Tolerated lawlessness (3)
WHEN CMI-Coto Mines sus-pended its Coto operations in Masinloc, Zambales (for some reasons), tons of undisposed blacksand was stockpiled in the mines premises which in December 2010 was valued at more than $3 million.
These are actually tailing pond wastes (and therefore no longer taxable products) that were reprocessed by Mainland China ‘blacksand technologists’ smuggled into the Coto Mines premises, the first time Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane’s forces entered the same in July, 2010.
Clearly a case of tolerated human trafficking, brilliantly perpetrated by elements who want to turn garbage (in the Coto Mines) into gold! And the only question really is WHO are to share in this pot?
Can’t PNoy’s “Tuwid Na Daan” governance cry stand in the way of such sharing?
The administrative complaint filed against the first Zambales PNP PD Santiago (Rafael) with the Napolcom as a consequence of the first intrusion in July 2010, was reportedly dismissed at the behest of Sec. Robredo. In fact, this Rafael ended up being in the ‘protective custody’ of the DILG boss, when he turned whistleblower in the current electoral sabotage case against PGMA being jointly investigated by the DOJ and Comelec.
So, just as everyone thought Sec. Robredo is after the necks of scalawag police officers, events – such as CMI’s recurrent complaint – appear to be proving otherwise, says Mr. San Jose.
In the same token, CMI is not so optimistic Sec. De Lima would symphatize with it, believing that a Bicolana may not be too keen in rebuffing a Bicolano, who is also in the PNoy Cabinet.
Well, this is something we can’t objectively pass judgment on, until we see how Sec. Robredo will treat CMI’s present complaint.
Rapidfire has its own, if different, view about Sec. Robredo.
Meanwhile, there is nothing CMI can at the moment do except to (again) be prepared to bear this ‘tolerated lawlessness’ – courtesy of the PNoy Administration’s “sense/concept of justice”, Mr. San Jose disgustingly concluded.