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The gist of the controversy is, the Bureau of Customs, under the policy of the Bureau of Finance, started applying tariffs to imported books (around 1-5%,  depending on the nature of the book). This is aid to be in violation of the Florence Agreement. When local book distributors protested, customs sequestered all incoming books.

The book-loving lawyers of the blogosphere, of course, endorse  rational discourse over the matter. I think the issue stopped being rational when Customs withheld the release of our precious books.

It’s a slap on our literate faces.