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Philippines: High concerns over the use of counterfeit pesticides on Vietnamese rice

As reported by a lawyer engaged in reducing counterfeit pesticides worldwide has warned Filipinos that they may suffer from health problems if they eat rice from Vietnam and Thailand, since illegal pesticides are used in rice farms in these countries. The warning came days after the Vietnam Food Association said Hanoi will export 187,000 tons of 25-percent broken rice (fractured rice grains) to the Philippines between April and June. Each ton would cost $459.75. Read Article

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Quezon, Philippines: Investment scam leader’s wife arrested in police operation

As reported by operatives of the Pasay City police on Thursday arrested the wife of investment scam leader Jachob “Coco” Rasuman in an operation in Quezon City. According to Pasay City Police Chief Senior Supt. Rodolfo Llorca, Princess Tomawis Rasuman, 32, was nabbed in a residence at Vista Real Executive Village along Commonwealth Ave. [...]

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Pasay, Philippines: 7 arrested on counterfeit money charges in police undercover operation

According to a gang making and distributing counterfeit money was believed busted following the arrest of seven of its members in a sting operation in Pasay City before dawn Tuesday. Read Article

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Philippines: 44 store owners in Manila charged with selling fake products

According to at least 44 store owners have been charged with violations of intellectual property rights and hundreds of millions of pesos worth of counterfeit products, mostly cellphones and shoes, have been seized since the start of the year, according to the National Bureau of Investigation. Read Article

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Philippines, police extort laptops from German tourist in scam

Five Philippine policemen forced a German tourist to buy them laptop computers by threatening him with false drug and terrorism charges, a police chief said yesterday. The incident, which took place in Manila’s upscale financial district of Makati, is the latest embarrassment for the country’s police force. Read Article

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