Basis: Note the stridency of INC’s effort to keep the Department of Justice out of investigations into Church affairs.Sevilla also mentioned unverified reports of INC influence in appointments of staff.The systems software was intended to assure transparent, non-corrupt customs processing.[ inspections over strong criticisms from all sectors of the public and government. Lina’s response to his own Intelligence Chief’s’ public airing of lingering corruption problems in BOC was anger and reprimand, not concern for public welfare [“; ABS-CBN News].Cases in point: (a) Ariel Nepomuceno, a suspected ringleader and organizer of the scams dating back 2006-2010, was backed by the INC to be appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement Services under Commissioner Lina (refer to an unverified NICA report, discussed later). Teddy Raval, an INC member, was promoted to head of BOC Security and Customs police at the behest of the Church, in spite of Sevilla objection; the position is crucial to impounding and releasing containers and goods under BOC custody. BOC Commissioner Lina – who brings with him questionable baggage as an ex BOC commissioner under President Arroyo (GMA) with deep conflicts of interest due to his ownership in logistics and software companies with close dealings with Customs is defensive, or in denial, about corruption at BOC.He is the exact opposite of the straight-shooting Sevilla.If you are unaware of the background on the Sevilla resignation from BOC, please refer to the following article, as that will save me the time of rehashing what has been published already: Customs chief Sevilla quits Politics blamed; Lina back in BOC Abbreviations: Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Department of Justice (DOJ), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA). John Sevilla was under pressure as Commissioner of BOC.He denies he was removed, but it is evident he was doing his job well and making people nervous.
But it is not enough to state something that is so widely accepted by the Filipino people, and apparently by the government itself, including those high officials who have responsibility for overseeing it.
Presumably, Lina was brought in because he was willing to play political ball.
Basis: The new Commissioner is currently being sued for plunder by the winning bidder for BOC’s system software because Lina cancelled the contract; it turns out that one of the losing bidders was a software company owned by the Commissioner.
You know, when we don’t know the truth, but the fish are smelling funny and it is not Denmark, then we have to look around at the hints, the odors, the smoke, no matter how wispy.
We need to align some sketchy evidence and make some deductions to draw a picture, because it is more believable and better than any information being given to us straight by the National Government or coming from incomplete and inclusive stories from newspapers and other media.