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Swiss probe missing diamond worth $50M—report

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Geneva authorities are investigating the disappearance of a pink diamond estimated to be worth around $50 million (41 million euros) from a reputable storage firm for gems, according to a news report Sunday.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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An alleged drug pusher was shot dead inside his residence on Wednesday afternoon in Quezon City. Reynaldo Suarez, 30, was with wife Marlene and their infant son when two assailants barged in and shot him three times in the body, police said.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Jewel thieves on the run after Paris auction heist

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Three thieves were on the run Wednesday after snatching a briefcase containing 300,000 euros worth of jewels outside the famous Drouot auction house in Paris.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PCGG to pursue plan to exhibit Imelda’s seized jewelry

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has not given up on its plan to put on public display the controversial jewelry collection of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos.

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

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A 26-YEAR-OLD sari-sari store owner in Muntinlupa City claimed the P155-million Grand Lotto prize Thursday—but luck had made him more fearful for his life and that of his family.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Robbers take BIR exec’s safes

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An official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) lost two portable safes containing cash and jewelry to two robbers who hogtied members of her family before ransacking her home Tuesday in Quezon City.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

House helper duped by ‘swindler’; employer’s P15-million cash, jewelry lost

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Roughly more than P15-million worth of cash and jewellery were lost after a house helper allegedly fell for a suspected swindler who claimed that her bosses got involved in an accident and that they need all the contents inside her employer’s safety vault.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PCGG to exhibit Imelda’s P15B jewels

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Twenty-seven years after the ouster of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the public will finally get to see the fabulous jewelry collection amassed by Marcos’ wife, now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, during the 20 years they held power.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCGG to sell Imelda Marcos jewelry, Pasig prime property in next 2 years

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A set of necklace, earrings and brooch valued at $1.4 million in 1986, part of a jewelry collection seized from  former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1986, is shown to the media during a news conference at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ jewelry from the so-called Hawaii collection and the contested 18.5-hectare prime commercial property Payanig sa Pasig are among the P18.2 billion worth of recovered ill-gotten assets of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos that the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) plans to sell within the next two years.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In gold they trust: Cold cash for ‘scrap’ jewelry

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Adela (not her real name) waited an hour and a half on a sofa along a hotel corridor while assistants of a foreign jewelry buyer went out to withdraw cash to purchase items from another seller who came before her.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Have a heart: Pia Cayetano makes case for women on V-Day

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Two weeks before Valentine’s Day, Sen. Pia Cayetano fought for the right of women to receive “luxurious gifts” from their loved ones as she called on her fellow legislators to come up with a higher threshold amount for jewelry purchases before these are reported to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SM Megamall guards may have been ‘too lax’ – police

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Monday it would summon four private security agencies providing security to SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City following Saturday night’s daring jewelry heist carried out by six robbers inside the establishment over the weekend.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Virgin Mary statue loses gold jewelry in church burglary

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A statue of Virgin Mary popular in Lapu-Lapu City lost several pieces of jewelry in a burglary that also led to the loss of cash donations being kept at the religious icon’s shrine.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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