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Big-time smugglers funding ‘payola’ to finance senatorial bid of Customs boss By Conrado Ching 05/10/2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Big-time smugglers funding ‘payola’ to finance senatorial bid of Customs boss

By Conrado Ching 05/10/2012

The Office of the Ombudsman is reportedly conducting an investigation into the alleged “payola” being funded by five big-time smugglers at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to finance the senatorial bid of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Biazon in the coming 2013 local elections.

A copy of the complaint from the OMB revealed that two female employees of the BoC inked an unholy alliance with at least five notorious smugglers to fund Biazon’s bid for a Senate seat under the Liberal Party.

As this developed, Public Information and Assistance Division chief Elenita Abanos asked the Customs police to prevent the entry of newsmen who do not support the highly questionable policy implemented by Biazon’s PR office, one of which was the accreditation of fake and fly-by-night media men..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120510met4.html

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