‘Pastillas’ whistleblower alleges immigration officials receive PHP20,000 a week in bribes

Immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) receive as much as PHP20,000 (US$393) per week in bribes for agreeing to be part of the pastillas scheme, a Bureau of Immigration (BI) officer revealed yesterday. Allison Chiong, the whistleblower, said in a Senate hearing that he was the BI officer who gave the undercover video ...

Teachers’ group accuses Manila cops of ‘profiling’ Muslim students

Teachers’ group accuses Manila cops of ‘profiling’ Muslim students

A teachers’ party-list group has accused the Manila Police District (MPD) of compiling a list of Muslim students, an act they said was tantamount to profiling. The Alliance...

Justice Secretary orders probe into former corrections officer’s killing, videos from crime scene ‘defective’

Justice Secretary orders probe into former corrections officer’s killing, videos from crime scene ‘defective’

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday ordered an investigation into the killing of former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officer Frederic Santos, an official who accused of...

Man arrested for shooting noodle vendor, blames victim for resisting

Man arrested for shooting noodle vendor, blames victim for resisting

A man was arrested in Manila’s Port Area after he was allegedly caught on camera shooting a noodle vendor in the neck during a robbery. Suspect Alexander Ogdamina, 36, was...

Former corrections officer shot dead while waiting for daughter outside school

Former corrections officer shot dead while waiting for daughter outside school

Lawyer Fredric Santos, the former legal division chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), was gunned down this afternoon in the village of Poblacion in Muntinlupa by two...

Chinese driver who spat at cop arrested by immigration officers for being an ‘undesirable alien’

Chinese driver who spat at cop arrested by immigration officers for being an ‘undesirable alien’

None of this would’ve happened if he just followed traffic rules. Zhou Ziyi, the 50-year-old Chinese driver caught on camera spitting at a Manila traffic cop after leading...

Trillanes claims he refused political asylum in two countries following sedition charges

Trillanes claims he refused political asylum in two countries following sedition charges

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV today said he’s unfazed by multiple cases filed against him by the government, including a conspiracy to commit sedition charge in...

Immigration Bureau sacks airport officials as it investigates billion-peso bribery claims

Immigration Bureau sacks airport officials as it investigates billion-peso bribery claims

Five officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have been sacked in connection with an alleged scheme in which officials accepted bribes in exchange for facilitating the...

Former communist leader arrested for alleged involvement in 1980s Leyte massacre

Former communist leader arrested for alleged involvement in 1980s Leyte massacre

Rodolfo Salas, a former leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was arrested today in Angeles City, Pampanga in connection with the government has characterized as...

Sorsogon student dies in suspected hazing incident

Sorsogon student dies in suspected hazing incident

A 23-year-old college student died after sustaining injuries from alleged hazing rites in Sorsogon’s Bulan town, local police said last night. According to a statement...


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