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Abu Sayyaf men snatch rural health worker in Sulu–report

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Suspected Abu Sayyag bandits have snatched a rural health worker in Panglima Estino, Sulu, officials said.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Roxas laughs off P5-M extort story, backs NBI investigation

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas: Propaganda of Congressman Tinio. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, a scion of one of the wealthiest clans in the country, on Friday laughed off allegations that he had asked for P5 million from a rice trader whose warehouse in Bulacan province was raided by police last month.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mar Roxas denies extort allegations of rice trader

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas: Propaganda of Congressman Tinio. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II denied Friday accusations of alleged extortion against him exposed by a rice trader.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fired Customs exec nabbed for extortion

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Authorities on Thursday arrested in an entrapment operation a dismissed customs official for allegedly demanding P1.6 million from a businesswoman in exchange for the clearance of “ukay-ukay,” or used clothing, seized by the bureau.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

NFA chief faces extort rap

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POSING WITH PRESIDENTS  Rice trader Jojo Soliman filed a complaint in the NBI accusing new National Food Authority Administrator Arthur Juan and his aide Patricia Galang of extorting P15 million from him. Note the photos of presidents, from Marcos to Arroyo, on a wall in his office in Sta. Cruz, Manila.  NANCY C. CARVAJAL

The transfer of money was reminiscent of a cloak-and-dagger operation. A total of P10 million was deposited in two separate bank accounts. Then wads of cash equivalent to P5 million were placed inside a paper bag with a Louis Vuitton bag worth P76,000 and left under a table in a popular barbecue and noodles restaurant in Makati City.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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