More BMWs, Porsches, Benzes, Hummers arriving

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STA. ANA, Cagayan—A fleet of Hummers, Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes Benzes, a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and other used luxury cars due to arrive on Saturday at Port Irene here may end up as pieces of junk once the government imposes the ban on imported vehicles, the trade of which has become a mini-industry at the free port.

Documents obtained by the Inquirer showed that the fleet of “high-end” cars was part of the shipment of 446 used vehicles on the Japanese cargo ship MV Zambales, which is expected to dock at the port in Casambalangan village here at 6 a.m. on Feb. 23.

Nilo Aldeguer, senior deputy administrator of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza), said the vessel was earlier scheduled to arrive here Friday but the shipping company advised Ceza officials that poor weather and a gale warning raised in northern Luzon would delay the arrival by a day.

Aldeguer expressed concern over the magnitude of the possible losses that car traders here would incur should the national government ignore their plea of reconsidering directives for agencies to stop used-car importation through the free port here.

“We’re talking here of a substantial amount of investment on the part of our [car traders], not to mention the government revenue that will not be realized,” he said.

Ceza officials, used-car dealers, as well as automotive workers are worried after the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Land Transportation Office this week directed their field offices in Cagayan not to process the documentation and registration of the vehicles.

In a worst-case scenario, car traders have the option to reexport the vehicles affected by the ban, or these will be left as junk within the free port, said Ceza Administrator Jose Mari Ponce in an earlier interview.

On Wednesday, Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said his directive covered all imported used vehicles not processed at the time he issued the order, in deference to a Supreme Court decision that affirmed a government-imposed ban on the entry of used vehicles.

30 Hummers

A cargo manifest provided by Fenix (Ceza) International Inc., the importer of the vehicles, indicated that the shipment that is due to arrive here on Saturday contained four units of Hummer H3 and 26 units of the older model H2, with price tags of at least P2.5 million each.

The shipment also includes 53 Mercedes Benz sport sedans; 21 various models of BMW; seven Porsche 911, Boxster and Carrera sedans; a Ferrari F335 Berlinetta; and a Lamborghini Murcielago. A Harley Davidson motorcycle is also listed in the manifest.

Fenix staff members, however, could not provide an estimated value for the other high-end cars, supposedly because they are priced only after arrival in the country and upon the importer’s application for “customs entry” with the BOC.

Also part of the cargo are high-end, off-road trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The bulk is composed of Japanese-brand passenger vans, sedans and mini wagons.

Aldeguer said most of the used vehicles originated from Yokohama in Japan, while a few units were loaded in Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.

Biggest dealer

Peter Geroue, president and chief executive officer of New Apollo International Cagayan Trading Inc., the biggest dealer of used vehicles here, called on the government to take a clear-cut position on the legal debacle confronting the trade.

“We are willing to abide by any directive that the government will impose on our business. We only want them to clarify and fix things because as of the moment, it’s a mess,” he said, referring to what industry players described as a legal conflict between Executive Order Nos. 156 and 418.

EO 156, which was deemed as having been affirmed by the Supreme Court in its Jan. 7 ruling, prohibits the importation of used vehicles into the country, except for buses, trucks and multipurpose vehicles.

Members of the Automotive Rebuilders of Cagayan, a group of used-car dealers here, said they used a later issuance, EO 418, as their legal basis for importation.

The order modified tariff charges and import duties on imported second-hand units that they interpreted as having allowed the importation. Both orders were issued by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Geroue denied insinuations that the used-car industry here had been engaged in smuggling.

“That is something that [the public] should take out of their minds because that is not true, and every unit is accounted for. If one can provide a single piece of evidence that smuggling happens here, they can come to me and I will give my company to them,” he said.

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  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Can other ports in the country can import used vehicles?  Why not make it available for all ports of the country so that job are equally distributed all over the country if these importers are really concerned about jobs and revenues?

    • AllinLawisFair

      Executive Order 156  bans the importation of used vehicles into any part of the country.

      • ewankosayo

         except cagayan….  :))

    • bol pen

      If that would have happened, hindi na kumita si Enrile.

    • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

       much better!

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

    Talagang big time smuggler ang son-in-law ni Enrile! Imagine kapitalan mo lahat ng luxury cars and this stupid Nilo Aldeguer is worried about the lost customs duties for the government. He was not worried about the violation. Hawak talaga ni Enrile ang smuggling sa Cagayan.

    But this is good lumalabas lahat ng baho ni Enrile. Wala ng boboto sa anak niyang killer Jackie!

    • Ilihanboy

      mabuhay si enrile. tanungin mo ang mga senador na tinakot niyang umalis bilang senate president. Sila lahat tinabunan ng pera ni enrile the great…one of the UNA kings

      huwag kayong magalit sa sinabi ko. you elected him senator – knowing what he was, what he is now and what he will be. For heaven’s sake you deserve each other. YOU DESERVE ENRILE.

  • Guest

    We already know that.

    Port Irene is a smuggling port.

    Bakit nasindak ni Enrile si Ruffy Biazon?

    Bakit nasindak ni Enrile si Leila Delima?

    Mga duwag naman pala ito. Pati si Aquino.

    • ewankosayo

       baka mag coup de etat.. pag tinalo nila yan…bigyan lang nila ng mga ferrari and lambo yung mga general ..sama na sa kanila yun,…

  • Hey_Dudes

    Ferraris? Lamborghinis?  Hummers? For crying out loud?  How do you drive these machines in the country where majority of roads are dotted with pot holes?   Also, if anyone should decide driving one of these snazzy machines, does it follow owner of the car owns a gasoline station? I will bet, owning these, one would have to hire convoy of security men?  I think more than anything, the only statements representing these smuggling vis-a-vie beautiful automobiles versus 66% poverty rate is – we have a rotten culture where compassion and sensitivity not among our good traits.

    • IbigMongSabihin

      i disagree na ang highways or main roads and even the secondary roads in cities are dotted with pot holes. yes, that was the general condition until the time of marcos and then cory. but during the time of ramos, there was massive improvements and expansion of road networks, and arroyo continued the road artery development. but unfortunately noynoy admin suddenly decided to stop the momentum of the ramos/arroyo programs… Hey_Dudes, i don’t know about you but i travelled a lot since 1970’s and have seen the changes in many philippine roads in luzon, visayas and mindanao. not mentioning the connecting dirty towns and cities turning into clean places. noticeable also are the mushrooming of decent motels/hotels in small cities. also travelled in many middle eastern countries and can say that many internal or tertiary roads inside major cities like jeddah or khobar, for example, are dotted with pot holes and garbage- worst than what you can find in a bigger philippine city. right now i am in this progressive city of bakersfield, california where the condition of city roads are just like in bigger philippine cities. the last 3 months i was in houston, TX and chicago, IL but i cannot compare the better houston or chicago roads to manila roads because houston and chicago are more of industrial cities that were developed more recently with proper planning and more money. rather, better to compare los angeles roads to manila roads. better still, compare jakarta roads or bangkok roads to manila roads and one will not find considerable differences. the clean singapore roads are curvy and narrower so i personally prefer manila roads. meaning, you can drive any car on philippine highways and cities. meaning also that you can only appreciate the philippine country and its roads and its people and its culture if you travel farther and spent some time in other asian cities like karachi, pakistan or bombay, india.

      • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

         not their main roads that connects  Al Khobar/Dammam to Riyadh! you can zoom to your hearts content but then what’s the point!

      • Ilihanboy

        nagyabang lang yan na kung saan saan siya napunta. hambug ang kumag na ito !

      • patukar

        Abu Sambra to Doha to Mesaeid very good hi- way

      • zhardan

         Yup sa totoo lang maganda na ngayon ang roads sa Pilipinas simula sa admin ni Ramos at Arroyo. Sayang wala nang Tour of Luzon or Tour ng Pilipinas.  Maranasan sana ng ating cyclists ang road condition sa bansa di katulad noong 1970’s.

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        garbage roads. looks like made of molasses.  roads sagged and becomes pot holes.  doesn’t last.

    • willydee68

      Well, perhaps any jeepney in the Philippines consumes more fuel than a hightech Benz or BMW engine…

  • $14334231

    a few days from now, we may not hear a word about these used cars anymore…..the government itself is afraid of you know who….like alan below me had said , this is a well-known fact throughout the archipelago about port irene, but the government is acting like the three monkeys…see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil….afraid of one the kings?….you betcha….nobody from this government, nor from the previous governments, have touched these stakeholders called the enrile mafioso…..they all know where they might wind up…6 feet deep under or pantions…….. 

  • vaporub123

    tapunan na talaga ang pilipinas ng mga pinaglumaan gamit ng ibang bansa kaya hindi tayo umuusad paabante.ito naman mga politico,ginagamit sangkalan ang pwesto nila upang gagawin legal ang mga kalokohan ginagawa tulad ng smuggling,at ang mga customs at b.i.r. ay walang nakikita dahil natapalan ng pera ang mga mata nila.

  • bayankopdi

    With these numbers of luxury cars arriving every week or even twice a week for the past many years how much did the BOC collect?  Can any MEDIA  research on these? Just curious…

  • spider69

    I think Hummer was already discontinue. napaka worst when it comes to gas mileage. kokonti lang ang bumibili kahit mayaman.

  • AllinLawisFair

    Like we have said before, the best way for the  government to do is for the Bureau of Customs and the Land Transportation Office not to process the papers of these illegally imported used vehicles. 

     

    • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

       ha ha but for a “special fee” LTO will process anything!

  • bogli_anakdami

    hoy mga flip gung gongs, hindi ninyo kayang itumba si bayagra enrile…

    ‘sang pirma lang yan, lusot lahat ng ukay ucars jan iloko-lokos regions…

  • Dy Pailad

    More campaign funds coming.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    In the last two weeks alone, PDI has repeatedly banner-headlined and posted pictures of Enrile’s Port Irene smuggling.

    Why has no arrest been made? Why is Enrile and his family not behind bars yet?

    So much talk, so little action.

    • willydee68

      Well, maybe because PDI is not in the legal position to put someone behind bars…

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        The government is. You look and sound like Enrile’s son in law Mr. Kocher.

    • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

       nobody in the govt. will even dare, even think about it, they are untouchables!

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Patay kambataka if the likes of Enrile remain untouchable.

  • IbigMongSabihin

    issues like hidden but rampant rice smuggling, sugar smuggling, car smuggling ang dapat noon pa inatupag ng aquino admin. instead, ilang taon na puro arroyo sins ang inatupag para pag piyestahan ng media at masa. halimbawa, bakit daw pinayagan ni arroyo ang OWWA directors na gumamit ng pera para alisin sa magulong Iraq ang mga OFW pinoys – ganoong wala raw sa rules iyon. bakit daw pinayagan gamitin ang ibang pera ng PCSO para sa military budget – ganoong wala raw na clear rules para roon…. etc, etc… and hatol ay malakng crimes iyon ni arroyo! but really? technicalities are not big time crimes esp kung intact naman pala ang auditing ng whole funds as we later found out….. meaning, the aquino admin ay nawili sa misplaced priorities and lost 2 long years para mapag tuunan ng pansin ang main issues like rice, sugar, and car smuggling. isama mo pa ang cement smuggling na matagal ng issue. at ang lumalaking chicken and vegetable smuggling mula china na di kaya ma control ng gobyerno.

  • Anqui

    SIMPLY LANG YAN…TOTAL the Supreme Court has decided on banning importation of Used Cars…the government should confiscate all vehicles unloaded into the country.  Pero INUTIL nanan ang Gobierno dahil si Enrile ang may kagagawan nang Smugling. So to make it even with him…DO NOT VOTE FOR HIS SON AND ALL UNA SENATORIAL CANDIDATES,  because they are all the same…CORRUPT!!!!

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

      Correct! UNA is United Nakaw Alliance!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    PINALALAMIG LANG KAYO!!  LUSOT ANG MGA ‘YAN. MATULIN PA SA ALAS KUATRO.

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

    The clear cut directive is to stop the importation of surplus units. It’s a very clear direction. There should be no other interpretation. Stop this kind of business. All pending surplus units should be re exported otherwise these will just be junked. No other option! Period!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DGYQPEJVAWF4N7DIHPD33DD7LY PHILLIP

    Interpreting EO 418 to justify importation of second-hand luxury vehicles excepted by EO 158 is a lame excuse.  If we can’t call these importers smugglers, can we call them economic saboteurs?

    Ceza should focus on implementing the law and not concern itself on the problems of these vehicle importers.

    What does importing second-hand luxury vehicles do to improve our economy and the plight of the Filipino masses anyway? It does not create jobs nor do it stimulate job creation for Filipino masses.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    meron akong junk shop, sa akin nyo n lang ibenta

  • Pert Cabatana

    so, after all the flurry of such newsreports the past few days, what is the definitive action of Customs Commissioner Biazon?

    • ewankosayo

       buy himself a used car!!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    ha ha with so much brouhaha on our supposed to be 6.6 % GDP, people have become so rich they can very well afford these luxury cars! derisive laughter! 

  • whyinthisworld

    Prices of all units were not determined because port irene which is owned by enrile will impose no tax when it came in since these are manifested as used, old and not running vehicles. Without active media participation, do you think people out there will comply with government requirements thinking they own the place and that they are being protected by no. 3 man of this country? Aldeguer knows nothing about smuggling and even talk about economic situation haunted by all those who will affected by supreme court order banning importation of expensive cars etc. but how about the broad perspective of the economy which will suffer because of this illegal activity committed and headed by no other than our political leaders.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    Martial law is needed in Cagayan to thwart those powerful politicians who defied SC ruling.

  • LegalJustice

    Lets see if Mr. Ang Tuwid Ng Daan President can do anything with Mr. Untouchable Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile – The King.

    This been in the news for along time and Pnoy is so DEAD SILENT on this IMPORTATION OF USED CARS in Cagayan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

       Won’t be surprising if Noynoy’s Toy car Porrche came from Cagayan free port of Enrile.

  • doublecross

    investigahin nga yan….may naamoy akong…SMUGGLING…!!!!

    • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

      ngayon mo lang naamoy bro? barado yata ilong mo for years

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

    It’s election season!  What else do you expect?  Politicos will squeeze the money out of donors and spend it on big cars and fancy houses and condos.  Meanwhile, the poor will labor on, hoping to get enough food to eat for tonight!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

      The  proceeds of this smuggling activity will be used for Jackie’s passport to the Phil. Senate. a very wise move.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NIPR2MWOPGWUNZ4COTAMW7MLKE Mark

        tumpak ka dyan.. eh sino bang may ari ng Free Port na yan, di ba c Enrile

  • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

    “used luxury cars due to arrive on Saturday at Port Irene here may end up as pieces of junk once the government imposes the ban on imported vehicles”

    di ba alam ng inquirer na nasa pilipinas tayo? lahat pwede idaan sa pera, pag na confiscate yan, siguradong may magpapasampal sa mukha ng pera para ilabas mga vehicles na yan. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    These import companies are only trying to exploit and confuse the issue of these EO’s. 418 only amends the customs tarrifs, it has nothing to do with who and what is allowed to import. but 156 details specifically who is allowed to import 2nd hand personal vehicles. returning balikbayan, ofw’s, immigrants. Anyone can import a brand new car.

    • buttones

      On the importation of returning OFW personal vehicles, generally pre-owned, a few years ago I enquired about bringing back a Landrover pick up I had, great for use on the farm- The estimate was 120,000 peso duty and registration… what annoys me is that why are private companies able to bring in cars that carry no duty, and OFW’s have to pay duty because it is not deemed as ‘personal’ possessions. OFW’s know what it’s like to scrimp and save and buy a car, and after their contract is over they cannot even bring the thing home because of prohibitive duty. Of all the people who deserve such a perk, it must be the guys who send back billions of dollars to this country and keep it afloat..

  • mutawa

    Don’t buy these used luxury cars.  Either they were totalled from an accident or got flooded and bought from  repair shops that does good in restoring salvaged cars.  Not much market here but export them abroad to suckers…Buyer beware.

    • buttones

      That’s probably true- and who knows the history of these vehicles? I do hope some haven’t been stolen, there is a big market in stolen luxury cars, and I doubt PH is that attentive to VIN’s and international police reports. I mean would anybody in their right mind buy a Ferrari to drive on PH roads anyway? These vehicles came from Japan for the most part, who had rather a serious flooding a while back, you could be right, some of these vehicles could be basically insurance right offs, patched up and sold to the third world… The secondhand motor trade has never been one of the most creditable or trustworthy pursuits anyway… and if Enrile is involved at some level, everybody should ask himself a simple question “Would you buy a second hand motor for this guy?”

      • ARIKUTIK

        Ukay ukay traders are all over the streets peddling personal fashion wears up to TV, motor cycles, engines, any junk but still useable for the poor Filipinos. What is wrong for Ukay ukay fashion cars ? The PH is poor nation, why should the govt. impose upon the citizens to use brand new only ? The Abnoy in Malacanang is one again displaying his Noynoying head. Nagbago na ang Pilipinas, naging bansang Abnoying ways.

      • buttones

        Nothing wrong with ukay ukay, but buying a Ferrari or a Lamborghini that’s just come in on the last banana boat, given the fact there will be no history with these cars, is a bridge too far… Not only that, duty free as well? If people can afford these second hand toys they can afford the duty as well….and why are they always ‘luxury’ vehicles? Never a second hand John Deere tractor between them… that’s a useful addition to PH, a Porsche ’aint..

      • ARIKUTIK

        Business is to earn profit, not losses in charity. Whatever sells for maximum profit that one is best to trade. As long it is legal then nothing is wrong. In fact, i’m planning to import high fashion expensive second hand perfume. It is profitable too….  

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RWMM7VOUWBWNZRMRSFEA2NDVLY cesar

        Arikutik,
        Magkita tayo sa isang lugar sa Makati ah..antayin mo ako sa Greenbelt tapos punta tayo sa PSE ..tuturuan kitang mag invest sa stock market para umasenso ka naman…magaling ka lang mag english ei…hindi yung puro ka daldal,puro ka pintas sa kapwa mo..hindi ka marunong gumalang sa kapwa mo//

  • ben311

    ningas kogon as usual

  • indiosbravos2002

    Could it be that Karma has caught up with the Enriles. I hope so. Enrile has made enemies on both the Marcos and the Aquino side having betrayed them on varied occasions. If his enemies will conspire to destroy him, this is the time. He is vulnerable being on the twilight of his career, his son waging a campaign that could end badly, his shenanigans (Port Irene, Cam. Sur etc…) being exposed one by one. The worst you can do to an old man is ruin his legacy, his name and reputation.

    • ARIKUTIK

      The worst thing that can happen to a family is to be known as Abnoy’s of MAKAPILI. A curse to this nation. The family head betrayed the invassion of Sabah to take back what belongs to PH. The family house keeper instantly cooked up a dysfunctional constitution to become a curse for Filipinos. Finally the son, sell out the nation through friendship with MILF terrorist to give away Sabah.The Aquino clan is generation of MAKAPILI with pervert brain who even betrayed humanity by imposing a law to kill Filipino babies. The final betrayal of Filipino race.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AF57IVWEAAKPM53UXZH6FZNLWM CarlosC

        so you are a lap dog of Enrile and GMA Pandak?

      • ARIKUTIK

        Enrile the crumpled creature who looks alive only through stem cell potion. I detest that antique figure for refusing to take rest but still trying hard to redeem his soul from past sins. GMA the neck shackled woman tied in hospital bed who illegaly grabed power through the influence of Cory for the protection of Hacienda Luisita, that I hated too. Am i a lapdog of Enrile and GMA just because i criticise the incompetent Pwesident. Enrile and GMA are humans who errs but a shameless pervert infects everyone even corrupting the body and soul of Filipinos. Humans are not perfect but an Abnoy is despicable.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RWMM7VOUWBWNZRMRSFEA2NDVLY cesar

        ARIKUTIK,

        Umayos ka sa mga comments mo ah..ang galing mong mag english na akala mo ay isa kang estranghero sa Pinas..anu na ba nagawa mo sa bayan mo? Napakatalino mo talaga..magkano kaya ang bayad sau ng mga amo mo? puro ka lang daldal ..wala kang magawa na naman

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QWD6S7YWTH2W6AFFH4VVNIB2L4 Krissey

    why so long, stop it if their business are illegal and don’t disturb them if found legal, there are only two type of business operated by the politicians, the legal and the majorities illegal.

  • LegalJustice

    I don’t think Pnoy has the gut to touch the UNTOUCHABLE SENATE PRESIDENT JUAN PONCE ENRILE – HE IS THE KING AND HIS ABOVE THE LAW.

    Yes, if this is ILLEGAL what takes them so long to do something – ALL YOU CAN HEAR IS DEAD SILENCE from Pnoy.

    They are SIMPLY AFRAID OF THE GODFATHER OF THE MAFIA ORGANIZATION !

    FOR SURE MOST OF THEM ARE STOLEN CARS IN THE U.S.

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

    BUBULUKIN NG CUSTOM YAN HANGGANG MA JUNK SANA PALABASIN NA YUNG IBA SABIHAN NA NEXT SHIPMENT DI NA TATANGGAP ANG CUSTOM YUN SAYANG NAMAN KUNG MATENGGA SA BODEGA! KUNIN NILA IPA SUBASTA AT IPAKAIN SA MILYON MILYON TAMBAY SA PINAS!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QFP3RPZHRR22ZMR2TU4NTWGDSA Melvin

      Bakit mo papakain yung pinag subastahan sa mga tambay? Kaya dumadami mga tambay kasi umaasa sila sa iba hindi pinaghihirapan. Dapat ipondo sa pwede nila pagkunan ng trabaho or negosyo para hindi dumami tambay.

      • magiting78

        Isa kasi sya s mga Tambay hahaha

  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    PORT IRENE USED CAR DEALERS PAYS PHILIPPINE CUSTOMS TAXES P300 MILLIONS FOR 2012 SO THIS IS NOT SMUGGLING LIKE OTHER WANT YOU TO BELIEVE

    • Handiong

      BMWs, Porsches, Benzes, and Hummers and only P300 Million in taxes? Smuggling includes underpayment of duties and taxes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Ang tatapang ng mga hinayupak na mga kaalipores ni enrile sa Cagayan. Hey, be advised that your glorious days have already ended.

    Your bosses Enrile and Gloria Arroyo (in detention) won’t be able to help this time for they themselves have their own more serious problems too.

    Peter Geroue, a CEO of a used car importer in Cagayan even called on the government  to take a clear cut position on thr legal debate confronting his Company.

    Is the Supreme Court Ruling banning the importation of these cars too hard to undersatand?

    Come on Peter Geroue, you are not that dumb.

  • Handiong

    BMWs, Porsches, Benzes, and Hummers, and yet the justification for the smuggling in Port Irene is to enable less affluent Filipinos to own cars? Somebody is pulling a sick joke.

  • noypisiTED

    This is the problem of having a ‘softie’ at the Customs. Think someone with the caliber of a Danny Lim ought to be given the chance to head the graft-prone agency.

  • 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 lahat ng mga 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

    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.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

     Aug 28,1987 rebellion

    Juan Ponce Enrile charged with involvement in the bloody military rebellion on  Aug 28,1987  that left at least nine people dead.

  • 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

     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 Enri

  • 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 (39 not 30) years
    his junior.”

  • 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. 

    • patukar

      Ano ba tama tsimosa o tsismoso baka puto o babaeng puto! hahahahahah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    Wow Manong Johnny, looks like limpak-limpak naman datung nyo sa smuggled cars ha….

  • ARIKUTIK

    Ukay ukay trade is all over the streets of PH islands. A great help for poor Filipinos who dreams to wear high fashion but cheap body cover. What is wrong with Ukay ukay car ? Philippines is poor nation. Why should the government impose upon the citizens to use brand new only ? The palace Abnoy had once again demonstrated a Noynoying head.

    • jjammess

      Those cars aren’t cheap. 30 hummers,Lamborghini ,Porsche etc those aren’t ukay2x.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Anyone who purchase second hand fashion item is cheapsteak for sure and second hand market is called Ukay ukay shop. You want to exemp cheapsteak car buyer to be called Ukay ukay costumers. Hipocrazy to the max., eeewwwww…… dream on with your money but the fact remains second hand, fashion buyers are cheapsticks head.
        Now then, second hand fashion car for cheapsticks will save the country millions upon millions of dollars compared to brand new, that’s a Fact ! But a brainless Abnoy demands to import brand new only. Nagbago na ang Pilipinas naging Bansang brainless Abnoy.

      • 33Sambuang2

        pa english english ka pang utak ebak ka. ayusin mo spelling mo ugok. cheapstake hindi cheapsteak or cheapsticks. hindi karne yan bogo ka talaga. wala sa dictionary yang words mo….hipocrazy……. isa pang mali mong ebak utak ka……hipocrazay? bugok spelling is hipocrisy. abnoy

      • ARIKUTIK

        Kahina mo palang mag imagine. Cheapsteak = CheapFlesh, Cheapsticks = utak kuto (tick), Hipocrazy = sira ulo. Wala ka talaga = Ebakekang ….. weeeeeee…. bye …byeeeee >>>>

    • mari suli

      B.S. iba ang ukau ukay sa cars pare high value iyong cars.yong free port cover lang iyon sa smuggling.tingnan mo kong sino ang may hawak sa mga negosyong iyan at makikita mo ang totong istorya.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Smuggling is nonpayment of tax. Second hand fashion car is for cheapsticks trying hard in Fooling themself. The issue IS > did the importer commited a crime of smuggling ? If not then the palace KKK is fooling the citizens. Nagbago na ang Pilipinas naging gobyernong Abnoy.

    • muddygoose

      Mga ideas at grammar mo indication ng taong mahina. Pa-abnoy abnoy ka pa halata ka namang di nag-iisip.

  • PH2011

    “Aldeguer expressed concern over the magnitude of the possible losses
    that car traders here would incur should the national government ignore
    their plea of reconsidering directives for agencies to stop used-car
    importation through the free port here. ”

    Grabe and concern nya….Sayang.

    “In a worst-case scenario, car traders have the option to reexport the
    vehicles affected by the ban, or these will be left as junk within the
    free port, said Ceza Administrator Jose Mari Ponce in an earlier
    interview.

    Sayang talaga.

    BOC and LTO-LTFRB, the temptation is too hard to reject, ( Sayang din ).

    …. but  stand on your ground.

    • ARIKUTIK

      The car traders are also IMPORTING those Brand new cars. What is more beneficial to our economy. To import brand new which cost more or to import useable second hand which cost less dollars. PH is poor nation and the best thing to do is to spend less. This is a fact known to all poor creatures. Ukay ukay is for the survival of the poor including cheapsticks car fashioner. The Abnoy knows nothing.  

  • Miguel Sy

    Hello. 4000 Innocent Workers Mawawalan Trabaho Kaya HINDI Pwede Sara ng Goverment ang CEZA! Alam ni Pinoy Lahat yan From LTO to Customs Na Lahat dyan Nakikinabang! 

    • ARIKUTIK

      Hindi naman talaga ipapasara ang CEZA. Naga electioneering lang ang KKK ng “Team Penoy” in campaign ways of shameless Abnoy !……. weeeeeee>>>>> byeeeee>>>>

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RWMM7VOUWBWNZRMRSFEA2NDVLY cesar

        kupal ka talaga kahit kailan..

      • 33Sambuang2

        utak ebak ka

      • ARIKUTIK

        I’m about to hit the bed for the morning night. Just sprinkling drizzles to Buttones thirst. Thanks to you, someone to wrap up before running away. Ikaw si Ebakekang, nya…..hahaha…… byeeeeee….. >>>>>>> ???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

    There is an easier remedy to this matter than trying to confiscate all these vehicles: lower the tax on imported vehicles to something sensible.  Or, clean out the corrupt in the government and let people see their tax money go to something good —> where it is intended to go!

  • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

    roads can no longer contain these used, or even new vehicle.. much less carparks.. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDDM5UQ45HLPPKM66KYEBCMTCE dave

      bwahahaha…think again your post. You haven’t been to Cagayan are you? you only live in Manila your entire life. Bisita ka naman sa Cagayan dude, mas cool ang mga sasakyan dun at mas maluwang ang daan kaysa dito sa Manila.

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

    these are gas guzzlers! pinagtitipid ang mga pobreng mamayan para may lustayin na gasolina ang mga mayayaman! ibalik ang prohibition of gas guzzlers!….dapat hang 2.0L lang ang gasoline and 2.5L ang diesel. ! 

    • ARIKUTIK

      You are absolutely Right ! Ban gas guzzlers cars. Like the one used by the Pwesident.

  • basyong

    picture taking lang ba ang ginawa ni biazon sa port irene? hintayin kung merong aksyon para sunugin ang mga smuggled cars. i remember in pandak s term they burned luxury cars can we expect this from daang matuwid?

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Ang kapal talaga nitong si former DEFENSE SECRETARY JUAN PONCE ENRILE.
    This mafia godfather made sure that the expensive smuggled vehicles will reach port Irene.
    THE GOVERNMENT MUST SEND IN THE ARMED FORCES TO ENFORCE THE SC RULING !
    JPE is a gangster who made every general during his time a corrupt pawn.
    His greatest accomplishment: ASIA’s WEAKEST ARMED FORCES.
    Ordinary Filipino citizens cannot even afford any of these vehicles. And hummers ?
    They are pollutants and gas guzzlers ! After making himself the king of illegal loggers,
    he’s now also the king of high flying smuggling. BIAZON WAKE UP !

  • fernan107

    dapat lang na itigil na ang mag import ng mga second cars dahil pagmumulan lang ito ng corruption……kilala naman ninyo siguro si enrile , isa siya sa mga gumagawa ng batas kaya alam niya kung saan makakalusot ang mga pinaggagawa niya…hooooyyyy , matanda na kayo guma na kayo ng matino bago kayo kunin ni LORD baka masunog ang kaluluwa niyo sa impiyerno…maryosep naman ka indo..

  • palakasantayo

    Junk those cars… send them to the crusher and sell them as scrap metal. Hit these guys hard in their pockets… they’ll learn. They know what they are doing… pinagla-laroan lamang nila ang batas natin kasi may backer sila sa itaas.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Naging dumping ground na tayo ng mga second class cars. Mamaya may mga dalang sakit yang mga sasakyan na yang, maraming mahawaan, walang gamot tapos wipe-out population ng pinoy. Matitira na lang ay ang mga pinoy sa ibang bansa.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4PIIBVQK4BSXMIKFRWWAAQAUY Heartrob ng Pugad Baboy

      Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Hummer are considered second class cars in the Philippines now?  

      May dalang sakit?  Looks like you haven’t bought a car before.  Paranoid much?

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Gumawa na tayo ng isang design ng sasakyan way back 1988 o 1989 di lang itinuloy. Ang ganda ng design kinopya ng US ang design. Sa halip na mag produce din tayo ng sasakyan tulad ng  India o South Korea o Japan, naging dumping ground tayo. Shiyyeet talaga!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDDM5UQ45HLPPKM66KYEBCMTCE dave

    WHY NOT GUMAWA NA LANG NG REGIONAL LAWS. AT LAHAT NG 2ND BMWs AT BENZ, EH SA CAGAYAN LANG GAGAMITIN. AND THE REST OF THE PHILIPPINES WILL USE TOYOTAs, HONDAs, NISSANs MITSUBISHIs ETC. HAYAAN NA LANG NATIN ANG MGA CAGAYANOS NA MAG DRIVE NG MGA LUXURY VEHICLES. ISN’T THAT FAIR TO ALL?

  • Voltes_V

    Smuggler King ka JPE!!!!! 

  • Roy Rosales

    this is a challenge to pinoy to show his good governance in stopping the release of the 400 or more used luxury cars.kudos to custom comm biazon on his firm stand  on the issues,together with retired gen danny lim.keep up the good workthe filipino people are behing you.

  • doublecross

    senate president ka pa naman….tsk…tsk…tsk….
    emulate honesty.

  • linobog

    Better check…CARNAPPED, then smuggled?????????????

  • tilamsik

    An Enrile could have a hand in the trade… that’s their “country”

  • $14334231

    remember the storm “sandy” in north america?….these are the remnant cars that were floating in the car lots of flooded towns and cities that no one would dare to buy it anymore there…to recoup their investments, they are selling it to the ritzy-rich pinoys who can afford it….next step, pag na aksidente, nawalan ng preno o nawalan ng direksyon….this is the nature of most ritzy-rich pinoys…pabongga….sabagay, pera naman nila ang ginagamit….but perhaps, to some, it could be juan de la cruz’s money….or jueteng money…. payolas money….or……

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