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BOC Stumped on Rotting Smuggled Garbage from Canada

(Jerry E. Esplanada –

The Bureau of Customs has “no game plan” for the 50 container vans of garbage from Canada, which have remained unclaimed for more than a year now and decaying fast at the Manila International Container Port, posing health and environmental risks to Manila residents.

Charo Logarta-Lagamon, chief of the BOC’s Public Information and Assistance Division, said on Tuesday they “don’t have game plan because the ball is not in our court.”

The issue, she noted, has remained “pending with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Foreign Affairs.” Read more here.