional si PNoy ? nakakasira sa imag ‘tong madal dal na si lacierda ehh

  • Ricky Salvador

    magko-comment sana ako e, pero bakit pa? the pen is mightier than the “word” eleksyon na lang ako babawi sa mga lintek na salot sa bayan na mga hinayupak nga mga political dynasties na yan na walang ginawang magaling kundi protektahan ang mga makasarili nilang mga interes at  siguraduhing magtuluy-tuloy ang pagsasamantala nila sa mga kaawa awang mga pinoy sa pamamagitan ng paguudyok sa mga anak-anakan nilang tumkbo sa pulitika…(hay hingal…)

  • Tuskig

    Belated happy birthday pala, Senator. Sana lagi kang happy sa kandungan ng sexy mong Chief of Staff. Saludo talaga ako sa inyo Juanito Furuganan. Kaya mangibabaw sa batas ng Pilipinas mula sa administrasyon ng yumaong Presidente Cory Aquino hanggang sa kanyang anak, kaya mong paikotan pati ang mahigit isang daang milyong Pilipino. Tsk! tsk!

  • RomyLitz

    Lolo Juan is just simply consistent in making everybody “happy kayo” mood. So with the smugglers, murderers and looters. Everybody should be happy. In fact, the beautiful Gigi will certify how happy she is with him every night thru the years !

  • doublecross

    sige nga, hulihin ninyo lahat ng illegal smuggler na yan…

  • satamalang

    Nakatutuwang isipin na mas marami na sa Filipino ang malalim mag-isip base sa mga comments sa article na ito.

    Di na basta-basta ma-sway ng propaganda at pagpapapogi ng mga pulitiko.

    Kabahan na sila at nag-iisip na ang mga botante ngayon. Sana maikalat din natin sa iba.

    Pilipinas may pag-asa pa.

    Galit ang Pinoy sa corrupt at magnanaaw.

  • Jim De Garman

    kung totoo na alam ni DOM enrile ang smuggling sa kasalukuyang adminitrasyon Aquino bakit di niya paimbestigahan at ngayun lang ibinulgar sa pangangampanya, namumulitika lamang si JPE para iboto ng taong bayan ang anak niyang si Jack.  hanggang sa pagtanda puro kabalbalan at kasinungalingan pa rin ang sinasabi.

  • Guest


    JPE already did. In the senate inquiry last De 2012, this video details the modus operandi of former NFA Chief Lito Banayo in rice smuggling. Banayo is a PNoy appointee. Let’s also not forget that JPE is also a luxury car smuggler.

    In short, the Palace enables rice smuggling by appointing corrupt people like Banayo. JPE himself and his son-in-law Jame Kocher are also into luxury car smuggling.

    See for yourself. youtube,com/watch?v=jFpZndSlgbM

    Meanwhile, what is Ombudsman Morales doing? Bakit hindi pa kumilos? Nasa video tape na po ang hinahanap nyong ebidensya?

  • pj2003

    alam na alam ni King Enrile na talamak pa rin ang smuggling lalo na ng mamahaling sasakayan… kahit itanong pa ninyo sa mga taong nakapaligid sa Port Irene sa Cagayan. 

  • Juan

    yan ang gusto ko kay manong johnny .. matagal na niyang alam ang mga irregularidad sa gobyerno ay di pa nya binubulgar .. tulad na lang ng tungkol sa mga PPA PPA na yan sa Meralco .. pero may nagawa ba sya ? wala di ba. ! ! ! Ngayon ay may bago siyang alegasyon ang patuloy na pag smuggle ng Bigas ? ? ? Naghihintay lang sya ng tamang panahon para ibulgar kung totoo man ito .. at ang panahong iyan ay ngayong nalalapit na halalan … ANG TINDI MO TYONG ! ! ! !  ABOT HANGGANG DITO KAKAPALAN NG MUKHA NYO ! ! ! 

  • Marvelous D

    at boboto pa kayo sa isa pang enrile? magiging dalawa na smuggler sa senado ngayon!
    ang mga pilipino talaga napakabobo tuwing eleksyon. tamaan sana kayo ng karma sa mga bumoto sa kanila!

  • marivon

    sagutin mo yung smuggling ng kotse sa Cagayan. Para kang si Corona kung ano ano ang isyu na hindi naman relevant sa iyo. Sinungaling ka talagang matanda ka, kapal muks thanks to Bello.

    • wawa2172

       The car smuggling in cagayan is similar to smuggling rice of the admin. The palace should present evidences against Enrile if he is involved and same is Enrile showing his evidences against the palace. Enrile and the palace are into smuggling thus hindi maganda at matuwin ang daan nila. Different stroke, different style, Enrile and the palace are on the same business that is smuggling. Its election time so what do we expect.

  • parefrank

    Enrile has to show evidence? Means the palace doe not know anything about smuggling? Why the there are always confiscations and businesses claim that they areaffected by smuggled goods which are sold cheaper? maybe some untouchable or KKKs are also ivolved nd thrfore no real investigation.

    • Ed Angeles

      Of course, the burden of proof is on the accuser. Don’t you know that? The one who accuses should present the evidence that his charges are true. Kung wala kang proof tumahimik ka na lang kasi paran chismis lang ang mga sinasabi mo! Yan si Enrile. Puro dada lang!

    • scorpio15

      Para kang Makapili. Turo ka ng Turo at Hindi ka rin pala sigurado kung sino ang mga Smugglers.

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  • Darwin

    Does not Ruffy Biazon’s utter failure to meet customs target SPEAK FOR ITSELF? How then to explain if not smuggling? Unless of course, you’re saying Biazon’s an unfit appointment, which is a reflection of Pnoy’s characteristic KKK tendencies and poor judgment.

  • okayayonip

    kahit sino ang mapapwesto ang smuggling business ay never, never na mapigilan ng lubusan dahil sa maraming kadahilanan, unang-una papaano mo mahuhuli ng agad agad ang mga corrupt na customs employees at officials, they might be one step ahead of those RATS and intelligence agencies, expert din sila sa mga loopholes sa departamento. meron ding smugglers na malakas ang koneksyon sa itaas o may protektor at ang iba ay nagsusugal na lang na sa pag under value or misdeclaration ng tamang goods sa kakulangan ng mga x-ray machine. ngunit kung pinag-iibayo naman ang kampanya upang mabawasan smuggling upang hindi maging talamak na nakikita naman sa mga nahuhuli at nakakasuhan ay magandang senyalis eto na ginagampanan nila ang kanilang trabaho. makakatulong tayo kung may magandang workable idea tayong  maibibigay sa ikalulutas ng smuggling upang pag-aralan nila  

  • $20174498

    Bago sana kayo magreact sa isang issue, sana basahin nyong maige para hindi kayo makuryente. TALAK KAYO NG TALAK EH PURO OGAG AT OBOB NAMAN PALA KAYO.

  • jennifer ali

    No Enrille’s ” kids ” not be voted in this years election please…. coz he was on Marcos side for MARTIAL LAW !  Ano ba tayong PILIPINO, tanga, please ang taong yan ay manipulative tulad ng ibang politicians na bigla na lang papanig kung alam nyang babagsak ang ang rehimen na matagal nyang kinunsinte at tinulungan at yumaman pa!  Am apolitical but seeing and reading a lot makes me puke of these people! Ang may kasalanan ay tayong mga PILIPINO na walang pakialam, may artista na sikat ay iboboto, nghee! bayaran ka ng daan iboto mo tapos pag nagkaroon ka ng problema ay ang gobyerno ang sisisihin mo, sarili mo dapat sisihin mo dahil ikaw ang may kapangyarihan sa boto mo kaya gising kayo lalo na ang mahihirap pero ingatz din sa di nyo alam ay alyansa ng communista kaya magtanong-tanong sa may alam!

  • w33k3nd3r

    Jackie Enrile is a murderer.

  • IbigMongSabihin

    Of course mas masahol at mas big-time ang rice smuggling the past 2 years 2011 and 2012. all statistics point to that. Dept of Agri published projection for 2011 was self-sufficiency in rice production due to the infra development made by the previous Arroyo admin. This projection was confirmed by the department head and we heard Noynoy Aquino boasting it during his 2011 SONA. … But ironically in 2011 we imported more rice compared to the average importation of the previous arroyo admin, and do not forget how Noynoy lambasted the Arroyo admin for rice importation. And now here’s the worst case…. the published projection for 2012 rice production was only 300,000 metric tons but the Dept of Agri confirmed last week that the country actually produced around 30,000,000 metric tons in 2012 kahit maraming flashed floods ang dumaan at nasira ang maraming rice fields. So. marunong ba ang typical pinoy para makapag evaluate ng statistics para makita kung gaano kagarapal ang rice smuggling last yea 2012? At bakit tahimik ang lahat sa gobyerno sa bagay na ito? Dahil ba sa pangako ni Noynoy sa last SONA niya na starting 2013 ay sobrang-sobra na ang bigas sa Pilipinas? Hmmm, adequacy of rice through big-time syndicated smuggling by those favored by malacanang!

  • Graymatter28

    This administration had been wasting 3 years of its precious time entertaining TRIVIAL political issues (such as this retarded headline about daring JPE about the existence of smuggling as the norm) coming on his way instead of getting the job done without too much of media mileage and excessive praise releases. Grow up Mr. President!

  • Charles Lynel F. Joven

    charge ENRILE and company for smuggling..! isn’t it obvious in places like PORT IRENE?…

  • Ros Feliciano

    Naturaslly Mr. JPE says that smuggling is still rampant because he know everything about what is going on as he is considered an authority in ecouraging it to persist, which in his place it is being existing with impunity like importing of used cars. Importing of used cars is considered smuggling activity due to the prohibition order from the SC even though they claim that they are paying taxes. For what is the authority of the SC when such authority is not followed?

  • boldyak

    hindi ka na kailangan ng nasa Poder, Mr Enrile….tapos na ang pangangailangan sa iyo…bwahahahaha…

  • lex

    Ang pinuno ng UNA lalo na si ERAP at ENRILE ay matagal na sa GOBYERNO. Talak sila ng talak ngayon kasi ELECTION. Akala mo ang gagaling pero tingnan nyo ang mga TRACK RECORD nila, puro CORRUPTION, JUETENG, SMUGGLING, LOGGING, di ba? Tapos kung umasta sila during CAMPAIGN sa harap ng mga tao parang ang gagaling.


  • virgo57

    Itong matandang Enrile puro ka satsat pero alam ng taong bayan Ikaw ang godfather ng smugglers.Sinungaling ka talaga.

  • samarutan

    Nagmamalinis ang matandang viagra! Hindi ba kaparte ka ng gobyerno ng pagkatagal tagal na? Kahit load ng cell phone pinakikialaman mo e bakit naman meron pa lang nagyayari na smuggling ng mga basic necessities, ngayon ka lang campaign period nagngangalngal? Makapangyarihan ka! Presidente ka ng Senado! Dapat pinaimbestigahan mo yan para maayos at mapatibay nyo ang batas ng mapigil na ang smuggling. 

    Pero di nyo gagaawin yon! Parang pinagbawalan mo na rin ang iyong sarili at mga kamag-anak na mag smuggle. Para niyo na rin sinara ang gripo ng inyong kayamanan dahil apektado ang Port Irene. 

    Ay Apo! And now you want to ensure your interests will continue to be protected by having your jackass son elected as Senator. Sige, bolahin mo mga tangang kababayan Pilipino. At itpagpatuloy ang pagkamkam! Tandaan mo, hindi mo matatamasa magpakaylanman ang bunga ng inyong  kasamaan kahit na araw araw pa kayong mag stem cell therapy.May hantungan tayong lahat na nilalang. Ang salapi at material na bagay ay di mo madadala sa kabilang buhay. 

    Makakarma ka rin at ng mga kaanak mo!

  • opinyonlangpo

    For them smuggling still is the norm. Thats your political leadership.

  • Avery_23

    Smuggling is still rampant. Both Aquino and Enrile are doing it!

  • CianaBoots

    Wow, nagmamalinis naman tong si Manong Johnny. Nilaglag mo na ang sarili mo sa pagbanggit ng smuggling2x na yan, eh alam naman ng lahat na bisyo mo ang magsmuggle ng mga kotse. Isa kang garapal! I won’t risk my future by voting trapos. 

  • CianaBoots

    I just hope that ordinary citizens (those who have no access to the Internet, etc.) must be vigilant this coming election. Sana din lang they should not be swayed by these trapos’ cliches and motherhood statements during their political ads and campaign sorties. Makibalita, magsaliksik tungkol sa mga kandidato, at magbasa. Isipin ang kinabukasan. Vote wisely.

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