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Sep 1, 2018 @ 10:39

Solon tells admin to focus on smuggled shabu and rice

Senator Francis Pangilinan said that instead of attacking Vice President Leni Robredo for senseless reasons, this administration should focus on tons of missing smuggled shabu and National Food Authority (NFA) rice as well as the spiraling rice prices.

“Attacking VP Leni is another attempt to divert the public’s attention from the tons of missing smuggled shabu and missing NFA rice from the market,” Pangilinan said.

On the issue of drugs, Pangilinan pointed out how on the P6.4-billion worth of shabu that slip past the Bureau of Customs (BOC), only the warehouse caretaker got jailed.

Now, this P6.8 billion worth of shabu that got past BOC, he said, is just ‘pure speculation’ despite the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director confirming that K-9 units monitored drugs.

“How can the administration say it’s against drugs if no one is held responsible for these incidents and pieces of evidence are ignored?” Pangilinan said.

“The price of rice continues to soar amid smuggling, formalin-tainted fish importations, and bukbok-infested rice. Filipinos are losing their patience for these kinds of government blunders,” he added.

Instead of talking about who should replace the President, Pangilinan said the administration should focus on addressing these pressing issues that concern the public.



 

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