By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized 38 secondhand vehicles from an imported car dealer in Cagayan province, thwarting an attempt to illegally take them out of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZF) in Port Irene, Santa Ana, Cagayan province.
By Melvin Gascon
When construction began for the breakwater at Port Irene in the fishing village of Casambalangan in Santa Ana, Cagayan, residents felt no excitement about the new infrastructure project in their neighborhood. But when news broke last week that the project was worth P5.101 billion in taxpayer money, their jaws dropped.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
An obscure company, whose ownership is cloaked in secrecy by a layer of corporations and a battery of lawyers belonging to the Pecabar law firm founded by Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, is the private partner of the Cagayan Export Zone Authority in developing Port Irene in which the government has poured more than P5 billion over the last five years.
By Norman Bordadora
Let them investigate, including diving in 15-meter-deep water to examine the breakwater in Port Irene, Cagayan province, they won’t find anything, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile said on Tuesday after Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to look into his connection with the company that built the P5.101-billion project.
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.