WHAT is the status of the supposed charges filed against Chronic Plastics Inc., the consignee of the imported trash from Canada in 103 cargo containers?
This was the question Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Juliette Uy posed as the Canadian garbage issue was revived because of stern remarks of President Duterte.
“Chronic Plastics is no different from Verde Soko. Both misdeclared their cargo to illegally import their dangerous contraband cargo,” Uy said.
She 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 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. (PR)