By Gil C. Cabacungan
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s senior partners in his law firm, Pecabar, have invoked lawyer-client confidentiality to keep under wraps the true identity of the private partner of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority in the government’s project to develop Port Irene.
The entry of imported used cars into the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) continues despite a new order by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to stop the vehicles’ processing and registration.
Another shipment of imported used vehicles arrived at the free port in Sta. Ana town, Cagayan province, on Friday, amid a cloak of secrecy that Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) officials have apparently put over the importation.
By Maila Ager
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Wednesday urged the Department of Budget and Management to recommend a presidential veto on Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile’s alleged P800 million “pork” in the proposed 2014 national budget.
By Jerome Aning
The Department of Justice on Friday said it was ready to conduct investigations into the alleged crimes committed by Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile, which Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago listed in a privilege speech last Wednesday.
Advance filming for the television reality show “Survivor” officially kicked off on Palaui Island in Santa Ana, Cagayan, last week, making parts of the island off limits to locals, depriving them of their livelihood.
By Melvin Gascon
A shipment of 446 used luxury cars, sport utility vehicles, sedans and vans arrived at Port Irene here on Saturday, even as a controversy continues to rage over the legality of such importations in the face of a Supreme Court ban and despite a moratorium that the government has issued against their registration.
By Melvin Gascon
For people unfamiliar with the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZFP) here, every mention of this free port, as well as the government agency that is tasked to manage and supervise its operations, brings to mind a visual comparison with the more familiar Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales.
Then Cagayan Rep. Juan Ponce Enrile was the principal author of a 1994 bill in the House of Representatives, which proposed the creation of the Special Economic Zone and Freeport (Cagayan Freeport), with the aim to boost economic development in northern Philippines.