Is it right that the Consolidated Mines Inc.(CMI) president blame the lost of national government taxes to illegal mining alone in the Zambales Philippines whereas the Aquino government boast a robust government taxes through thrifting? How is that, if the Aquino government never spent much?
According to the president of the Consolidated Mines, Inc. –one of the Mining company in the Philippines –Benicio Eusebio – “The national government has lost about P10 million in tax revenues, so far, because of the illegal hauling and shipping..” and he accused the Zambales governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. of abusing his authority by issuing permits to small-scale mining company and according to Eusebio it is only the Department of Environment and National Resources(DENR) could issue such permit, thus he accused the Zambales governor of allowing what he so-called “illegal mining in the Sitio Coto mineral reservation.
However, the Department of Environment and National Resource (DENR) just issued a cease and desist orders (CDOs) to several small-scale miners and never file a lawsuit to the small-scale miners which the Consolidated Miners, Inc. president Benicio Eusebio complain about even the Zamboanga governor was never touched by the National government?
How can that be that one small-scale miners mining activity has affected national government budget? Has the Pinas lost taxes then?