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October 2015

Filipina arrested at Manila Airport in “live bullet” scam, the third this week

A 68-year-old Filipina departing for Boracay was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after a bullet was discovered in her carry-on bag. Members of Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group arrested Revelina A Combis, a resident of South Poblacion, Dipaculao, Aurora, after a .45 cal. bullet was ‘found’ in…


Korean arrested by Bureau of Immigration has some serious questions

After the firing of two Bureau of Immigration agents this week, BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison assured the public that corruption within the ranks of the bureau was being carefully watched. Yet, this week a prominent Korean businessman, Kang Tae Sik from Makati City, has been arrested by BI agents. The story…


Three children drown while crossing river in Bacolor, Pampanga

A strong current claimed the lives of three young children on Tuesday, as they attempted to cross a river in the town of Bacolor. Pampanga police director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono identified the victims as eight-year-old Nicole Fuentes, four-year-old Marjorie Caniabano,  and five-year-old Jomar Caniabano. Police say the children were…



It’s set to take even longer to get driving licence in the Philippines

Additional delays in the issuance of licence cards are looming over the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after the Manila Regional Trial Court ordered the stop payment for the licence card and supply project. Allcard Plastic Philippines, Inc. was the rightful bidder of a 336-million peso project to supply the cards…


$380,000,000 750-bed ‘geriatric hotel’ to rise in Cagayan de Oro City

A 6.5 hectare plot in Cagayan de Oro City will soon change the landscape of the city when a ‘state-of-the-art” 380-million International Health Hospital, Hotel Geriatric and shopping centre is built. The proposal, funded by the Turkish government, should pass without objection in the northern Mindanao city. The project will include…


Bureau of Immigration fires two officers after attempt to extort American

Two Bureau of Immigration employees were fired by the Department of Jutice after being found guilty of involving themselves in illegal activities associated with an American. . Information received from Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said two people were dismissed following an order from the Department of Justice on…




President Obama to visit Turkey, Malaysia and Philippines in November

President Obama will travel to Turkey for the G20 Summit, followed by visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, it has been announced. At the G20 Summit, leaders from around the world will give final approval to a new plan to crack down on tax evasion by multinational corporations that cost…