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PNP nabs Chinese Pogo exec, ex-soldier for alleged kidnapping

A Chinese national working for a Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo) and a former military man were arrested for allegedly kidnapping two Chinese workers who wanted to leave the gaming company. According to reports from the Philippine National Police’s Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG), the suspects, identified as Zhu Li, who acted as a Pogo supervisor; and …

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Families gather for Alay Puso – Tsinoys’ solidarity outreach program

Before the new coronavirus reached our shores, and before Taal Volcano erupted on Jan. 12, the Tsinoy (Tsinong Pinoy, who are Filipinos of Chinese ancestry but born and raised in the Philippines) community launched the Alay Puso outreach program for the poorest and most marginalized communities. This offering of giving was a significant dual celebration …

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Journalist/educator Yvonne Chua honored with UP award

Veteran journalist and educator Yvonne Chua has received yet another recognition for excellence in her work as teacher, mentor, author, editor and journalist. She is a recipient of the University of the Philippines Diliman’s 2020 Gawad Tsanselor Para Sa Natatanging Guro award. The recognition is given to UP faculty members who have “outstanding accomplishments, and …

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Kidnap Watch Update

Rescued: Chinese Zhang Benqin Abo, in Dongalo, Parañaque City, on Feb. 5. The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group arrested eight suspects — four men and four women. Police said Zhang and a companion were having breakfast in a restaurant near a Pasay City hotel when the suspects approached and talked to them. The companion reportedly left …

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Syndicates target women in human trafficking, illegal recruitment

Two young women, from Mainland China and Taiwan, respectively, are the latest victims of Chinese syndicates operating illegally in the Philippines in the guise of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo). Both were enticed to work in the Philippines with promises of high salaries. Both decided to quit their jobs when they learned that their employers …

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Philippine Lioc Kui Fraternity gives to CN, PH via Kaisa

In the true spirit of giving, a Tsinoy association simplified its anniversary party and used the funds instead to help those in need. The Philippine Lioc Kui Fraternity (菲律濱六桂堂宗親總會) chose a simple 90th anniversary celebration and donated the savings to China and the Philippines to help deal with calamities the two countries face. Officers added …

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Kidnap Watch Update

Arrested: Chinese nationals Lin Zhi, Yi ShiJun, Sun Xiaohui and Chen Sujo, for trying to abduct an 18-year-old woman, in Makati City, on Jan 18. Makati City Police Station report said the woman was boarding a taxi in front of her house on Einstein Street in Barangay San Isidro when six people tried to grab …

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