A number of NGOs are alarmed with the rampant smuggling of meat into the Metro Manila area putting blame on the Bureau of Customs and the national Meat Inspection Service along the way.
Double dead meat known in the country as botcha has been illegally entering the country for years even if the issue has had ample media coverage for the longest time.
Alab ng Mamamahayag President Berteni Causing said this afternoon that Bureau of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon is not even taking steps in stopping the said activity.
This is not just a problem of Filipino buyers getting sick because of the smuggled meat though. According to a recent statistical report, the Philippine Government is losing up to Php 650, 000 in taxes daily because of the illegal entry of botya products into the country.
It has also been reported recently that 15 containers of botcha enter the Philippines on a daily basis.