Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal

Agence France Presse 01/18/2021

SEOUL — The de facto chief of South Korea’s Samsung business empire was convicted Monday over a huge corruption scandal and jailed for two and a half years, in a ruling that deprives the tech giant of its top…

Policeman in hot water after air con-for-services offer to drug suspect’s kin backfires

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A policeman’s offer to a brother of an arrested drug suspect — his help in the case of his brother for one air conditioner — went awry when the brother rejected the offer…

Firefighter nabbed for trying to dupe applicant of P30K

Benjie Talisic 06/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A firefighter assigned in the Bureau of Fire Protection in Mandaue City  (BFP Mandaue) was caught allegedly extorting money from an applicant. Fire Office 1 (FO1) James Royce Cañete, 27, of Placer town…

China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery

AP 10/08/2018

BEIJING — Chinese authorities say they are investigating the former president of Interpol for bribery and other crimes and indicate that political transgressions may have also landed him in trouble. In a statement posted on a government…

Former top Chinese Communist official gets life for bribery

AFP 05/08/2018

A former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a top leadership post was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption…

Former cop nabbed for bribery, drugs

Benjie B. Talisic 01/28/2018

Mabolo police arrested a former cop for bribery for allegedly offering them P50,000 in exchange for the release of an arrested drug suspect. Chief Insp. Clark Ariola, commander of the Mabolo Police Precinct, said he got a…

LTFRB-7 chief shows why bribe claim is untrue

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/09/2017

DIRECTOR Ahmed Cuizon of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) is letting his achievements speak for himself as he denied allegations of corruption from Senator Antonio Trillanes during last Thursday’s Senate Blue…

Drug suspect offers P20K bribe to cops

Agnes B. Alpuerto 07/31/2017

A SUSPECTED drug pusher was caught offering P20,000 to police officers in an entrapment operation in Danao City, northern Cebu at past 4 pm Sunday. Chief Insp. Gerard Pelare said Leonides Lato Cal, Jr. tried to bribe…

Bribery suspect charged in court

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie Talisic 03/31/2017

THE Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office yesterday filed “corruption” charges against a market collector who allegedly tried to buy off policemen in Consolacion town after the arrest of his nephew in an anti-drug operation. Giovanni Pepito, 45, was…

BRIBERY TRY BACKFIRES

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie Talisic, Rene F. Alima 03/30/2017

A market collector ended up in jail for trying to buy off police officers in Consolacion town who arrested his nephew in an anti-drug operation. Giovanni Pepito, 45, and a resident of Barangay Cansaga of the same…

Duterte faces impeachment

Inquirer.net 03/16/2017

A former soldier turned lawmaker on Thursday filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, the first move to oust the Chief Executive just a few months after his election into office. Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano filed…

Puzzle in the ERC

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/21/2016

“Isang malaking palaisipan” (great puzzle) was how one netizen described reports that Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Executive Director Francisco Villa Jr. took his own life owing to pressure in the approval of agency procurement contracts minus proper…

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