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More luxury cars land in Cagayan despite ban

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A fleet of imported used luxury vehicles—including Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hummers—await wash and polishing work at a car lot in Casambalangan village in Santa Ana, Cagayan, in this file photo. The Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Sta. Ana has little or no comparison with the more developed Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales.  MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

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.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC stops ‘virtual car smuggling’ at Port Irene

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A fleet of imported used luxury vehicles—including Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hummers—await wash and polishing work at a car lot in Casambalangan village in Santa Ana, Cagayan, in this file photo. The Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Sta. Ana has little or no comparison with the more developed Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales.  MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Supreme Court decision declaring the constitutionality of an executive order banning used-car importation into the country will put a stop to the “virtual smuggling” of vehicles at a free port in Cagayan province, a Malacañang official said over the weekend.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 Koreans charged for ‘hot cars’

THE National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) yesterday filed a complaint against two male Koreans accused of illegally bringing in second-hand vehicles to the country. Kin Jil Young and Yang Seung Joon were charged with violation of Republic Act 1937 or the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines before the Mandaue City [...]

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

LP denies having Bigcas as member; alleged smuggler runs for governor

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Filipino-American Lynard Allan Bigcas was caught middle of last year for having 25 high-end motorcycles, luxury cars in his house in Talakag, Bukidnon, and a warehouse in Cagayan de Oro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JB DEVEZA

The ruling Liberal Party (LP) has denied it has a candidate running for the post of provincial governor of Bukidnon.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Customs watching 2 ports for signs of car smuggling

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Ruffy Biazon

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is monitoring two ports south of Metro Manila where cars from the United States are reportedly being technically smuggled into the country, Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said Thursday.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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