By Melvin Gascon
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.
Following a slump in the sales of new motor vehicles in the country, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order No. 156 on Dec. 12, 2002, banning the importation of used vehicles (except light trucks, buses and special-purpose vehicles).
By Norman Bordadora
President Benigno Aquino III acknowledged on Tuesday that illegal loggers have been defying an order he gave to stop commercial logging nationwide, saying he took that as a direct challenge to him.