Tag: ASEAN

#PingSays: On China’s Maritime Hit-and-Run: ‘We were tested…’ | June 18, 2019

Could the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea last June 9 have been a ‘test’? Did the Philippines pass or fail?

Quotes from the interview…
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Lacson sa Ex-BOC Chief: Walang Technical Smuggling ng Semento; Attempted Tara, Meron?

Sa halip na smuggling, maaring tangkang pangongotong o tara ang pakay ng nagbitiw na si dating Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon sa akusasyon nito kay Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Lumalabas kasi sa pag-aaral at mga dokumentong nakalap ng tanggapan ng mambabatas na ang mga argumento ni Faeldon tungkol sa akusasyon nito na umanoโ€™y technical smuggling ng semento ay taliwas sa mga umiiral na panuntunan.

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Smuggling, or Technical Kotong?

Is it really smuggling? Or is it more like technical kotong?

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson posed this question to ex-Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon amid his repeated accusations of “smuggling” of cement against his son.

“Is there such a thing as smuggling of cement between ASEAN countries? None, because there is zero tariff for cement under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Area (AFTA), and even the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA),” Lacson said.

Related:ย Lacson sa ex-BOC chief: Walang technical smuggling ng semento; attempted tara, meron?

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Lacson: ASEAN Preps Probe to Prevent Abuse of Procurement Law

An upcoming Senate investigation into alleged irregularities in preparations for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit last January should prevent abuses of the governmentโ€™s procurement law, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday.ย  Continue reading “Lacson: ASEAN Preps Probe to Prevent Abuse of Procurement Law”

Lacson Ends 2007 with Resolution to Probe ASEAN Preps Mess

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson ended Year 2007 with a resolution seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Cebu governmentโ€™s preparations for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit last January.ย  Continue reading “Lacson Ends 2007 with Resolution to Probe ASEAN Preps Mess”