Organized crime syndicates in the Philippines reportedly pay loggers $344 (15,000 Philippine Pesos) per month to illegally cut down trees. The loggers must bring their own food and supplies and camps at the logging site. According to criminal justice officials in the Philippines, there are around 20 syndicates that organize illegal logging activities in the… Continue reading Illegal Logger Salary in the Philippines
Since an anti-human trafficking law was enacted in 2012, the government of the Philippines has convicted 118 human traffickers, according to the Inter-agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). 1,519 cases of human trafficking was filed with the court system during that time period. In addition to the conviction, criminal justice programs provided victims services such as… Continue reading Human Trafficking Convictions in the Philippines
According to a Philippine Congressman, woman who travel overseas to the Middle East have become victims of human trafficking. In one instance, a labor official working in Jordan was pimping out a Filipino woman for $1,000 a night to customers in the country. The Philippine government states that over 10.4 million migrants from the Philippines… Continue reading Filipino Prostitute Prices in Jordan
Security officials in the Philippines seized nearly $123 Million (5.3 Billion Philippine Pesos) worth of counterfeit goods across the country in 2012. The value of the fake goods was lower than the $189 Million (8.3 Billion Pesos) in 2011. (More crime statistics from the Philippines here.) Source: Ronron Calunsod, “Counterfeiting, piracy remain rampant in Philippines,”… Continue reading Value of Counterfeit Goods Seizures in the Philippines in 2012
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency referred 291 cases of money laundering to the Anti-Money Laundering Council between 2003 to 2013. As a result of these investigations, $50.85 Million (270 Million Philippine Pesos) in drug trafficking assets were frozen during the span of 10 years. (More crime in the Philippines statistics.) Source: Xinhua, “Philippines steps up… Continue reading Cases of Money Laundering in the Philippines Between 2003 to 2013
There are an estimated 600,000 unlicensed guns and firearms in circulation in the Philippines. The number of legally bought guns for sale in the country and officially registered was 1.2 million guns in 2012. One unlicensed seller was quoted by the media as that he had a .22 caliber Magnum Black Widow gun for sale that… Continue reading Guns for Sale in the Philippines
According to the Chairman and CEO of Petron, an estimated 36 million barrels of oil was smuggled into the Philipines in 2012. Oil industry officials also estimate that up to one-third of the oil sold on the market has been smuggled. Source: Gil Cabacungan, “Petron hits oil smuggling,” Inquirer, April 2, 2013.
Foreign men are able to have sex with Filipina girls in bars in the area of Subic Bay, Philippines for a little over $35 a night (1,500 Filipino Pesos). ABC News has reported that most of the bars in the areas are owned and operated by men from the United States. Several are former servicemen… Continue reading Sex Price at Bars in Subic Bay, Philippines
An estimated $20 Billion a year is lost in tax revenue in the Philippines due to black market smuggling. Commodities such as petroleum, rice and fertilizer are among the items that avoid taxes. Source: Cai Ordinario, “‘PH loses $20-B to smuggling each year’,” Rappler, February 26, 2013.
Non-governmental organizations in the Philippines estimate that there may by up to 500,000 prostitutes in the Philippines. In popular tourist destination Baguio City, up to 3,000 prostitutes are believed to be working the sex trade. The prostitution industry in the Philippines generates up to $6 Billion a year. (See more Prostitution Prices around the world.)… Continue reading Number of Prostitutes in Baguio City, Philippines