Chinese national apprehended by Parañaque cops for kidnapping, robbery and extortion

The wave of crime involving Chinese nationals in Metro Manila just would not ease. Thanks to the efforts of the police force of Parañaque, however, a Chinese national was arrested for acts of kidnapping, robbery and extortion, according the a recent Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

A Chinese national who allegedly kidnapped his fellow citizen and demanded P1,050,000 for the victim’s release was arrested during a follow-up operation conducted by members of the Investigation and Detective and Management Unit (IDMU) of the Parañaque City Police on Friday, July 1.

Col. Maximo Sebastian, city police chief, identified the suspect as Liu Jinkai, 29.

Sebastian said the suspect was nabbed on Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City and is now detained at the Parañaque City Police custodial facility. He was charged with kidnapping and robbery-extortion.

The city police chief said that one Fe Melana, 25, appeared at IDMU and reported that she received a telephone call on Wednesday (June 28) from her live-in partner, victim Ji Ming, asking for her help as he was kidnapped at a casino.

Melena told police that Ji Ming informed her that the suspects were demanding P1,050,000 for his release.

She claimed that the suspects instructed her to meet them at Bonifacio Global City, but later told her to proceed to the casino and bring the ransom money.

The above report ended stating that the place of meeting was changed to a Dampa restaurant along Macapagal Avenue. The arrest eventually happened there.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are living in Parañaque City, what is your reaction to this report? Are you concerned that Chinese nationals spending time in your city could be doing serious criminal acts? Do you believe that something as serious as the incident in Barangay BF Homes could happen soon in your local community?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Chinese-operated Parañaque sex den raided, 25 victims rescued

As much of the Philippines went into a Holy Week break, a sex den operated by Chinese nationals in Parañaque City was raided by the local law enforcers which resulted in the rescue of twenty five victims – including four minors – as well as the seizure of several items, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. Crime involving Chinese nationals in Parañaque (for references, click here and here) does not seem to end. Just a few days ago, a gambling den raid in Parañaque took place and that one saw the arrest of three Chinese nationals.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

Four minors and 21 others were rescued from a sex den being operated by Chinese nationals on Thursday, April 14, in Paranaque City.

Col. Maximo Sebastian, Paranaque City police chief, said the victims were rescued around 1:00 a.m. at 412 7th Floor, Units 708,709,710, Bayport,West Tower 5, Barangay Tambo, Paranaque City.

Sebastian said the arrested suspects were identified as Zhang Chao De, 22; Li Lin Chuan, 38; Li Reng Rin, 32; all Chinese nationals, and their Filipino cohort — Lily Morer de Jose, 29; Abegail Macahidhid, 22; and Ma. Liza Miguel, 22.

The city police chief said members of the Station-Women and Child Protection Desk, together with tanods village watchmen in Barangay Tambo raided the place after a victim, identified as certain Anne Zabate, reported the illegal activity of the suspects.

Sebastian said that upon arrival at the site, the team of SWCD found Li Reng Rin with one of the girls performing sexual live feed on a cellular phone.

Recovered during the raid were more or less 10 sex toys, 11 vibrators, 80 soft Gel sex enhancer capsules, 20 tablets of Maxman sex enhancer, eight cellular phones, and one laptop.

The above report eerily reminds me about the other sex den in Parañaque that got raided and freed several victims from the operators.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are living in Parañaque City, are you concerned that someone in your local community could be secretly operating sex den with several victims in captivity? What do you think makes Parañaque an ideal place for foreign criminals to have their illegal operations located in? Do you believe that there are still many more sex dens in Parañaque that still have not been found? Do you believe that prostitution is a major problem of the city?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Chinese national (POGO employee) arrested in Parañaque City

When was the last time you read a crime story related to POGOs (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations) in the city of Parañaque? Recently, a Chinese national who worked for a certain POGO was arrested in the said city for alarm, scandal and estafa, the Manila Bulletin reported. The incident happened in Barangay Tambo.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

A Chinese employee of a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) was arrested for trying to evade his debt of P400,000 with a fellow Chinese on Monday, April 11, in Paranaque City.

Col. Maximo Sebastian, Paranaque City police chief, identified the suspect as Zhang Yujun, 27. He is now detained at the Paranaque City police custodial facility and facing charges of alarm and scandal and estafa.

Sebastian said the suspect was arrested at about 3:35 a.m. in front of Nuwa Hotel at the City of Dreams (COD), Barangay Tambo, Paranaque City.

The city police chief said that according to the victim, identified as Wang Longqiang, 23, also a POGO worker, the suspect borrowed money from him amounting to P400,000 allegedly after losing at the casino.

Wang told police the victim promised to return and pay his obligation after another round of playing at the casino. However, the suspect sneaked out from the casino after the money was handed over to him.

The victim told police that after noticing the victim was no longer in the casino, he immediately asked the assistance of COD personnel and found the victim in front of the hotel and was about to leave.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are living in Parañaque City, are you concerned that there could be more Chinese nationals – whether employed by POGOs or not – who could cause more trouble in the city? Do you think that gambling in casinos within the city is getting out of hand?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Three Chinese nationals and one local arrested during gambling den raid in Parañaque City

Have you ever suspected that an illegal and very hidden gambling den could be operating in your local community, even right next door to you? Recently in the city of Parañaque, three Chinese nationals and one local were arrested by law enforcers as a result of a raid on a gambling den located within Barangay Moonwalk, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

Three Chinese nationals and a Filipina believed to be behind the operation of a gambling den were arrested in Paranaque City by members of the Southern Police District (SPD) Special Operation Unit (DSOU), District Intelligence Division (DID), and Paranaque police Sub-Station 6 on Sunday, April 10.

Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg, SPD Director, identified the suspects as Zhiong Whang, 50; Feng Menzhen, 46; Li Yue Cai, 46; maintainer and owner of the gambling den, and Charisse Escario, 20, attendant.

The suspects are now detained at the SPD custodial facility and were charged with violation of PD 1602 as amended by RA 9287 (Illegal Gambling).

Macaraeg said the suspects were arrested at about 5 p.m. at the second floor of a convenience mart located on Jerusalem St., Multinational Village, Barangay Moonwalk, Paranaque City.

He said a joint operation for the arrest of the suspects was made after receiving a letter of request from homeowners asking for police assistance on the illegal activities of the suspects.

The SPD chief said members of the DSOU, DID, and Paranaque police Sub-Station 6 swooped down on the place and confirmed the illegal gambling operation that led to the arrest of the suspects.

Macaraeg said Zhiong Wang and Feng Menzhen were caught in the act of playing in the slot machine.

The above report ended stating that the operatives recovered three fishing slot machine (Philippine version of video karera), money exchange machines, 74 slot machine game cards, 600 silver tokens, and 24 red steel chairs.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are living in Parañaque City, are you concerned that someone in your local community could be secretly operating something illegal like a gambling den or a drug den? Do you consider illegal gambling a major problem in the city? Whenever you see Chinese nationals flocking to a certain place within your local community, do you often become suspicious about what they could be doing behind closed doors? Do you believe that Chinese nationals spending time in Parañaque add to local crime incidents?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Twelve foreign nationals apprehended in Parañaque City over credit card fraud

The wave of crime involving Chinese nationals in Parañaque City continued (to understand the trend click herehereherehere and here) as the Manila Bulletin reported that twelve Chinese were apprehended in the said city recently over credit card fraud.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

Twelve Chinese nationals allegedly involved in credit card fraud were arrested by police in Barangay Moonwalk, Paranaque City on Friday afternoon.

Southern Police District (SPD) director Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg identified the arrested suspects as Ma Juan,24; Chen Bung Hui,34; Zheng Shi Feng,27; Li Zhu Xing,26; Wa Zhen,30; Tong Chao Yun,29; Ji Qing Laz,22;Li Ling Yu Q,32; Yang Shu Qi,23; Yu Zin,32; Wang Shen,20 and Li Wei,2, all staying in Paranaque City.

Macaraeg said the suspects were apprehended at about 5:45 p.m. at 50 Matthews St., Multinational Village, Barangay Moonwalk.

Armed with a search issued by Judge Noemi Balitaan of Paranaque Regional Trial Court Branch 258, the cops raided the suspects’ place after receiving reports about the foreigners’ involvement in the credit card racket.

The SPD chief said the police operatives caught the suspects operating an online gambling.

Police recovered from the suspects laptop computers, cellular phones, dongles, point of sale machine, and blank card.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think makes Parañaque City a hot spot in South Metro Manila for crimes involving nationals from China? Did a Chinese national cheat you over your money when you did business with him or her locally? Do you believe that there are still a lot of Chinese nationals living in Parañaque doing illegal activities like credit card fraud, email scam and forms of crime?

When you hear the words Parañaque Renaissance, is crime often the first thing to enter in your mind?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Kidnapped foreigner rescued by police officers in Parañaque City

Remember some time ago I wrote about crime-related developments in Parañaque City involving Chinese nationals? Something relevant happened. Recently, the Manila Bulletin published a crime news report about the rescue of a Chinese national who was kidnapped and detained by his fellow countrymen plus a few locals. The credit for the rescue belongs to the Philippine National Police (PNP) of Parañaque.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt of the Manila Bulletin’s May 8, 2021 report…

A Chinese man was rescued by members of the Parañaque City Police after he was allegedly kidnapped by two fellow citizens and four Filipinos, police said on Saturday.

Police identified the suspects as Chen Shiduan, 47; Chen Lianxing, 37; Joseph Cardona, 52; Benidecto Manicad, 48; Raphael Milanag, 37; and Nida Bagtas , 49.

Police rescued Li Le Le, 20, working as a customer service at a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) company.

Prior to the rescue, the Paranaque Sub Station 3 received a complaint from the victim’s friends who claimed that Le was being illegally detained, but they were unable to determine how many suspects were involved.

The operation was launched at 9 p.m. on Friday under the supervision of Parañaque City Police chief Col. Maximo Sebastian Jr. at the 19th floor of Washington Tower, Marina Bay in Barangay Don Galo, Parañaque City, which led to the arrest of the suspects and recovery of the victim.

Police are still investigating the motive behind the abduction.

As per the Manila Bulletin’s report, the police are trying to determine how, where and when exactly was the victim kidnapped. What is the motive for the kidnapping? We don’t know yet.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think about the Manila Bulletin’s crime news report? Did you notice something strange going on in your local community there in Parañaque City? Are the local police and barangay tanods doing enough to secure your local community from criminals? Do you feel disturbed about the presence of Chinese nationals in Parañaque City? Is there a POGO operation within your local community?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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My Observations: Even during quarantine, the Chinese connection still caused problems in Parañaque City

Months ago, I wrote that the City of Parañaque became a hot spot for crime incidents involving Chinese nationals and that the said city had more of such incidents than its neighboring cities here in South Metro Manila.

And then the coronavirus disease COVID-19 struck the world and this resulted community quarantine here in the Philippines which was recently extended into mid-May. Under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), most businesses were halted, mass gatherings were prohibited and people were told to stay at home so that the risk of infection would be reduced. The authorities have been struggling with testing people for COVID-19 while local government units (LGUs), including barangays, have been working to manage their respective communities and perform services like distributing relief goods to families, implementing curfew, etc.

Even though the ECQ has been implemented for over a month now, there were still problems in Parañaque City caused by Chinese nationals. I’m talking about the illegal online gaming operation involving 44 Chinese nationals (with 23 Filipinos) and illegal clinics and a stockroom filled with medicine from China.

Let’s start first with the illegal online gaming operation that was found in Mayuga Compound, Barangay Tambo with details from the Manila Bulletin report.

Excerpt: Forty-four (44) foreign nationals and twenty-three (23) Filipinos (fourteen female and nine male) engaged in an illegal online gaming operation were arrested by the combined team of the Regional Special Operation Unit, Southern Police District, and the Parañaque City police Friday night.

Police said that the suspects were arrested at about 7:30p.m. along Mayuga Compound, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.

The police said that prior to the arrest of the suspects, members of the RSOU received a telephone call from a concerned citizen who reported that a group of armed foreign nationals were seen outside their residence violating the curfew hours imposed by the city government while the country is under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Upon receiving the information, members of the RSOU immediately coordinated with the SPD and the Parañaque City police for the arrest of the suspects.

The police said that verification was made and they found the group of foreign nationals with firearms visibly tucked in their waists loitering around the said place.

The suspects, upon seeing the approaching policemen, immediately ran inside their house. A chase ensued that led to the discovery of the illegal online gaming operation of the suspects.

Police recovered cash amounting to more than P1.3-million, 255 Chinese Yuan; 73 Chinese passports; two .45 caliber pistols; two .9mm pistols; nine internet modems, 40 cellular phones; 17 pairs of keyboard and mouse; 36 different brands of laptop computers and assorted computer cables.

Wow. That’s such an operation. How exactly was it set up so discreetly? Was the apartment owner aware that the rented place was turned by the foreigners into an illegal business operation? Also when exactly did the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) of Parañaque City discover the first details about the illegal online gaming operation? Was Barangay Tambo even aware of the illegal operation?

As a result of the arrest done by the law enforcers, the ball is now up to the Bureau of Immigration to decide whether to deport the 44 Chinese nationals or not. Whatever their decision and no matter how long the investigation will take, it is clear that this incident made the City of Parañaque look bad.

To put things in perspective, Parañaque is the hot spot of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Metro Manila with 414 cases as of April 26 and the City Government and the barangays have been struggling to prevent the spread of infection while managing the communities. As seen many times on social media, pictures of many people crowding the public wet markets (palengke) in the city showed clear violations of social distancing. As such, the fear of a possible COVID-19 outbreak in Parañaque is entering more people’s minds.

Next, let’s take a look at the illegal clinics and the stockroom filled with Chinese medicine with details from CNN Philippines’ report.

Excerpt 1: Authorities raided two illegal clinics and a medicine stockroom in Parañaque City on Sunday night.

Among those seized in the stockroom in Barangay Baclaran in Parañaque was a large shipment of medicine for respiratory illnesses allegedly being used as a possible treatment for the coronavirus disease. There is no confirmed cure yet for COVID-19.

They found many more boxes of medicine and medical supplies from China in the stockroom, such as boxes of dextrose and medicine ranging from antibiotics, anti-viral drugs, and medicine used for treating sexually transmitted diseases.

“They have all kinds of medicines. Na-amaze ako kasi puro injectables silang lahat,” says Paranaque City Health Officer Dr. Olga Virtusio. She adds, “Kakaunti ‘yung oral meds, madami ding through IV (intravenous) fluid.”

[Translation: I was amazed because most of the medicines I saw were injectables. There were a few oral meds, but there were a lot of IV fluids.]

Meanwhile, some types of medicine sold by the two illegal clinics are a herbal supplement is used as a traditional Chinese treatment for colds, fever, cough, and sore throat and a non-prescription drug for flu and respiratory illnesses.

“The team is thinking na most probably they are really catering to the POGOs around, especially noong nagkaroon tayo ng massive routing of the different clubs at madaming nakitang prostitution. Mostly chinese ang nahuhuli,” the doctor added.

Authorities said they acted on a tip from a disgruntled worker from one of the illegal clinics. The owner of one of the clinics allegedly took her quarantine pass. As a result, the helper informed officials of what she called a “hospital” catering to mostly Chinese patients.

Excerpt 2: After the city government closed down the place, authorities found another similar clinic just a few blocks away.

Police found a Chinese man claiming to be a doctor in the second clinic. He did not speak on camera but presented what he claimed to be his doctor’s license in China.

The local government said they are finding out who owns this clinics and the stockroom.

Charges will be filed against the owners for violating quarantine laws, medical regulations, and for operating without necessary permits. The confiscated boxes of medicine will be turned over to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing.

Two illegal clinics that most likely served Chinese nationals located just a few blocks away from each other…could those two be connected with each other? As for the medicine imported from China, I wonder if they were cleared by the officials of customs. When exactly did the City Health Office led by Dr. Virtusio become aware of the illegal clinics? Did anyone from Barangay Baclaran notice the anomalies within their territory?

With these cases combined – the illegal gaming operation and the illegal clinics – I wonder if there was any bribery involved in establishing the illegal operations, how much the local authorities knew about their existence, and how exactly are Parañaque officials dealing with Chinese nationals who really had no intention to follow local laws.

It is fortunate for law enforcers that a disgruntled worker from one of the illegal clinics tipped them while a concerned citizen did the right thing by calling them about the presence of foreigners who were armed with guns. What exactly were those guns for, personal protection or as a means to threaten the local community’s members?

Whatever is happening behind the scenes with these two recent developments, what is clear is that Parañaque is still a hot spot for illegal activities involving Chinese nationals and the connection with mainland China. How the local authorities will deal with them is a big question mark.

You the reader might want to ask yourself: Are Chinese nationals already setting up Parañaque to be a key location for a future military invasion by mainland China?


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