• P600M meat rotting at Customs

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    MORE than two million kilos of frozen meat in 171 40-footer refrigerated vans worth about P600 million are rotting at the Bureau of Customs (BoC). The shipment arrived in the country from Canada, US and Europe on separate occasions from January to June last year. Manila International Container Port (MICP) Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (ACDD) chief Gerry Macatangay said the meat products were consigned to JCore Enterprises, Lucky Sisters and Lean Pasture. “The containers are pending disposal through destruction or condemnation until we get approval from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and International Container Terminal Services Incorporation (ICTSI) to waive the wharfage and storage fees,” Macatangay said. The shipment will bear no cost to the government contrary to earlier reports.

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