Woman scorned hits backBy Ramon Tulfo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Even after being exposed in this space for her compulsive gambling, the wife of a top official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) hasn’t left the gambling tables.
“Inggit lang siya sa akin dahil may pansugal ako at siya ay wala (He’s just envious because I have money to gamble while he has none),” the woman was quoted as telling her fellow gamblers.
She was obviously referring to me.
Yes, ma’am, you have the money to gamble but where does your husband get your gambling money— from drug traffickers?
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The PDEA official’s wife reportedly loses hundreds of thousands of pesos every night at a casino in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
She plays the slot machine— three machines at the same time with a minimum bet of P500.
Last month, this woman won P440,477, but lost all of it several days later.
While she plays up to the wee hours of the morning, her husband’s driver waits for her until she is calls it a day inside a black car.
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A Chinoy friend told me his relative, who was arrested on suspicion of financing a drug syndicate, was fleeced of P8 million by PDEA agents.
Despite coughing out the amount, the suspect was still charged with drug trafficking, according to my friend.
I’m not sure whether the gambling woman’s husband was involved involved in the P8-million caper.
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Senior Supt. Neri Andal Ilagan, chief of staff of the Quezon City Police District, is facing a case for grave misconduct at the National Police Commission.
The case stems from a sex video where he is allegedly the actor and director, a la disgraced medical doctor Hayden Kho.
A former girlfriend reportedly filed the case against him.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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The foreigners who were charged recently with unlawful trading in securities should have been deported a long time ago.
Apparently, British and Australian nationals Jonathan Thorp, Thomas Whitwell, Alfonso Cervero, Mathew Freeston, Andrew Yates, Ian Sinclair, Keith Warne and Faisal Durrani-Khan, pulled some strings after this column exposed their illegal activity years ago.
They were charged with the illegal selling of membership shares of Nomad Sports Club, where they are all officers.
It’s surprising they have not been arrested by the Bureau of Immigration and held in custody at the immigration jail in Bicutan, Taguig City.
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