tanim bala - updates

Rappler's latest stories on tanim bala


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

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

OFW supporter: Duterte will kill for peace? Same in Saudi Arabia

Dec 02, 2015 - 10:36 AM

Duterte s iron fist approach to criminality appeals to OFWs who live in societies with a similar justice system

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?

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.

NCR Aviation Security Unit chief sacked amid NAIA 'laglag-bala' scam

Nov 09, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Aviation Security Group head Chief Superintendent Pablo Francis Balagtas confirms the relief of Senior Superintendent Ricardo Layug Jr but says the movement is part of a rotation

A view of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Passenger Terminal 3, February 7, 2013. Francis R Malasig/EPA

#AnimatED: Impunity in NAIA

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

‘Tanim bala’ is symptomatic of a weak rule of law in the country where people are not protected from injustices

Marcos: Fire 'incompetent' MIAA chief Honrado

Nov 05, 2015 - 4:19 PM

How can you possibly defend somebody who has allowed this kind of victimization of our OFWs to carry on in the face of public scrutiny? asks the vice presidential aspirant

UNDER FIRE. MIAA general manager Jose Angel Honrado is labelled 'incompetent' bu Senator Bongbong Marcos. File photo by Ariel Cagadas

Roxas on laglag-bala scheme: 'Syndicates must pay'

Nov 05, 2015 - 2:58 PM

Liberal Party standard bearer and former transportation chief Mar Roxas clarifies his stand on the alleged laglag bala scheme

'SYNDICATES MUST PAY.' Liberal Party Mar Roxas clarifies his stand on the supposed laglag-bala scheme. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

CCTV cams, no-touch rule in NAIA amid alleged laglag-bala cases

Nov 05, 2015 - 9:03 AM

New rules for airport security personnel new CCTV cameras and better education are among the steps government takes as criticism over the supposed laglag bala scam rise

PRECAUTION. Some passengers wrap their bags with plastic and tape as fear over the supposed laglag-bala scam increases. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

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

Roxas on laglag-bala: Bullet carrier has to take responsibility

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The Liberal Party presidential bet says of passengers caught with bullets Kung nagpasok ka ng contraband sa airport paano naging problema ng gobyerno ’yun?

CONTEXT. Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas defends the government over the alleged airport bullet scam during his visit to Isabela province on November 4, 2015. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Should Jun Abaya choose between DOTC and LP?

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:33 PM

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says he spends 70 of his time with the department 29 99 with his family and only 01 for the Liberal Party

PRESIDENT'S MAN. DOTC chief and LP Acting President Jun Abaya speaks to reporters at NAIA 3. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

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

Abaya: Laglag-bala cases 'blown out of proportion'

Nov 04, 2015 - 7:30 PM

From January to November this year 1 394 cases of ammunition found inside bags that enter the airport have been recorded Most of them – more than 700 – happened at NAIA 3

DATA SAYS NO. Transportation Chief Jun Abaya is joined by airport and security chiefs during a press conference on Wednesday, November 4. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera/Rappler

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.

Ex-cops, soldiers now congressmen: Replace NAIA chief over laglag-bala

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Former law enforcers now in Congress also suggest that inspection officers just release passengers for further investigation if they do not seem like the usual violators

LAGLAG BALA. Saturday group calls for congressional inquiry on the bullet-planting scheme in NAIA.

Alan Cayetano files complaint vs transpo officials over laglag-bala

Nov 03, 2015 - 1:28 PM

The senator says officials should be held accountable for not doing enough to crack down on the scam before it got media attention

COMPLAINT FILED. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (R) and VACC founder Dante Jimenez (L) file their joint administrative complaint against airport and transportation officials at the office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

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

Airport police involved in bullet scam? 'Impossible,' says PNP

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Police say Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act punishes people for the possession of illegal items regardless of intent

AIRPORT SCAM? The government – and the Philippine National Police – face criticism anew over a supposed 'tanim-bala' scheme. File photo

‘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

Bullets in luggage again – this time at Davao airport

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:48 PM

The arrest of a passenger allegedly carrying two bullets in his luggage at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City comes after similar cases have been reported in Manila

Where do scam victims go? Put presidential desk at NAIA

Oct 30, 2015 - 12:21 PM

Senator Ralph Recto says the 32 million travellers who use the 4 airport terminals in Manila every year are a large constituency which can neither be ignored nor denied of service

BLACK EYE TO GOV'T. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto wants a Senate probe into all the alleged modus operandi of NAIA personnel preying on passengers.

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