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Aquino and the continuing plight of OFWs

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?

How did President Benigno Aquino III address the needs of overseas Filipino workers in the past 6 years? Photo of Aquino by the Malacañang Photo Bureau, photo of OFWs by AFP

Traffic, urban woes, and the Aquino administration's image problem

Jun 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

As the problems snowballed, and the administration remained quiet on telling people what it’s doing, Filipinos have become too angry to appreciate the reforms that, to them, are too little, too late

INSENSITIVE GOVERNMENT. As traffic worsened and public transportation woes built up, the Aquino administration has been increasingly perceived as an 'insensitive' government.

4 airport police skip DOJ hearing on ‘laglag-bala’ case

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:29 PM

The 4 members of the PNP Aviation Security Group who only sent lawyers to the hearing have until January 8 to answer accusations

DOJ assigns prosecutor to NAIA for bullet scam victims

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED A prosecutor at Manila airport terminals will lessen cases where passengers suspected to be victims of the laglag bala scam would be missing their flights

AIRPORT PROSECUTOR. Will assigning a prosecutor at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport help end the laglag-bala scam?

Laglag-bala probe, misused funds, South China Sea case | 12PM wRap

Nov 13, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Manila prosecutor orders release of bullet-planting victim at seaport

Nov 11, 2015 - 9:28 PM

The Manila prosecutor s office cites similarities with reported cases of passengers at airports being apprehended for allegedly carrying live bullets in their bags

SIMILARITIES. Prosecutors have ordered the release of passengers apprehended for allegedly carrying bullets in their luggage.

Laglag-bala scheme, transportation woes, released hostage | 12PM wRap

Nov 10, 2015 - 1:06 PM

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Carpio on sea row, Marcos hits Honrado, crash probe | 12PM wRap

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:11 PM

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Poe’s DNA tests, Roxas on laglag-bala, blood donations | 12PM wRap

Nov 05, 2015 - 12:24 PM

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VLOG: Abaya says alleged 'laglag-bala' incidents are isolated cases

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:38 PM

As of November 2015 close to 1400 cases of intercepted ammunition have been reported in airports all over the country

Petilla talks power, ransom demand, US vs China | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:11 PM

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Abaya on laglag-bala woes: Review Firearms and Ammunition Act

Nov 04, 2015 - 7:59 PM

There are 1 212 cases of intercepted ammunition at NAIA terminals so far this year

NO PROOF YET. "So far, we have not established any fact to show any syndicate planting [bullets], but any passenger wrongly charged with planted evidence deserves all the attention of the government," DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Davao City acts to prevent laglag-bala

Nov 04, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Davao City police give tips on how to curb laglag bala modus and airport extortion

NBI on ‘laglag bala,’ mall voting, Taiwan-China relations | 12PM wRap

Nov 04, 2015 - 12:54 PM

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PAO opens hotline for victims of bullet-planting scam

Nov 04, 2015 - 11:51 AM

PAO chief Persida Acosta also says those found guilty of planting bullets in passengers luggage may be criminally charged

FEAR AND ANGER. The alleged bullet-planting scheme in NAIA has drawn widespread anger and concers among travelers. Photo from MIAA

Bam Aquino, Leni Robredo file bills vs 'bullet-planting' scam

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:39 AM

Activities that jeopardize the safety and security of the public are clearly unacceptable says Senator Bam Aquino

LAGLAG-BALA SCHEME. The modus operandi at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has angered the public and drawn international attention.

First airport laglag-bala complaint filed with NBI

Nov 03, 2015 - 7:38 PM

The justice department has also ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to form a special task force to probe the incidents at Manila s airport

MODUS OPERANDI. At least 6,000 netizens have expressed support for a Change.org petition seeking an investigation and end to this extortion scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Duterte vs laglag bala, Poe’s extension, Egypt crash probe | 12PM wRap

Nov 03, 2015 - 12:33 PM

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Duterte vows to lawyer for laglag-bala victims

Nov 02, 2015 - 10:48 PM

The Davao City mayor also appeals to the President from whom he has never asked a favor Please Mr President do something about the laglag bala problem

TIMELINE: Recent cases of alleged bullet scam at NAIA

Nov 02, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Authorities at NAIA have apprehended at least 5 people for allegedly carrying bullets inside their bags A similar incident was also reported at Davao airport

CLIMATE OF FEAR. OFW advocates and lawmakers say alleged scams at NAIA are creating fear among passengers. AFP file photo

PH hunger, disaster funds, Myanmar elections | 6PM wRap

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

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40 airport security staff under investigation

Nov 02, 2015 - 4:22 PM

But the Manila International Airport Authority says it wants to give due process to the airport personnel or they would be demoralized

PROBE ONGOING. Airport authorities vow an investigation into the alleged bullet planting scam at the Philippines' premier airport.

‘Laglag bala’ probe, Roxas’ cabinet, Russian plane crash | 12PM wRap

Nov 02, 2015 - 12:40 PM

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Gov't won't tolerate 'laglag bala' – Abaya

Nov 01, 2015 - 1:03 AM

The DOTC says it is studying the structure of aviation security setting up additional CCTVs changing handling procedures and stepping up the investigation on the alleged laglag bala scam

TANIM BALA. 'We have terminated and have filed charges against OTS and MIAA personnel before and will not hesitate to do it at all,' Abaya says

No cop jailed yet for planting bullets – Recto

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:20 AM

His statement comes days after another passenger was allegedly victimized by the bullet planting scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Isang bala ka lang: Netizens decry 'laglag-bala' incident

Oct 28, 2015 - 9:32 PM

The arrest of a 56 year old OFW for allegedly carrying a bullet on her way to Hong Kong triggers public outrage against Manila airport authorities

Susan Ople calls for release of NAIA 'bullet planting' scam victim

Oct 27, 2015 - 6:36 PM

OFW advocate Susan Ople also urges the government to investigate alleged airport scams which she says is creating a climate of fear among returning OFWs

CLIMATE OF FEAR. OFW advocate Susan Ople says alleged scams at NAIA are creating a "climate of fear" among returning migrant workers. AFP file photo