Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles is seeking legal action against a beauty product that referred to Manila as province of China.
“I write with reference to Ashley Shine Keratin Treatment Deep Repair that is distributed in the country by Elegant Fumes Beauty Products, Inc. of 707 Sto. Cristo Street, San Nicolas, City of Manila. It has come to our attention that the Chinese manufacturer of this product printed and distributed these products with a reference that Manila is a province of the People’s Republic of China,” Nograles said in letter to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) dated August 19.
He said that based on the information received by his office, the product bearing the address was manufactured in 2018 and is still distributed throughout the country.
“Succeeding batches of this product already omitted the declaration, but the offense remains the same,” he explained.
“Any act to undermine our sovereignty must be taken seriously. It is in this light that we respectfully ask your Office to immediately investigate this detestable and repulsive offense against our nation, and, if legally justified, prohibit the continued distribution of these products in our country,” Nograles said.