After being reduce off by Sen. Richard Gordon in the Blue Ribbon Committee hearings, Sen. Panfilo Lacson will take a distinct route in exposing the extent of bribery at the Bureau of Customs.
Lacson mentioned Sunday he plans to ship a privilege speech this coming week – probably Wednesday – the place he would element who in the BOC is getting how a lot in payoffs.
“Ipe-privilege speech ko na lang siguro malamang sa Miyerkules. At ipaparating ko kay Sen. Gordon na kung ako magtatanong ibang topic na lang ang tatanungin ko. Di ko muna ilalabas sa payola,” he mentioned in an interview on DZBB radio.
In previous weeks, Lacson had tried to sort out the challenge of payola or payoffs at the BOC throughout the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s listening to on the smuggling of P6.four billion price of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) from China.
But Lacson couldn’t get an opportunity to accomplish that since committee chairman Richard Gordon would monopolize the questioning.
Lacson mentioned he’ll spend the subsequent few days vetting and fine-tuning the listing, which he mentioned is predicated on data from a number of BOC officials, and even “players” in the business.
“Dating ng dating ang information. At sabihin ko sa iyo mga taga-BOC nagbibigay ng information sa tara, sa kalakaran,” he mentioned, including it appears solely BOC commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has not given his personal listing.
Lacson additionally disclosed the “tara” or payoff system at the BOC goes past P27,000 per container – there are separate charges for 20-footer and 40-footer container vans, he mentioned.
“Ang BOC nabulag sila dahil sa laki ng tara, halos lahat ng opisina halos wala nang exception at na-expand ang listahan di lang sa Aduana. Pati ang mga ports sa ibang lugar sa ibang rehyon kasama sa listahan ng tara,” he mentioned.