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Rampant smuggling killing local industries, says solon By Charlie V. Manalo 05/24/2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rampant smuggling killing local industries, says solon

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/24/2012

With the country’s unemployment rising by a full 10 percent for the first quarter of the year, members of the House minority bloc yesterday blamed the rampant smuggling which they claim is killing local industries.

At their weekly press briefing, House Minority Leader Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez said that among the many evils which have resurrected under this administration, it is smuggling which he believes contributed mainly to the rise in the unemployment index.

“Last year saw the disappearance of 2,000 plus container vans from Customs in broad daylight. The other week, local hog growers threatened to declare a pork holiday because they’re losing up to P15 billion a year to smuggling. And most recently coconut oil refiners have complained about being victimized by smugglers of imported soya and palm cooking oil,” Suarez said..... MORE

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