BMO staff fired for alleged ‘extortion’

Inna Gian Mejia 01/12/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña fired outright a member of the Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO) in Barangay Apas after learning that he asked some business owners to sponsor their contingents for the Sinulog Grand Parade, using the…

City orders Ermita to stop market ‘extortion’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/29/2017

THE Cebu City Attorney’s Office is poised to slap Barangay Ermita with a cease and desist order to force village officials to stop the collection of P10 daily from vendors at Unit I of the Carbon Public…

Woman arrested in Lapu-Lapu for extortion

Benjie Talisic 08/25/2017

A woman who allegedly extorted an American national was arrested in an entrapment operation by the Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office (Raco )- Central Visayas in Barangay Gun-on, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on August 24, Thursday afternoon. The suspect was…

Online media as influencer

05/10/2017

What do the rising number of teenage pregnancies, online sexual extortion and cyberpornography cases have in common? They all involve youths, mostly underage and female, who are victimized by sexual predators either old enough to be their…

Police release facial composite of suspect in killing of Mantuyong village chief

Norman V. Mendoza 05/10/2017

The task group assigned to investigate the killing of Mantuyong barangay captain Antonino Maquilan has released a facial composite of the man who allegedly extorted money from Maquilan. The suspect, known only as “June”, is considered the…

TAKEN AND FREED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/04/2017

A scion of a prominent family in Ormoc City who has built a business empire in Cebu was found in a hilly portion of Barangay Poblacion I, Carcar City, nearly three hours after he was snatched by…

2 BI execs told: Explain P50M extortion try on Jack Lam

12/11/2016

The Bureau of Immigration will be asking its associate commissioners to explain amidst allegations that they extorted P50 million from online gaming operator Jack Lam. A source said the two officials have been asked to air their…

NBI arrest two women for extortion

Nestle L. Semilla 12/07/2016

Two women were arrested in an entrapment operation after they allegedly tried to extort money from a food manufacturing company based in Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City. Aldara Piñero, 40, and Sistine Piñero, both residents of Barangay Labangon…

Taiwan seeks deportation of suspects to face charges

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/22/2016

The Taiwanese government is seeking the deportation of the foreign nationals who were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) for alleged online fraud in Cebu City. Speaking to reporters, the police attaché…

EXTORTION RACKET BUSTED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/21/2016

Taiwanese nationals, allegedly operating an online extortion racket victimizing retired and active government officials in Taiwan, were raided by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) at their hideout base inside a subdivision in Barangay Guadalupe,…

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