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Tututukan ‘yan! Guevarra vows to act on pending rice smuggling raps


Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has assured that he will look into the rice smuggling cases pending before the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“The DOJ will evaluate all available evidence and will act accordingly,” said Guevarra.

The Secretary gave his word after Senator Cynthia Villar called on the DOJ and Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to prosecute rice smugglers to show the country’s resolve in implementing its laws.

During his state of the nation address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte has already warned rice smugglers to halt their illegal activities.

In the meantime, Guevarra said he will check with the DOJ what are the rice smuggling cases it is currently handling.

“I’m checking if there are other rice smuggling cases being investigated,” the Secretary noted.