No politics in stopping Port Irene car importations—Team PNoy spokesmanBy Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon’s order to stop the release of more than 200 imported used cars and vans at Port Irene in Sta. Ana, Cagayan, has nothing to do with politics and “everything to do with law enforcement,” Team PNoy spokesman Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone said on Saturday.
Evardone, a member of the ruling Liberal Party, made the statement amid insinuations that Biazon’s move was meant to discredit Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, one of the leaders of the United Nationalist Alliance and main author of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority charter.
“There should be no sacred cows, no special treatment in law enforcement. Is anyone complaining that we are enforcing the law? Is anyone suggesting that fighting smuggling is wrong?” Evardone said in a statement.