[Subic Bay News] Imported cars and smuggling
- I wish I could be positive and say that what Rep. Mila Magsaysay said is absoulutely true but I don't. The fact is, this is merely a ruse being used by certain officials as a cover for smuggling operations of illegal contrabands aside from other stuff that normally benefits the rich sona***s in congress who gets their expensive toys like Rolls Royce, Ferrari and even prize horses through the backchannels of the Subic Port. That this continues unabated to this day because Malacañang benefits from it belies the chicanery of this report.
* * *SOLON REACTS: In Congress, Zambales Rep. Milagros Magsaysay denounced the "egotistical attitude" shown by Lina in wielding a heavy hand on importers of used vehicles.
Magsaysay lamented that Lina's moves "show him as wanting to kill an industry that is truly helping the masses by way of jobs and giving them alternative choice of owning cheaper and more affordable modes of transportation."
After joint hearings in the House, the Committee on Transportation and Communications and the Committee on Trade and Industry said in their report there is no law barring the entry in the country of used vehicles.
Their report said that the importation of RHD and used vehicles is not costing the government huge losses in revenues. "On the contrary," it added, "it has been shown that importation has caused the enormous increase of tax collections in Subic, the sprouting of several other big businesses, and the creation of jobs for thousands of Filipinos.
Posted by Olongapo to Subic Bay News at 6/1/2005 09:29:00 PM