They all extort money. They “ask” money with a “little” threat from those who have much of it, namely the business people, honest and crooked ones alike, even Filipino citizens stupid and innocent ones like yourself.
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Tulfos. One of the Tulfo brothers went to Parwati, an Indian national owned company in Ortigas, Pasig City (Philippines). He went there together with his cameraman with a purpose to “expose” the said company on national TV. He asked 500,000 (10,000$) pesos in exchange for not releasing the video footage on TV.
What Tulfo got was he himself (his cameraman/bagger) got exposed on national TV. The owner of Parwati pretentiously heeded to Tulfo’s threat, but instead called up ABS-CBN and setup hidden cameras. Tulfo was caught on camera receiving the 500,000 pesos. The money was supposedly to be used for election purposes.
Parwati produces adult and mainstream websites. This company never violated any of the provisions written on the current Philippine laws. The content needed for the adult websites such as the videos and images and the models in it are all coming from the US.
NBI. They first raided iWebmasters two years ago. iWebmaster is Parawati’s sister company. This company again, never violated any of the Philippine laws. They use licensed software. That first raid occurred at night. The NBI police harassed and threatened the employees. These employees are web designers, writers, and programmers, and some of them are women.
The NBI police after finding out that the iWebmasters management is off during the night shift, arrogantly and shamelessly asked money and cellphones from the employees. That did not happen though. Eventually, they got the millions of pesos the next day.
I quote an employee after the disgust he witnessed, “That was the right time to be ashamed of as a Filipino.”
They raided iWebmasters again on February 2007. I don’t have the figures of the money they extorted on this second break-in. I believe the monetary unit ranges from hundreds to millions of pesos (thousands of US dollars).
CIDG. The same rat in wolf’s clothing. This another “legally wayward” police group barged in to iWebmasters and Parwati last night (April 18, 2007), both of them located in the same floor in Tycoon building in Ortigas. The CIDG police packed about five computer CPUs, probably holding it hostage in exchange for the millions of pesos they shamelessly, audaciously wanted.
Three days prior, Pacqiuao won a boxing match. It felt great to celebrate as a Filipino. But the CIDG police spoiled the party.
NPA. This is the most dangerous among the Philippines’ notorious extortionists. They murder those who disregard their financial demands. First they’ll send a message to business owners by terrorizing their businesses as a warning. If the opposing businessman owns a string of transportation buses, the NPAs will burn down one or two of those buses. If the businessman or woman continues with their utter disregard, kiss your ass goodbye!
Regardless of all these negativities, I still love my Philippines. Everything has a solution.
1. Calling all Christians all over to pray for our government, the military, and the police.
2. The media, the good ones. We need your help in exposing the demented government and media workers.
3. Relatives, family members and friends of the corrupted police, journalists, please tell them to stop doing their disgraceful acts.
Tulfo. The Tulfo brothers are TV media journalists who are famous for exposing erring police, government officials, and businessmen. lead by their eldest, Ramon Tulfo.
NBI. National Bureau of Investigation. Philippine government’s premier investigative police department. Perhaps an equivalent to US’s FBI.
CIDG. Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
NPA. New Peoples’ Army. A leftist movement that started out with a noble cause by battling against the iron fist rule of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the 70s.
Extortion. Demanding money or property of another by force or by threat.