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Ombudsman of the Philippines
also known as Tanodbayan ng Pilipinas (using Filipino loan words), is an ombudsman responsible for investigating and prosecuting Philippine government officials accused of crimes, especially graft and corruption.
The Office of the Ombudsman independently monitors all three branches of the government for political corruption

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Ombudsman cases vs gov't officials up by 267% in 2016
January 29, 2017
The top offense is violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (402 cases), followed by malversation of public funds (390 cases), violation of presidential decrees (112 cases), and falsification of public documents (72 cases).

Never again an Arroyo and De Lima injustice
by Tony La Viña February 25, 2017

This sad episode can also be good for the country if we finally reform our criminal due process system.


Bounty Hunter
This video entitled ‘Bounty Hunter’ features ‘life of the bounty hunters.’
Nov 21, 2016 - Aired: November 19, 2016
Kilalang kilabot ng mga ‘wanted’ sa pulisya ang mga bounty hunter. Sila ang mga taong tumutulong sa pulis upang tugisin ang mga kilabot na criminal sa bansa kapalit ng reward money. Kilalanin sina Abner Afuang, ‘Jeff’ at Ramon Orbida at ang kanilang trabaho bilang mga bounty hunter.

PNP chief and AFP chief on alleged special treatment for high profile inmates
Feb 9, 2017


IMPORTANT: Duterte's links to Janet Lim Napoles' lawyers
by Pia Ranada February 16, 2017
Three lawyers who defended Janet Lim Napoles are staunch Duterte supporters. One of them is now a deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
It's not yet clear if President Rodrigo Duterte had a hand in the Office of the Solicitor General's move to recommend the acquittal of Janet Lim Napoles in the case of serious illegal detention.
What is certain, for now, are his ties to the alleged pork barrel queen's lawyers.
BuCor whistle-blower gunned down
February 04, 2017

The whistle-blower on the alleged irregularities at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) was gunned down by men riding in tandem at about 9 a.m. Saturday in Carmen, Davao del Norte.

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Congressmen want 9-year-old kids charged for crimes
by Mara Cepeda July 06, 2016

(UPDATED) Davao del Norte 1st district's Pantaleon Alvarez and Capiz 2nd district's Fredenil Castro file an accompanying bill seeking to restore the death penalty.

Congressmen are seeking to lower the age by which suspects can be criminally charged, while also proposing the restoration of the death penalty for heinous crimes.


Criminal Justice System in the Philippines
Feb 11, 2014

a live telecast designed to provide viewers relevant information on the inner workings of law enforcement and a better understanding of police procedures hosted by former Commissioner of Human Rights Atty. Wilhem Dabu Soriano and retired police General Lucas Malillin Managuelod.

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Koreans and crime in Angeles City:

Koreans in Angeles City appear unfazed after kidnapping-murder case
Jan 24, 2017

Angeles City cop reacts to own complaint of alleged illegal raid of a Korean owned establishment
Jan 23, 2017

IMPORTANT look also the article:
Koreans and crime in Angeles City
by Lian Buan
January 28, 2017
They have their own security desks, CCTVs and a specially-designated Korean police chief, but why are some Koreans in Angeles City still victimized or involved in crimes?

and the articles HERE

‘Noble cause’ police corruption: When good cops turn bad
by Raymund Narag November 16, 2016
Are we going to tolerate noble cause police corruption? It makes the criminal in all of us.
But is noble cause police corruption the answer? Will killing all drug addicts, criminals, and the corrupt, improve trust to the criminal justice system? Will it lead to a crime-free Philippines?
Duterte to revive Philippine Constabulary
by Pia Ranada September 20, 2016
The President says he needs more law enforcers to fight urban terrorism

"I will return the Philippine Constabulary under the 4 commands – army tapos Philippine Constabulary kasi kailangan ko ng tao sa urban terrorism like the SAF (Special Action Forces)," said Duterte

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LOOK BACK: The Philippine Constabulary under Marcos
by Katerina Francisco September 21, 2016
President Duterte says he wants to revive the Philippine Constabulary – the law enforcement force that became notorious for human rights abuses during the Martial Law years

Days before the Philippines is set to mark the 44th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, President Rodrigo Duterte made another callback to history: announcing his plan to revive the Philippine Constabulary (PC).
Philippine Constabulary - PC

(Filipino: Hukbóng Pamayapà ng Pilipinas, HPP) was a gendarmerie-type police force of the Philippines from 1901 to 1991.
On January 29, 1991, it was merged with the Integrated National Police to form the Philippine National Police.

PLDT, Smart provide text service & connectivity for the PNP
Sep 05, 2016
“Text-Bato” allows citizenry direct access to the Chief PNP
Text Bato message syntax: BATO (space) message then send to 7444-2286

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PNP launches mobile app to report crimes, emergencies
September 05, 2016
The app and the Police Quick Response System are meant to augment the Philippines' 911 emergency services hotline

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Trying individuals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

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The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC)

is a non-stock, non-profit non-government organization (NGO) which envisions a relatively crime-free and corruption-free Philippines.

Dutertism and Philippine populist criminality
by Christopher Magno July 11, 2016

We cite examples that represent a small portion of the many successful Philippine criminal politicians who began or furthered their political careers by capitalizing on their own crimes.
Two of the Filipinos I have interviewed express this popular view in stating, “All the politicians are corrupt”; “Give me the name of a politician who did not use government money for his own interests.”

What to do during a bombing
September 03, 2016

'Please report any and all suspicious activities no matter how insignificant they may seem'

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Bombing incident safety tips
Sep 14, 2016

Proclamation No. 55, s. 2016
Signed on September 4, 2016


Memorandum Order No. 3, s. 2016
Signed on September 7, 2016

Memorandum Order No. 4, s. 2016

State of nat'l emergency: More police, military in malls, train stations
by Pia Ranada September 06, 2016
The Palace releases guidelines for implementing President Duterte's declaration of 'state of national emergency on account of lawless violence'

De Lima: Palace guidelines on state of nat'l emergency 'prone to abuse'
by Camille Elemia September 08, 2016
Senator Leila De Lima – deemed the fiercest critic of President Duterte – expects the declaration to be questioned before the Supreme Court

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What’s a ‘state of lawlessness’?
Updated September 03, 2016
(UPDATED) Expect to see more soldiers, policemen, and checkpoints in key areas. Curfews can be imposed as the need arises.
The Videos

Duterte declares state of lawlessness - Ambush Interview - Davao City 9-3-2016
3 Sep 2016

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these Videos in the album "‘State of lawlessness’ - 'State of national emergency', Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution"

What’s a ‘state of lawlessness’, Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution

State of lawlessness meant to keep things 'under control'

Mga limitasyon ng 'state of lawlessness'

'State of national emergency', nilagdaan ni Duterte

Dokumento sa deklarasyon ng State of National Emergency, inilabas ng Malacañang

Palace directives on 'State of national emergency'

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State of lawlessness: Prelude to Martial Law?
by HOMOBONO A. ADAZA September 8, 2016

Prelude to Martial Law
December 06, 2016 by Ver F. Pacete

Diokno to Duterte: Why the continued state of nat'l emergency?
by Jodesz Gavilan October 22, 2016
Jose Manuel Diokno, dean of the De La Salle University College of Law, also says the involvement of the military in the war on drugs is questionable, with or without a state of national emergency

Congressmen justify drug war extension
by Mara Cepeda September 19, 2016
Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers, chairman of the committee on dangerous drugs, says the campaign against illegal drugs 'should not be time-bound'

Duterte seeks 6-month extension on drug war deadline
September 18, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, September 18, asked for a 6-month "extension" on his self-imposed deadline to end illegal drugs in 3 to 6 months.
Duterte said he has a final list that is about 3 inches thick, bearing the names of alleged drug personalities that include public officials. He said he had no idea of the extent of the drug problem until he became Chief Executive.

Dela Rosa thankful for 'war on drugs' extension
by Bea Cupin September 18, 2016
The PNP chief says he did not even discuss the idea of an extension with President Rodrigo Duterte but reckons the Chief Executive has seen that police are 'having a hard time'

Duterte signs state of nat'l emergency proclamation
Updated September 05, 2016
(UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation declaring a "state of national emergency on account of lawless violence," confirmed Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to media on Monday, September 5. Look also HERE

How 'state of lawlessness' was miscommunicated
by Pia Ranada September 04, 2016
The conflicting statements about the ‘state of lawlessness’ declared by the President leave the public in a state of confusion. Who's responsible?

Palace justifies Duterte’s declaration of ‘state of lawlessness’
September 03, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

State of lawlessness meant to keep things 'under control'
by Michael Bueza September 03, 2016
San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean Fr Ranhilio Aquino says that President Duterte's declaration of a state of lawlessness 'does not in any way entail the curtailment of any of our freedoms and liberties'

Duterte declares state of lawlessness
Updated September 03, 2016
(5TH UPDATE) The declaration is to ensure "coordinated efforts" between the police and the military in the government's fight against terrorism and illegal drugs, the President says

Government clarifies state of lawlessness order
September 03, 2016

Duterte declares 'state of lawless violence,' hikes military, police presence
Updated September 3, 2016

Making sense of Duterte's declaration of state of lawlessness
by Tony La Viña September 03, 2016
For now, Duterte's declaration does not appear to lead us to a slippery slope. But we must be vigilant.

and look MUCH more HERE

  Philippine habeas corpus cases - Article III

By: Cherry Apple M. Delaminez

are cases decided by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, concerning the writ of habeas corpus.
The writ of habeas corpus may be suspended in order to prevent any violence in cases of rebellion or insurrection, as the case may be. In Philippine jurisdiction, the present 1987 Philippine Constitution, Article III, Section 15 provides that “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except in cases of invasion or rebellion, when the public safety requires it.

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De Lima vs suspension of habeas corpus: We already have 'creeping martial law, authoritarianism'

Gordon wants Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus

Suspensyon ng habeas corpus, iminungkahi ni Gordon

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Duterte to Congress: Suspending habeas corpus a ‘passing thought’
by Camille Elemia November 15, 2016
'He was only thinking out loud, na ano ba 'yung mga weapons, ammunition, methods available to him,' Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III recalls the President telling lawmakers while discussing his war on drugs at a Palace meeting.

Duterte: Leaders need to do 'wrong' to protect people
by Pia Ranada November 14, 2016
President Duterte, after his warning to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, says, 'Either we do something to protect society or do something sometimes wrong to protect society'

Dela Rosa: Suspending habeas corpus makes job 'easier'
by Bea Cupin November 14, 2016
The PNP chief assures the public that even if the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, they will remain 'here to serve and protect.

LP senators: 'No basis' to suspend writ of habeas corpus
by Bea Cupin November 13, 2016
'The drug menace is not a ground to suspend the privilege of the writ,' say the 4 Liberal Party senators in a joint statement

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson
by Mara Cepeda November 13, 2016
Malacañang, meanwhile, says the suspension of the writ 'is just an idea' so far.

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 12, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this 'to protect the Republic of the Philippines'
President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus, a safeguard against warrantless arrests, if lawlessness – particularly the illegal drugs trade – persists in the country.

and HERE

Understanding the writ of habeas corpus
November 16, 2016 by Nicko Tubo

Last November 11, President Rodrigo Duterte said he might suspend the writ of habeas corpus to strengthen the war on drugs and supress lawlessness in Mindanao.
But what is writ of habeas corpus?


Robredo: Duterte has no legal basis to suspend habeas corpus

President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus has caused concern among ordinary citizens and public officials alike. Palace officials have quickly defended the president on his latest remarks, saying the possible suspension is an option accorded by law when conditions call for it. – ANC, The World Tonight, November 14, 2016

Proposal to suspend habeas corpus writ alarms senators
November 14, 2016 by Camille P. Balagt​as
Several senators expressed their disagreement on President Rodrigo Duterte’s idea to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus as a response to the country's "worsening" drug problem and lawlessness.

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Lawmakers hit Duterte's 'twisted, Marcosian' logic
by Mara Cepeda November 15, 2016
Congressmen from the independent minority bloc of the House cite the 'dangers' of President Rodrigo Duterte's unclear thought process.

The writ of habeas corpus restored - Proclamation No. 2, s. 1986

On March 2, 1986, addressing the large crowd that had gathered in Rizal Park, President Corazon C. Aquino announced the restoration of the writ of habeas corpus.


Duterte wants war on crime, drugs extended for 6 more months
Sep 18, 2016

“Give me another six months.”
President Duterte on Sunday admitted that he could not stop crime and illegal drugs in three to six months.

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PNP out of drug war means end to 'tokhang,' buy-bust
with video
by Bea Cupin January 30, 2017
What are policemen allowed and not allowed to do from today? The PNP explains in detail.

Duterte orders 'cleansing' of PNP, extends drug war again
by Pia Ranada January 30, 2017
The President orders the dissolution of all PNP anti-drug units and the creation of a new command to rid the police force of corrupt personnel.

PNP to create task force vs scalawag cops
by Bea Cupin January 30, 2017
The task force will focus on corruption within the PNP's ranks.

Gordon wants emergency powers for Duterte, suspension of habeas corpus
by Camille Elemia Updated 9:03 PM, September 08, 2016

(UPDATED) The idea does not sit well with senators Franklin Drilon and Leila De Lima, with De Lima saying it would be similar to 'creeping martial law, authoritarianism'

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"International Criminal Police Cooperation - INTERPOL Manila & Philippine Center on Transnational Crime" HERE


Cyber & Phone Crime

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Filipino Gangs

By Keisuke Nagoshi

The Sputnik gang is the biggest in the Philippines. It’s so enormous that it’s difficult to keep track of all the smaller, weaker branches at the bottom of its hierarchy. The lowest rangs are more like local vigilantes watching over the neighborhood while their wives and sons cheer them on.

Bahala Na Gang

a street gang and organized crime group with origins in the Philippines. The gang was formed in the early 1940s among Filipino inmates in large and dangerous Manila correctional facilities. The literal translation of Bahala Na is used to indicate that life was hopeless and that it didn't really matter what one did if fate was against you. This value of fatalism can also be seen in the numerous tattoos original members of the Bahala Na had.

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Rugby Boys

a common group of gang of street children found in the Philippines. They are one of the most well-known poverty-afflicted people found in the slums. They are known for using and being addicted to a files/cement known as "Rugby" brand manufactured by Bostik, who has since added a sniffing deterrent and other aromatic solvents to alleviate their hunger, and resulting in crime to fund their addiction.



Gapos Gang

a robbery group that barges into houses and hogties victims before robbing them of their jewelry, cash and other important belongings. The group usually targets big houses in peaceful villages and thoroughly examines the actions of its prospective victims.

Tips to avoid 'Gapos Gang'

Be mindful with the so-called 'Gapos Gang' and learn some tips on how to avoid them with the help of Mr. Bong Oteyza, security consultant. Oct 13, 2014


Kasambahay nabiktima ng Gapos Gang

Hindi malilimutan ng isang 59-anyos na kasambahay ang naranasan niya sa kamay ng mga kawatan na iginapos siya at binalot ng packaging tape ang kanyang mukha habang pinagnanakawan ang bahay niyang pinagsisilbihan. Oct 17, 2014

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How to avoid taxi robberies

The riding public is being advised to be very careful when taking taxis as some robbers pose as drivers to take advantage of their passengers. Sep 6, 2014

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Ipit-Taxi Gang, Woman stabbed, left for dead

A woman narrowly escaped with her life after being stabbed and left for dead by members of the Ipit-Taxi Gang in Metro Manila. Oct 6, 2014

Remark this is an album in the album "Gangs - Etc."

Look also PNP Warns People of Ipit Taxi Gang

The modus of this group involves picking a random person in a random place. The driver will then stop in a certain area, unlocking the doors and will let two men ride the taxi from both doors sandwiching the poor victim to successfully rob him and asked to withdraw money from his ATM.


Basag-kotse gangs

Basag-kotse is the criminal act of smashing a car's windshield or windows to unlawfully get valuables in the passenger cabin. We've all heard of unattended cars parked in isolated or dark places being victimized by glass-breaking thugs, but these gangsters are now so brazen that they hop onto motorbikes and shatter windows of cars sitting in traffic, while the car's driver and passengers are inside.

Remark this is an album in the album "Gangs - Etc."


Tips para maiwasan ang Basag-Kotse Gang
Alamin ang ilang practical tips para maiwasang mabiktima ng Basag-Kotse Gang. Oct 2, 2014


Architect last victim of 'basag-kotse' gang
An architect lost her new laptop and other belongings to the ‘basag-kotse’ gang in Quezon City. Dec 11, 2014

Look also the article HERE

Budol and Dugo

Budol-Budol and Dugo-Dugo gangs


Know how 'Budol-budol' gang operates

Watch Bistado to know how to protect yourself from 'Budol-budol' gang. - Jun 30, 2014


Watch Failon Ngayon as we discuss the issue of Budol Kwatro group, and their deception to some victims. Jun 20, 2015

Budol-budol is a scam principally involving a bundle (budol) of cash padded inside with sheets of paper cut in the size of money. Only the exposed sides however are real money, everything in between are plain paper cuttings.

Remark these are albums in the album "Gangs - Etc."

Look also the article HERE and the article Pa, daughter lost P23,000 to budol-budol gang By Alger Dura Sunday, April 27, 2014


Know the modus of Patay Gang

Bistado tracks down a group called Patay Gang. Manuel, a former member of the group reveals the modus operandi of the gang, which is to solicit money from people for the burial purposes of their "dead" relative.

Oct 27, 2014

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Protect yourself from Dugo-dugo Gang

The Dugo-Dugo gangs operate using the telephone. E.g. they will call the house, hoping that the maid will answer the telephone, telling her that the homeowner or her employer was in an accident, and that she needs to bring money to the hospital right away. After the maid gathers the required loot, they meet her and, while she is enchanted, steal the money.

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Watch Bistado as they reenact how Dugo-dugo Gang operates and see how effective their style is. Jul 7, 2014


Girl loses P100K jewelry to 'Dugo-dugo' gang
Jun 19, 2015

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Top 5 Christmas Modus

Bistado presents the top 5 modus operandis usually evident during the Christmas season. Be aware of these crimes by watching this video.

Dec 15, 2014

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Organized crime e.g. syndicates - Etc.

Look also: IMPORTANT Cyber & Phone Crime e.g. about the emerging phenomenon called sextortion


International Criminal Police Cooperation - INTERPOL Manila & Philippine Center on Transnational Crime HERE

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The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC warns anew vs investment scams

The commission cautions the public against SUCCESS200 and FLAG Prosperity for their unauthorized investment-taking activities. 5:16 PM, July 22, 2015



by/Agnes M. Brazal


Investment scam victimizes Ifugao tribal people

More P40 million pesos are allegedly taken to the victims from Ifugao tribe. Aug 4, 2015


SEC warns public anew against investment scams

Muling nagpaalala sa publiko ang Securities and Exchange Commission laban sa mga investment company na layon lamang makapanloko ng mga mamumuhunan. Aug 26, 2015

Drug syndicates use social media for recruitment
by/Chay F. Hofileña May 01, 2015

Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship.
No different from terrorists, drug syndicates targeting potential drug couriers in the Philippines have resorted to social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, to recruit new victims.

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Jee Ick Joo killed to 'silence' him on cops' extortion of Koreans
by Camille Elemia Updated February 23, 2017
(UPDATED) 'He was really going to be assassinated,' says Senior Superintendent Glenn Dumlao, chief of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group, citing the findings of the investigation into the South Korean businessman's death.

the Video:
Jee Ick Joo death 'Korean mafia-related'
Feb 23, 2017
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre says it possible that the Korean mafia is involved in the death of Jee Ick Joo, and has links to Korean embassy.

Korean execs: No mafia in Cebu
February 09, 2017 By Kevin A. Lagunda
Korean officials denied President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim about the presence of a mafia in Cebu formed by their countrymen.

Biz leaders downplay 'Korean Mafia' effect
February 07, 2017 By Katlene O. Cacho - Isolde D. Amante

PNP, NBI probe Korean mafia's hand behind Jee kidnap-slay case
February 06, 2017 By Keith A. Calayag

PDEA confirms Korean mafia presence in Cebu
February 06, 2017 By Johanna O. Bajenting, Elias O. Baquero, Sheila C. Gravinez
THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) - Central Visayas confirmed the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte last Saturday night in Davao City that a Korean mafia is allegedly operating an illegal drug trade and a prostitution ring in Cebu.

'Narconomics': Lessons for the Philippines' war vs drugs
by Ronald U. Mendoza July 09, 2016
Lowering the age of criminality in the Philippines should be reconsidered. Throwing children in jail cells with hardened criminals may actually strengthen drug lords’ ability to recruit fresh talent – hardening youth who could have otherwise been saved from a life of crime and drugs.

Drug groups tap persons with HIV as couriers
by/Aries Rufo May 01, 2015
Drug syndicates think that tapping an HIV-positive foreign courier will result in repatriation to the country of origin rather than arrest.

International drug gangs prey on Filipinos abroad
by/Agence France-Presse Updated April 22, 2015
With many coming from poor farming areas and lacking in street smarts, they are easy pickings for international crime gangs on the hunt for drug mules


by/Venancio J. Tesoro
Penal Superintendent IV of the Bureau of Corrections

Kuratong Baleleng

an organized crime syndicate in the Philippines that once was an anti-communist vigilante group

The Kuratong Baleleng crime syndicate

which grabbed national attention because of a string of brazen bank robberies, kidnappings and a sensational rubout case against ranking police officers, is still alive and kicking.

Philippine organized crime syndicates

The Salisi gang

an organized crime syndicate originating and operating in the Philippines mostly in Metro Manila. It was founded by thieves and robbers from the slums of Manila.

Salisi Gang was formed in 1980 by ordinary thieves and their close allies in the Sindikatu. The gang drew membership from street children of the Metropolitan Manila area and the outlying provinces. In the beginning the group was mainly involved in petty thief, but later they started to get involved in organized crime

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Money Laundering

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PH 15th largest exporter of dirty money in developing world

by/Buena Bernal Dec 16, 2014

U.S. labels Philippines as major money laundering site again
By Chrisee Dela Paz Mar 6, 2017
For the US State Department, money laundering remains a serious concern in the Philippines due to its 'international narcotics trade,' corruption, and weak laws.
Palace: PH bent on staying away from dirty money 'gray list'
Chrisee Dela Paz March 03, 2016

This comes amid reports that $100 million in dirty money ended up being laundered in local casinos

Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 RA 9160


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PH to strengthen financial system’s legal framework
May 11, 2016
The Department of Finance submitted a proposal to strengthen the country’s Anti-Money Laundering Act to the congressional leadership.

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What is the Anti-money Laundering Act of 2001 - Remark this is an album in the album "Laws - Constitution & Laws of the Philippines - Etc."

RA 9160


Look the rules 9610-IRR HERE



Dummies? NBI probes De Lima's friends for laundering
September 23, 2016
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says also under investigation are several corporations, where some of the stockholders reportedly have connections to drug lords

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Crimes - Etc. e.g. Graft, Corruption, Plunder and Bribery

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Crime in the Philippines
Organized crime
Petty crime
Violent crime
Human trafficking
Corruption and police misconduct

Crimes without complainants
March 14, 2017
LAST week, lawyer Eduardo Soleng urged business owners in Cebu to avoid giving cash or gifts, including lechon, to persuade government employees to handle their transactions in their favor. He also asked them to report extortion attempts to the ombudsman’s office or the civil Service Commission.
When people talk about corruption, the focus usually stays on the government worker or official who receives gifts or cash, whether they asked for these or not. Are the sources of these gifts not required to be accountable as well? They are, and plenty of laws are clear on that matter.
Duterte warns more appointees to be fired over corruption
by Pia Ranada March 03, 2017
After firing the NIA chief and his fraternity brothers from the BI, the President vows to fire more of his appointees who figure in corruption

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Duterte: ‘I did not say I will kill plunderers’
March 03, 2017 By Alwen Saliring, Abigail Viguella
"I said I will stop corruption but I did not say I am going to kill the plunderer.”

CA rejects Yasay appointment as foreign secretary
with video
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 08, 2017
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte can no longer reappoint Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary after the CA rejected him over citizenship issues

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Beyond Yasay's lies
March 13, 2017
The Commission on Appointments has the power to confirm, bypass, or reject the appointment of top public officials and senior military officers. But here are 5 reasons this power is flawed.

Lawmakers told Duterte: Yasay 'cannot be saved anymore'
by Pia Ranada March 09, 2017
When the President's Congress allies meet him in Malacañang on the eve of Perfecto Yasay Jr's confirmation hearing, they prepare him for the inevitable

FACT CHECK: Did Rappler say Yasay got U.S. passport in 2006?
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 08, 2017
Rappler never reported that Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr 'was issued a passport in 2006' as Yasay claimed.

Yasay lied under oath, now admits owning U.S. passport
with videos
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 06, 2017
Is the Philippines' foreign secretary an American citizen? Perfecto Yasay Jr backtracks on his earlier statements – one of these under oath – that he never owned a US passport.

CA members to reject Yasay appointment
by Camille Elemia March 07, 2017
(UPDATED) 'Buo ang paniniwala ng members of the Commission on Appointments na talagang nagkaroon siya ng US citizenship,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, CA foreign affairs committee chair.

U.S. citizenship issue hounds Yasay ahead of CA confirmation
with video
by Rappler Investigative Team January 10, 2017
Nagging issues against Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr include the pending criminal charges filed against him by BSP and his flip-flopping statements.
Rappler found out that he had a US passport with No. 121190223, which he supposedly used in travels from 2007 to 2009.

Why Yasay believes Duterte shouldn't sack him this year
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr claims he does not know that President Rodrigo Duterte wants to replace him, despite Duterte's pronouncements.

Criminal charges filed by Central Bank still haunt Yasay
The Commission on Appointments (CA) is set to grill Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr over 4 criminal against him before the DOJ once his confirmation hearing continues.
The Philippines' top diplomat, a former bank director, is the subject of 4 criminal charges lodged by the BSP in April 2011 "for falsification, grant of illegal loans, and major violations of banking laws.

On U.S. citizenship: Did Yasay commit perjury?
'I am so sad that he could lie under oath before the members of the Commission on Appointments,' Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato tells Rappler.

TIMELINE: When Foreign Secretary Yasay was a foreigner
From becoming a foreigner after Ferdinand Marcos is toppled, Perfecto Yasay Jr is appointed foreign secretary under President Rodrigo Duterte

All above by Paterno Esmaquel II February 27, 28, March 04, 2017

Refuting Yasay: No oath of allegiance for green card holders or NY Bar passers
by Carlo Osi and Elaine San Juan-Tica March 04, 2017
To be clear, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States is not a requirement to obtain LPR/green card status. But it is a requirement to become a naturalized citizen of the US.

Plunder cases in the Philippines: Was anyone punished?
by Michael Bueza February 18, 2017
Of the two people convicted of plunder so far, only one – a lowly BIR cashier – is still serving her sentence. Former president Joseph Estrada was pardoned.
Tuguegarao mayor: How to face cases and stay in office
by Lian Buan and Raymon Dullana February 19, 2017

Mayor Jefferson Soriano has faced 4 corruption charges and an electoral fraud case, but has been able to hold on to office for 4 years, with a re-election in between.

Graft and corruption in our everyday lives
by Gideon Lasco February 15, 2017

Leadership plays a decisive, if not central, role. We can also fight the monster with our bare hands.

Corruption perceptions index 2016

Sad - still same low score "35" for the Philippines, ranks 101/176 countries

Tracking Sandiganbayan: Who's who in PH's biggest corruption cases?
by Lian Buan January 22, 2017

Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti-graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?

Plunder & graft trials: How do cases proceed through the courts?
by Lian Buan January 15, 2017

Some experts say it could be 10 years before the pork barrel scam cases are resolved. What exactly goes on inside the courts?

Plunder is a heinous crime
February 13, 2017

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Panelo: 'Plunder is a heinous crime’
February 14, 2017 By Ruth Abbey Gita
CHIEF Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Tuesday that plunder should not be excluded in the list of offenses punishable by death.


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Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers
by Camille Elemia January 21, 2017
Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain, and with them went the hope they would one day reap the 'rewards' of what's seen as among the biggest scams of the century.
The 3 are among the 3.5 million coconut farmers, earning an estimated P16,000 annually and belonging to the country’s poorest of the poor. They are victims of the coco levy fund scam from 1971 to 1983 under the Marcos administration, with collected taxes amounting to P9.7 billion.
These farmers were taxed by the government, only for their payments to be used by former president Ferdinand Marcos and his alleged cronies, Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr, Juan Ponce Enrile, and some others, to invest in and buy businesses for their own benefit.

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The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino
by Camille Elemia January 22, 2017
PART 2: More than the long, arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds, the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress, where politics comes into play.
The controversial coco levy fund began under former president Ferdinand Marcos in 1971 when he and his cronies enacted a law that imposed taxes on coconut farmers’ products.
But more than 4 decades since then, coconut farmers have yet to receive their "promised rewards." What happened to the billions of pesos of coco levy funds under each administration?


Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will
by Camille Elemia January 23, 2017
PART 3: Will the coconut farmers, among the country's poorest of the poor, finally claim what is rightfully theirs as promised by the President?
It's been a promise made in every presidential campaign – that government would finally return the money to coco farmers. Yet, almost 45 years since former president Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies, including Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr, imposed coco levies or taxes on coconut products, farmers have yet to see and feel the “reward” promised them.

5 reasons the gold shipment complaint vs Aquino is a joke
by Lian Buan January 07, 2017

Wrong documents, wrong dates, wrong government posts are cited.
On Friday, January 6, a certain Rogelio Cantora filed with the Office of the Ombudsman a plunder complaint against former president Benigno Aquino III for allegedly authorizing the illegal transfer of 3,500 metric tons of gold from Switzerland to Thailand.
But here are 5 reasons these allegations should be taken with a grain of salt


President Rodrigo Duterte on the fight against corruption
Jan 1, 2017
Three days before the year ends, President Rodrigo Duterte talks about fighting corruption: "You can help by being assertive of your rights."
Do you have experiences of corruption or want to commend good services in government? Report to!

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Duterte: Say 'No' to corruption
January 02, 2017
United Nations Convention against Corruption
Background of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

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4th State Conference of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, UNCAC Implementation Review
Malacañan Palace, December 7, 2016

Remark this is an album in the album "Graft, Corruption and Bribery"

Ombudsman probes Dela Rosa's Pacquiao-funded trip
by Katerina Francisco Updated November 11, 2016

Public officials are prohibited from receiving gifts of significant value. The PNP chief has admitted that Senator Pacquiao took care of his and his family's airfare, accommodations, and even allowance.

Online libel tops cybercrime cases in the Philippines for 2016
by Katerina Francisco January 27, 2017

The number of cybercrime complaints has increased over the past 3 years, with online libel, online scams, and identity theft being the most common complaints.


Graft, Corruption and Bribery

Graft and corruption in the government
by/JUAN PAOLO ARANAS, Part-time Instructor/Office Staff, Bids & Awards Committee Bohol Island State University Main Campus - Look this as ppt
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The hidden cost of corruption
Sep 26, 2016
Corruption has become too common in public service. So common that we let it slide and forget about its long term impact on our economy and society. Though we don't see it or feel it directly, corruption has a huge impact on our country's governance. Take a stand against corruption and join our movement. Say no to corruption and pledge that it will not happen on your watch. #NotOnMyWatch

Habitus: Graft and Corruption in the Philippines
A Documentary in Public Economics, Econ 3033 Mar 12, 2013

Graft & Corruption in the Philippines
kaspil2 a53 grp. 5 Apr 2, 2014

Corruption in the Philippines
Final Requirement for ZEC 119 Mar 16, 2015

BUWIS=BUHAY: a documentary about corruption
Sep 30, 2015 by Ken Balmedina

Moral Theology: Graft and Corruption
Mar 14, 2014 ryan geronimo

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'Corruption meter': How gov't agencies fare in fighting corruption
by Michael Bueza August 13, 2016

The Bureau of Customs has consistently been seen as the least sincere in fighting corruption, based on SWS surveys among business owners and managers
The effects of corruption can be felt not only by individual Filipinos but by businesses and corporations as well.

#NotOnMyWatch: Pledge to fight corruption
Do you know government agencies that engage in corrupt practices?
A 2013 survey by the Office of the Ombudsman showed that one in 20 Filipino families admitted giving bribes in transactions with government agencies.
What would you do to stop corruption in government?

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Impact of corruption on the Philippines
by Aika Rey August 10, 2016
Sums lost to corruption could have been used for education, health, or infrastructure.
Are you aware of how huge the impact of corruption is on the country?
Under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III, the campaign on good governance was hinged on the slogan, "Pag walang kurap, walang mahirap (if there is no corruption, there is no poverty)."
Netizens on #CorruptionPH: Come forward to report cases
by Aika Rey July 17, 2016

How can the public help stop corrupt practices? Social media users weigh in on the fight against corruption.
The country remains perceived as one of the most corrupt nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
In the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015, for instance, the Philippines slid to 95th out of 168 countries, with a score of 35/100.

How safe are we? Cebu among top 5 cities with murder, robbery cases

By Oscar C. Pineda, Isolde D. Amante April 03, 2016


Increasing crime rate
Mar 30, 2016

Crime rates seems to be increasing every year.

Is there progress in fighting corruption?
by/ Reynaldo Santos Jr March 18, 2016

If conviction and case disposal rates are good indicators of fighting corruption, how do the Sandiganbayan and Ombudsman fare?

PH slides in global corruption ranking
by/ KD Suarez January 27, 2016

The Philippines is now ranked 95th among 168 countries included in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index

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by Aika Rey July 15, 2016
Know more about efforts to curb corruption in the Philippines

Plunder in the Philippines
by/ Michael Bueza June 21, 2014

Get to know the origins of the Anti-Plunder Law, and the plunder cases that have been filed since 1997

Recovering Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth: After 30 years, what?
by/ Philip M. Lustre Jr. Feb 25, 2016

The irony – or tragedy – is that despite overwhelming evidence against them, not one of the Marcoses and their cronies had spent a day in prison for plundering the nation

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by/Philip Sherwell, Asia Editor 25 Feb 2016

 and HERE and HERE Crime against foreigners in the Philippines

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Laws about Graft, Bribery and Plunder

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Department of Justice

Anti-Graft laws


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and the Video RA 3019 PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

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Look also the article Plunder in the Philippines
by/ Michael Bueza June 21, 2014
Get to know the origins of the Anti-Plunder Law, and the plunder cases that have been filed since 1997

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Feb 27, 2014

RA 7080 - Plunder and Bail
Jul 1, 2014
What is plunder? What are the acts that constitute as plunder? Is it a bailable offense? What are the penalties for plunder?

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