aman futures - updates

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Oct 27, 2016 - 3:41 PM

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Court grants bail to Aman Futures scam alleged mastermind

Oct 27, 2016 - 9:26 AM

The Court of Appeals says the prosecution failed to prove that former Pagadian City mayor Samuel Co performed any overt act in furtherance of the alleged conspiracy

Former Pagadian City mayor Samuel Co in 2012. Screengrab from ANC on YouTube

Not all that glitters is gold

Feb 21, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The lure of a quick return on investment momentarily blinds many until they realize they are trapped in a scam

PH to appeal for extradition of Aman Futures boss

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The Philippines expresses deep disappointment over Malaysia s decision to stop the extradition of Emmanuel Amalilio who is accused of duping over 15 000 Filipinos in a P12 billion 268 1 million pyramid scam

APPEAL. The Philippines fails in its bid to extradite alleged pyramid scam mastermind Emmanuel Amalilio. Screenshot from Kirk Leighton Eguia/Youtube

Pagadian ex-mayor linked to Aman scam nabbed

Dec 15, 2013 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED Former Pagadian City mayor Samuel Co has been arrested in Manila in connection with the Aman Futures networking scam

Aman scam suspects face new estafa raps

Jul 24, 2013 - 9:15 AM

Department of Justice prosecutors in Cebu find probable cause for another round of charges against former Pagadian Mayor Samuel Co and 11 others

DISMISS THE CHARGES. Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co denies any link with Aman scam despite documentary evidence and witnesses implicating his involvement. Screenshot from ANC on YouTube.

Court orders arrest of Pagadian City mayor

Apr 13, 2013 - 3:56 PM

The Lanao del Norte court fails to serve the warrant of arrest for Pagadian City Mayor Sammy Co

Malacañang: Amalilio is a Filipino citizen

Jan 28, 2013 - 3:08 PM

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda denies reports that Manuel Amalilio is a Malaysian citizen arguing the National Bureau of Investigation has a certified true copy of his birth certificate

DFA orders probe into stalled Amalilio departure

Jan 26, 2013 - 5:39 PM

Members of the National Bureau of Investigation were supposed to fly Amalilio back to Manila from Kota Kinabalu on Friday January 25

Malaysian police stops Aman boss departure

Jan 25, 2013 - 5:48 PM

3rd UPDATE The scheduled departure of Emmanuel Amalilio for Manila encounters obstacles

Pyramid scam 'mastermind' returns to PH Friday

Jan 24, 2013 - 7:16 PM

Amalilio was arrested in Malaysia for possession of a fake passport

BACK IN MANILA. Amalilio - the man behind the multibillion peso scam - will be taken back to Manila by NBI agents on January 25. Screengrab from

Aman Futures boss arrested in Malaysia

Jan 23, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Malaysian authorities arrest Emmanuel Amalilio in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

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Aman Futures president claims he's just a driver

Dec 27, 2012 - 7:44 PM

The President of Aman Futures Group Inc Fernando Luna says Manuel Amarillo is the mastermind behind the pyramid scam

Why are we so gullible?

Dec 08, 2012 - 11:49 AM

Next time you get hoodwinked into a scam instead of saying you were gullible or greedy you can say you just wanted to be liked

NBI charges Pagadian mayor with estafa, graft

Dec 04, 2012 - 6:22 PM

Pagadian Mayor Samuel Co issued a temporary permit to Aman on July 27 even if the firm did not have a secondary license says the NBI


P200-M Aman Futures accounts frozen

Dec 04, 2012 - 12:32 PM

The Anti Money Laundering Council says it has frozen the accounts of Aman Futures amounting to P200 M

Timeline: The Aman Futures pyramid scam

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:04 PM

Rappler traces the development of the Aman Futures pyramid scam in Pagadian City and the alleged role played by Samuel Co

Pagadian mayor says he distributed Aman checks 'to help my people'

Nov 28, 2012 - 1:28 PM

Pagadian Mayor Samuel Co confirms that he handed out checks from Aman to investors but insisted he had no involvement with the company and only meant to help investors get their money after the Aman offices closed down

Board members of firm behind pyramid scam 'dummies'

Nov 27, 2012 - 8:34 PM

Officers of the Aman Futures Group claim they didn t know the group is operating a pyramid scam


Pagadian mayor denies hand in pyramid scam

Nov 27, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Co says he is being used as a scapegoat

DILG on Aman: No evidence local officials invested IRAs

Nov 26, 2012 - 6:24 PM

Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero says they have no evidence so far that local officials have invested their Internal Revenue Allotment in the Aman pyramid scam

FULL DISCLOSURE. Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero hopes that the new portal will make local governments more transparent and accountable. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez.

NBI links Pagadian mayor to pyramid scam

Nov 26, 2012 - 6:11 PM

The NBI says it has sufficient evidence to charge Pagadian Mayor Co with graft and estafa


Pagadian mayor, police file complaints vs alleged scammers

Nov 21, 2012 - 5:22 PM

Co has insisted he s a victim and is not part of the pyramid scam


DOJ readies subpoena vs 44 pyramid scam suspects

Nov 20, 2012 - 6:28 PM

The DOJ will also hold a preliminary investigation on the scam on November 27


4 tips from PNoy on avoiding pyramid scams

Nov 20, 2012 - 5:19 PM

In the wake of the several pyramid scams that have victimized thousands of Filipinos President Aquino offers advice to investors on how to avoid similar scams in the future

ADVICE FROM THE PRESIDENT. President Benigno Aquino III talked about the Aman scam in the sidelines of the ASEAN-China Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo by Malacanang Photo Bureau.

After Aman Futures Group, another scammer in Mindanao?

Nov 19, 2012 - 5:04 PM

Another company allegedly engaged in a similar racket in Pagadian City was entrapped by police


Palace appeals to pyramid scam victims for sobriety

Nov 18, 2012 - 11:15 PM

The authorities are moving quickly on this Malacañang assures victims

BI on alert for people behind pyramid scam

Nov 16, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Both the BI and DOJ cannot stop them from leaving the country however