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Cops file crime raps vs scam brains, others in Lucena City

A DISTRESSED victim of SLMC-Gabai’s scam waits outside the group’s office in a village in Lucena City for news about her money. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Police have filed criminal charges against those behind a multimillion-peso fund scam here, including the suspected mastermind who has gone into hiding but had appealed to investors, through a voice recording, to keep faith in his scheme.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bill requires nip/tuck docs to get NBI clearance from patients

Cartoon, May 24, 2014

FACE IT: Some criminals have managed to elude the law by undergoing plastic surgery to alter their features radically.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Man tagged in P200M Ponzi scheme nabbed in Davao del Sur—police


The Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) in Eastern Mindanao has arrested a man allegedly involved in the P200-million Ponzi scheme operated by the company Minerva Co., whose leader had been arrested in Bulacan in January this year.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cops claim P100M bribe try for release of Amalilio wife


Two hours after the arrest of Abigail Pendulas on Friday, a man offered police P100 million in exchange for the release of the wife of Manuel Amalilio, the alleged brains behind the P12-billion pyramid scam that victimized 15,000 people in the Visayas and Mindanao two years ago.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Man who lost everything in 2013 looks to the new year with hope

NEVER SAY DIE After losing everything in a triple whammy that included Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” retired police chief Casimiro Villas says he hasn’t lost hope. DANNY PETILLA/CONTRIBUTOR

A succession of personal tragedies in 2013 could have broken the will of a lesser man to go on living. But not Casimiro Villas, who lost the May 13 elections, lost his retirement savings to an investment scam in August, and lost his entire family to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »