Probe colorum courier services, DICT urged

February 03, 2020

Anti-crime watchdog Citizens  Crime Watch yesterday urged the Department of Information and Communications Technology(DICT) to conduct an investigation into colorum courier services.

The CCW, led by its counsel Atty. Ferdinand Topacio and president Diego Magpantay, filed a letter-complaint to Information and Communications Secretary  Gringo Honasan to look into the  operation of the illegal companies.

The group also asked the the House of Representatives to expedite the legislative inquiry on the House Resolution filed by Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza.

In his resolution, Atienza called on government agencies to look into the companies that are reportedly operating without proper 78.

Atienza pointed out that  these couriers are being used illegally, citing a report that drug packages were found being delivered through courier services.

He said in another instance, a TNVS driver was arrested while delivering drug package to a consignee.

The CCW also sought an explanation from the DICT why some courier firms are operating without permits.

“Why those entities obviously guilty of open breach of the law have been allowed registration, thus, legitimizing disrespect for rules and regulations,” Topacio said.

He added that the DICT has a regulatory power to control these illegal operations and can coordinate with other government agencies for arrest or apprehension.

The CCW is set to create a complaint hotline for  the consumers.