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Massive Lebanese-led human trafficking ring busted in Zamboanga City

Government agents have arrested members of a human trafficking ring in a simultaneous bust operation in Bulucan, Caloocan City and Zamboanga City. Reports show that the syndicate was led by a Lebanese man by the name of Pascal Sreih, using an alias of “Kuya Mario” along with his Filipina wife Vilma Rose…


US to seize millions that Janet Napoles claimed was for disaster relief

  The US Justice Department moved this week to seize assets owned by Janet Napoles, the businesswoman at the centre of the ‘pork barrel scam.’ The department filed a civil forfeiture complaint to gain access to the posh Los Angles condominium and Porsche Boxster that Napoles bought for her daughter with money intended…


Philippines blacklists 43 ‘balikbayan box’ shippers due to complaints

The Department of Trade and Industry in the Philippines has placed 43 sea freight shippers on its blacklist this year. The blacklisting comes in wake of excessive complaints lodged against the companies – mainly due to non-delivery. “The DTI’s Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau listed these erring freight forwarders to prevent consumers…