VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental--Second district Rep. Juliette Uy yesterday urged the government agencies tasked to file charges against the importers of wastes into the country “to keep the cases morning forward.
“What is the status of the cases against the importers of Canadian and Korean wastes?” Uy asked the government agencies like the Department of Justice (DOJ), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
For instance, she said what happened to the supposed charges filed against Chronic Plastics, Inc. the consignee of the 103 cargo containers of wastes from Canada.
“Chronic Plastics is no different from Verde Soko,” said Uy, adding “both misdeclared their cargoes.”
he congresswoman said the Bureau of Customs, the Department of Justice, and the Court Administrator of the Supreme Court “should now update the public on the status of the cases filed against Chronic Plastics because it has been over five years.”
“This is not a victimless crime. It is clear that Chronic Plastics violated the law, The plaintiff is the People of the Philippines. The Filipino people want justice meted against Chronic Plastics and all its officials and the personnel who conspired with or were accessories to the crimes stated in the charges,” Uy said.
“I also take this opportunity to follow-up with the Department of Justice, the status of the charges against Verde Soko. The NBI investigated and filed the charges with the prosecutor,” the congresswoman also said.
Uy added these cases against Chronic Plastics and Verde Soko should be priorities.
Uy is the principal author of House Resolution 2317 (Hazardous Waste from South Korea probe).
“We will keep close watch over how the executive agencies do their jobs on these solid waste law violations,” she said. (MRS)
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