Why It Matters – Amor Propio, Hiya, Utang na Loob and Balat Sibuyas in the Philippines

The post was inspired by a random subscriber who basically stated that there is no sense in covering criminal acts here as they can happen anywhere and that there is ‘nothing to be learned and no insight to be gained.’  You can actually see the image of his comment in this post.  So, thanks, random anonymous commentor:  You inspired me! …

American Nationals Nabbed for Drug Distribution – Cebu City, The Philipppines

DISCLAIMER:  Please keep in mind that the individuals noted below are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY in a court of (Filipino) law.  What they were arrested for are ALLEGATIONS at this point.  This just occurred on June 1st, and the full story is not yet out.  Heck, even the identities of the foreigners have not yet been confirmed.    Well, after the …

American Nationals Arrested in “Black Money” Scam – Pasay City

Three foreigners have been arrested by the PNP (Philippine National Police) in what authorities are describing as a “black money” scheme. Among the arrested foreigners was 43-year-old Brown Akew Fonboh, allegedly from the United States, 28-year-old Gum Blanche Murphy from Angola and 44-year-old Aroon James who claimed to be from the American territory of Puerto Rico.  All three were arrested …

American National Killed in the Philippines for Refusing to Buy Filipinos Drinks

Disturbing news concerning a murdered American in Negros Occidental, the province just north of own Negros Oriental.  According to all reporting outlets (few and far between as always here), a 57 year old American who was in the process of adopting a Filipino child was summarily shot in the head after refusing to buy beers for two Filipinos.  Shortly after …