Monday, November 18, 2013

Anonymous Philippines

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is now in the Philippines

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is now in the Philippines

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is a worldwide one-percenter motorcycle club whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles and is considered an organized crime syndicate by the U.S. Department of Justice.[3][4][5][6] In the United States and Canada, the Hells Angels are incorporated as the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation. Common nicknames for the club are the "H.A.", "Red & White", and "81" (H and A being the eighth and first letters of the alphabet).[7]

 

History

The Hells Angels were originally started by British-American war Immigrants, the Bishop family in Fontana, California[8] followed by an amalgamation of former members from different motorcycle clubs, such as The Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington.[9][10] The Hells Angels' website denies the suggestion that any misfit or malcontent troops are connected with the motorcycle club. However, the website also notes that the name was suggested by Arvid Olson, an associate of the founders, who had served in the Flying Tigers' "Hells Angels" squadron in China during World War II.[11] The name "Hells Angels" was inspired by the typical naming of squadrons, or other fighting groups, with a fierce, death-defying title in both World War I and World War II, e.g., the Flying Tigers (American Volunteer Group) in Burma and China fielded three squadrons of P-40s and the third Squadron was called "Hell's Angels".[12] In 1930, Howard Hughes film Hell's Angels displayed extraordinary and dangerous feats of aviation, and it is believed that the World War II groups who used that name based it on the film.
Some of the early history of the HAMC is not clear, and accounts differ. According to Ralph 'Sonny' Barger, founder of the Oakland chapter, early chapters of the club were founded in San Francisco, Gardena, Fontana, as well as his chapter in Oakland, and other places independently of one another, with the members usually being unaware that there were other Hells Angels clubs.
Other sources[13] claim that the Hells Angels in San Francisco were originally organized in 1953 by Rocky Graves, a Hells Angel member from San Bernardino ("Berdoo") implying that the "Frisco" Hells Angels were very much aware of their forebears. The "Frisco" Hells Angels were reorganized in 1955 with thirteen charter members, Frank Sadilek serving as President, and using the smaller, original logo. The Oakland chapter, at the time headed by Barger used a larger version of the "Death's Head" patch nicknamed the "Barger Larger" which was first used in 1959. It later became the club standard.
The Hells Angels are often depicted in a similarly mythical fashion as other modern-day legends like the James-Younger Gang; free-spirited, iconic, bound by brotherhood and loyalty. At other times, such as in the 1966 Roger Corman film The Wild Angels where they are depicted as violent and nihilistic, they are portrayed as a violent criminal gang and a scourge on society.[14]
The club became prominent within, and established its initial notoriety as part of, the 1960s counterculture movement in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury scene, London, in England, and elsewhere where it played a part at many of the movement's seminal events. Original members were directly connected to many of the counterculture's primary leaders, such as Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead, Timothy Leary, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Mick Farren and Tom Wolfe. The club launched the career of "Gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson.[15][16][17][18]
Criminologist Karen Katz has said in 2011 that the Hells Angels were the center of a moral panic in Canada involving the media, politicians, law enforcement and the public that sensationalized the importance of isolated criminal acts.[19]

Insignia


Insignia of the Hells Angels from Karlsruhe chapter, with the '1%' patch
The Hells Angels' official website attributes the official "death's head" insignia design to Frank Sadilek, past president of the San Francisco Chapter.[20] The colors and shape of the early-style jacket emblem (prior to 1953) were copied from the insignias of the 85th Fighter Squadron and the 552nd Medium Bomber Squadron.[20]
The Hells Angels utilize a system of patches, similar to military medals. Although the specific meaning of each patch is not publicly known, the patches identify specific or significant actions or beliefs of each biker.[21] The official colors of the Hells Angels are red lettering displayed on a white background—hence the club's nickname "The Red and White". These patches are worn on leather or denim jackets and vests.
Red and white are also used to display the number 81 on many patches, as in "Support 81, Route 81". The 8 and 1 stand for the respective positions in the alphabet of H and A. These are used by friends and supporters of the club, in deference to club rules which purport to restrict the wearing of Hells Angels imagery to club members.
The diamond-shaped one-percenter patch is also used, displaying '1%', in red on a white background with a red merrowed border. The term one-percenter is said to be a response to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) comment on the Hollister incident, to the effect that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens and the last 1% were outlaws. The AMA has no record of such a statement to the press, and call this story apocryphal.[22]

New York Hells Angels patch.
Most members wear a rectangular patch (again, white background with red letters and a red merrowed border) identifying their respective chapter locations. Another similarly designed patch reads "Hells Angels". When applicable, members of the club wear a patch denoting their position or rank within the organization. The patch is rectangular, and, similarly to the patches described above, displays a white background with red letters and a red merrowed border. Some examples of the titles used are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms. This patch is usually worn above the 'club location' patch. Some members also wear a patch with the initials "AFFA", which stands for "Angels Forever; Forever Angels", referring to their lifelong membership in the biker club (i.e., "once a member, always a member").
The book Gangs, written by Tony Thompson (a crime correspondent for The Observer), states that Stephen Cunningham, a member of the Angels, sported a new patch after he recovered from attempting to set a bomb: two Nazi-style SS lightning bolts below the words 'Filthy Few'. Some law enforcement officials claim that the patch is only awarded to those who have committed, or are prepared to commit, murder on behalf of the club. According to a report from the R. v. Bonner and Lindsay case in 2005 (see related section below), another patch, similar to the 'Filthy Few' patch, is the 'Dequiallo' patch. This patch "signifies that the wearer has fought law enforcement on arrest".[23] There is no common convention as to where the patches are located on the members' jacket/vest.
In March 2007, the Hells Angels filed suit against the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group alleging that the film entitled Wild Hogs used both the name and distinctive logo of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation without permission.[24] The suit was eventually voluntarily dismissed,[25] after it received assurances from Disney that its references would not appear in the film.[26]
In October 2010, the Hells Angels filed a lawsuit against Alexander McQueen for "misusing its trademark winged death heads symbol"[27] in several items from its Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. The lawsuit is also aimed at Saks Fifth Avenue and Zappos.com, which stock the jacquard box dress and knuckle duster ring which bear the symbol which has been used since at least 1948 and is protected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.[28] A handbag and scarf was also named in lawsuit.[29] The lawyer representing Hells Angels claimed "This isn’t just about money, it’s about membership. If you’ve got one of these rings on, a member might get really upset that you’re an impostor."[30] Saks refused to comment, Zappos had no immediate comment and the company's parent company, PPR, could not be reached for comment.[31] The company settled the case with the Hells Angels after agreeing to remove all of the merchandise featuring the logo from sale on their website, stores and concessions and recalling any of the goods which have already been sold and destroying them.[32][33][34]

Membership

 
In order to become a Hells Angels prospect, candidates must have a valid driver's license, a motorcycle over 750cc and have the right combination of personal qualities. It is said the club excludes child molesters and individuals who have applied to become police or prison officers.[35] At least one chapter requires that a candidate be a white male.[36]
After a lengthy, phased process, a prospective member is first deemed to be a 'hang-around', indicating that the individual is invited to some club events or to meet club members at known gathering places.
If the hang-around is interested, he may be asked to become an 'associate', a status that usually lasts a year or two. At the end of that stage, he is reclassified as 'prospect', participating in some club activities, but not having voting privileges while he is evaluated for suitability as a full member. The last phase, and highest membership status, is 'Full Membership' or 'Full-Patch'.[37] The term Full-Patch refers to the complete four-piece crest, including the 'Death Head' logo, two rockers (top rocker: 'Hells Angels'; bottom rocker: State or Territory claimed) and the rectangular 'MC' patch below the wing of the Death's Head. Prospects are allowed to wear only a bottom rocker with the State or Territory name along with the rectangular 'MC' patch.
 
To become a full member, the Prospect must be voted on by the rest of the full club members. Prior to votes being cast, a Prospect usually travels to every chapter in the sponsoring chapter's geographic jurisdiction (state/province/territory) and introduces himself to every Full-Patch member. This process allows each voting member to become familiar with the subject and to ask any questions of concern prior to the vote. Successful admission usually requires more than a simple majority, and some clubs may reject a Prospect for a single dissenting vote. Some form of formal induction follows, wherein the Prospect affirms his loyalty to the club and its members. The final logo patch (top Hells Angels rocker) is then awarded at this initiation ceremony. The step of attaining full membership can be referred to as "being patched".
Even after a member is patched-in, the patches themselves remain the property of HAMC rather than the member. On leaving the Hells Angels, or being ejected, they must be returned to the club.[38]
Contrary to popular opinion, the club was not established as a racially segregated organization.[39][40]

Official chapters

 
The HAMC acknowledges more than one hundred chapters spread over 29 countries. Europe did not become widely home to the Hells Angels until 1969, when two London chapters were formed after the Beatle George Harrison invited some members of the HAMC San Francisco to London.[41] Two people from London visited California, "prospected", and ultimately joined. Two charters were issued on July 30, 1969; one for "South London" - the re-imagined chapter renewing the already existing 1950 South London chapter - and the other for "East London", but by 1973 the two charters came together as one, simply called "London". The London Angels provided security at a number of UK Underground festivals including Phun City in 1970 organized by anarchist, International Times writer and lead singer with The Deviants, Mick Farren. They even awarded Farren an "approval patch" in 1970 for use on his first solo album Mona, which also featured Steve Peregrin Took (who was credited as "Shagrat the Vagrant"). The 1980s and 1990s saw a major expansion of the club into Canada.
A list of acknowledged chapters can be found on the HAMC club's official website.

Criminal activities and incidents

Numerous police and intelligence agencies internationally classify the Hells Angels as one of the "big four" motorcycle gangs, along with the Pagans, Outlaws, and Bandidos, and contend that members carry out widespread violent crimes, drug dealing, trafficking in stolen goods and extortion and are involved in the prostitution industry. Members of the organization have continuously asserted that they are only a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who have joined to ride motorcycles together, to organize social events such as group road trips, fundraisers, parties, and motorcycle rallies and that those crimes are the responsibility of the individuals who carried them out and not the club as a whole.

True Brown Style TBS 13 Philippines

True Brown Style TBS 13 Philippines

True Brown Style 13 “Vera Indio Istilo at Trese” (TBS 13) is one of The most infamous street gangs in the Philippines because of its crime related activities throughout the country. Murder, homicide, illegal drug trade, and home invasions is their primary criminal activities. The TBS 13 gang originated from San Diego, California, USA. Filipina-mexicanas deportees brought the gangs name and formed a clique in the Philippines. The clique which started in the Philippines was exclusively for females. But as the gang grew, the former female members accepted male members to join the gang, and those members made the gang infamous in the Philippines. True Brown Style 13 is the most popular Gang in the Philippines.Their colors are Red,Blue & Black their Sets are either Blood or Crip. Other True Brown Style 13 Hoods are connected with Bloods & Crips in the USA.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Crime Groups in the Philippines

Crime Groups in the Philippines

OCGs are engaged in, among others, drug trafficking, kidnapping-for-ransom (KFR), carnapping, robbery/hold-up, prostitution, illegal gambling and smuggling . Here is a partial list of the most notorious crime groups here in the Philippines (no order):
1. Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB Group)
A breakaway urban hit squad of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army, was formed in the mid-1980s. The Group is responsible for more than 100 murders, including the murder in 1989 of US Army Col. James Rowe in the Philippines. In March 1997, the group announced it had formed an alliance with another armed group, the Revolutionary Proletarian Army (RPA). In March 2000, the group claimed credit for a rifle grenade attack against the Department of Energy building in Manila and strafed Shell Oil offices in the central Philippines to protest rising oil prices. They are approximately 500 members. The largest RPA/ABB groups are on the Philippine islands of Luzon, Negros, and the Visayas. (http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/abb.htm)

2. Francisco Group
Formerly the Dragon or the Kuratong Baleleng Group, now led by Manuel Francisco, with 66 members armed with assorted type of high powered firearms and operates in the cities of Cagayan De Oro, Pagadian and Dipolog, and other neighboring cities and municipalities in the Mindanao (in southern Philippines), Cebu in Visayas (in Central Philippines), and Metro Manila in Luzon (in northern Philippines). The group is engaged in robbery/hold-up, carnapping, illegal drugs trafficking, and smuggling of rice and sugar. (http://www.pctc.gov.ph/updates/ocitp.htm)

3. Pentagon Group
Headed by Tahir Alonto with around 168 armed members, engaged primarily in KFR and operates in Mindanao. This group is a creation of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It was organized not only to generate funds for the latter through illegal means but also insulate the MILF from accusations that its members are involved in purely criminal acts. Its leader, Tahir Alonto is the former planning and operations office of the BIAF and the nephew of MILF’s Chairman Al Haj Murad. Relatedly, there are other members of the group who are listed as members of the MILF. (http://www.pctc.gov.ph/updates/ocitp.htm)

4. Rex “Wacky” Salud Group
With 30 members operating in Cebu, engaged in illegal gambling and the Vicviv Yu Group with 16 members operating in Central Visayas and also engaged in illegal gambling. (http://www.pctc.gov.ph/updates/ocitp.htm)
 
THE PART 2

I recently received an e-mail describing the modi operandi of the top 17 criminal groups in the country and would like to share the information through this blog.
I do not mean to present the Philippines as a country where one’s safety can not be guaranteed. The Filipino people are in fact known throughout the world for being warm, friendly and hospitable. And many tourists who keep coming back or have moved to the Philippines can attest to that.
This post is, in fact, meant to inform and educate us all, whether residents or visitors here in the Philippines. Crime groups operate everywhere in the world and we need to be aware of their activities in order to take the necessary precaution and prevent the loss of our possessions.
Sometimes, foreign tourists who come to the Philippines are victimized by these gangs when they allow themselves to be too trusting of strangers. I would suggest to foreign visitors to exercise judiciuosness when travelling. As a rule of thumb, it would be wise not to do things that one would not do in one’s home country. This way, they could be guaranteed of a considerably pleasant vacation not only in the Philippines but in any other destination.
Below are the names of some of the top criminal groups in the Philippines that mostly operate in public places with a description of how they conduct their criminal activities.
Salisi Gang
Where they operate: Hotel lounges, coffee bars, cafes, and restaurants frequented by perceivably wealthy tourists and businessmen
Suspects are typically well-dressed, mild-mannered, and project an aura of legitimate businessman or an affluent matron; complete with jewelry, attaché case and other props to appear and look wealthy.
The perpetrator moves closer to the would-be victim and waits patiently until the victim is engrossed in a serious conversation with a companion or leaves his/her bags and other belongings unattended. In a swift motion, the perpetrator takes the unattended bag or belongings and casually leaves the place.
Another variant, involves two or three accomplices who distract the would-be victim by engaging them in a conversation, often pretending to know the victim from somewhere or ask for a lighter. When distracted, the accomplice takes the unattended bag or belongings of the victim.
Another tactic involves a perpetrator who loiters around the hotel’s front desk and waits for a guest to deposit his room key or is busy conversing with the Front desk staff during registration. Once the victim is already busy talking with the front desk staff, the perpetrator makes his move by walking beside the victims and grab the bags or belongings unattended in a swift motion and casually leaves the location.
Tutok-Kalawit Gang
Where they operate: malls, sidewalks, schools, public buses, and jeepneys
Tutok-Kalawit involves a man or woman suddenly hugging a victim like they are old friends. In truth, the con man or woman is discreetly poking a sharp object on the side of the victim while quietly telling him to turn over his cash and valuables.
Another variant of this criminal tactic would be two thieves accusing a victim of something bogus. The victim would naturally deny the charge and confront his accuser. The thieves would then ask the victim to show his/her ID. Since IDs are usually kept in wallets, thieves will grab the wallet from the victim and run away.
Ativan Gang
Where they operate: bars, boardwalks, restaurant, and other tourist spots
Ativan perpetrators commonly victimize foreigners who roam alone in public places. The group is usually composed of three (3) to four (4) males or females who befriend the would-be victim. After gaining trust and confidence, the victim will be taken for a ride to other tourist sites and during meal time, the victim will be brought to their house usually situated in a squatter colony where the victim will be treated for lunch, snacks, or dinner. The served drink is spiked with Ativan – a powerful anti-depressant/ sleeping pill. Even before finishing the drink, the victim will succumb to a deep sleep and while sleeping, will be stripped of his cash and valuables and will be brought out of the house and left at a completely random location.
Another variant of this tactic is when a male victim is seduced and picked-up in a bar, restaurant, park and/or a tourist site by a gorgeous female, well-dressed and well-mannered. The victim will be approached and befriended until a casual conversation and seduction process takes place which culminates in negotiated sexual activities. The victim will either be brought to a pre-arranged hotel/motel or to his own hotel room. Once at the designated room, the victim will be offered liquor or drink which the perpetrator mixes with highly potent Ativan pills. Once the victim is unconscious, the suspect will divest the victim of his cash/valuables, and then leave the victim at the scene. Most of the victims of this crime wake-up after two to three days and it takes another two days before the victim can fully recover from the drugs and discover the losses.
Ipit Gang
Where they operate: crowded areas such as passenger jeepneys, railway stations, and malls
Ipit gang members operate in groups of four or five. Gang members shove or push a prospective victim to distract him or her, while their accomplice picks his pocket. In jeepneys and buses, suspects squeeze-in and distract their victims while their accomplice snatches the victim’s wallet and/or mobile phone.
Budol-Budol Gang
Where they operate: malls, airports, restaurants, and coffee shops frequented by perceivably wealthy tourists and businessmen
Budol-Budol is a transaction scam principally involving a supposed bundle (budol) of cash that is actually padded inside with sheets of paper cut in the size of money. Only the exposed sides however are real money, everything in between are plain paper cuttings.
Budol-budol gang members are often described as sweet-talking, charismatic, and convincing. Other victims even report having been hypnotized by the group.
Reports and stories of the Budol-budol operations vary from a balikbayan (returning overseas Filipinos) urgently needing a huge amount in Philippine Peso in exchange for his dollars, to a stranger’s emergency offer to swap his bundle of cash with a mobile phone or an expensive piece of jewelry. After gaining the potential victim’s trust the two parties barter their items – the bundle of money for whatever product the to-be victim is peddling. Mobile phones and jewelry are the most commonly lost items. Some high profile cases involve rare paintings, expensive furniture and millions worth of checks to the Budol-budol gang. After the deal is made, the gang and the victim splits.
Another, more sensational and dramatic variant of this crime is the use of fake gold bars, which the suspects use as bait for their victims. The ploy commonly used involves a Filipino treasure hunter or a Japanese survivor has knowledge of a secret Japanese fortune which was plundered by the retreating Japanese Army during World War II which is yet to be completely recovered. A sample of the gold bar is shown to the would be victim for physical examination and since the gold bar actually looks genuine, an offer is made to sell the whole fortune by asking the victim to pay half the cost of the gold bars under terms and conditions agreed upon. One of the conditions is that the gold bars can be delivered or a map can be provided and brought to the site where the bars can be dug up. After the payment, the perpetrators will never show up and the victim will soon discover that the gold bars which were delivered or unearthed from the site are gold plated lead bars.
Kotong Gang
Where they operate: airports, hotels, restaurants, malls, and public parks frequented by foreigners and balikbayans
Common victims of this are foreigners, balikbayans and their dependents who are lured into exchanging their foreign currencies into pesos at a rate higher than the prevailing exchange rates. The group/individual approaches and offers a tempting high rate to the would-be victim.
During the transaction, which usually takes place outside or right in front of a foreign exchange shop, the equivalent peso is counted before the victim three times. Initially, the victim is allowed to count the money he will receive to make him feel confident that he will get the exact amount for his foreign currency. After, a recount is done by one of the perpetrators spreading the pesos in his palm to cover his fingers that are folding a portion of the bunch. The suspect distracts the attention of the victim, often by telling him to be extra careful of robbers, while wrapping the bundle of money in a newspaper or placing it inside a paper bag. The victim eventually discovers that he was shortchanged when he counts the money while inside a car or upon arrival at his house or hotel.
Laslas Bag/Laslas Bulsa Gang
Where they operate: malls, open-air markets, and public transportation perpetrators of this crime usually target victims in crowded areas.
A man/woman/child pretending to be lost or selling an item approaches the victim to distract his/her attention. An accomplice slashes the bag/pocket of the victim who is busy being distracted by another suspect. All money and goods are stolen.
Ipit Taxi Gang
Where they operate: Taxis
The Ipit Taxi scheme usually involves three (3) perpetrators. The trio uses a taxi cab spray painted with a different name and sporting stolen or fake license plates. The driver usually drives around looking for a potential victim who is hailing a taxi cab. Unknown to the victim, the locking mechanisms of both rear doors are not working. The driver then drives the cab to a pre-arranged area, usually a dimly lit street or highway, and slows down pretending he has engine/mechanical trouble. At this juncture his cohorts approach both doors of the cab, jump in and sandwich the victim who is forcibly divested of his cash and valuables. After the victim is robbed, the driver takes the victim and dumps him in a quiet place or highway.
In another variant, the taxi driver, with the help of an illegal solicitor, will ask the victim to pay an additional amount or forcibly divest him of all cash and valuables, then the victim is dumped in a remote area.
Estribo Gang
Where they operate: Public transportation
Attackers prey on passengers inside a bus or jeepney by positioning themselves near the estribo or vehicle’s exit and then hold up everyone inside. In other instances, a crafty criminal will set up at the exit of a crowded bus or jeepney and systematically pick the pocket of passengers passing through.
Bukas Kotse Gang
Where they operate: main roads under heavy traffic, parking areas in malls, churches, schools, etc.
Thieves typically work in pairs. Spotting a potential victim driving a car with unlocked doors, a pair will force their way into an occupied parked car or a vehicle stopped at an intersection. Other times, using a car of their own, the pair will force the victim to maneuver his or her vehicle off the road. One of the attackers will force the victim to open his door. The attacker pushes the victim to the front passenger seat, drives the car to a deserted area, and robs the victim. Sometimes, the attackers also steal the car.
Dura Boys
Where they operate: public transportation terminals, jeepneys, and buses
This tactic is usually carried out by a group of three. The first member informs the victim that a man/woman has spit on her sleeve and back. The victim will be distracted trying to wipe the spit on her sleeve while one of the other members of the gang steals the victim’s valuables, usually a wallet or a mobile phone.
Akyat-Bahay Gang
Where they operate: Residential areas
The Akyat-Bahay is the most common robbery scheme in the Philippines. This crime is usually orchestrated by three to five people. These thieves target homes that are unoccupied especially during the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Holy Week, and Summer Vacation) or during severe weather conditions (i.e. typhoons) when members of the household can barely notice break-ins into their homes. The gang also employs children who can easily enter homes illegally through tight spaces.
Pitas Gang
Where they operate: Provincial and city operation buses, jeepneys, motorized passenger sidecars (tricycles), and schools
Thieves typically target passengers seated near the windows of public buses, jeepneys, and tricycles. Among the items usually snatched by thieves include wrist watches, rings, necklaces, mobile phones, and hand bags.
Another variant occurs when a group of thieves grab the ears of women and young girls and steal their earrings or snatch their bracelets from their wrists.
Zest-O Gang
Where they operate: Provincial/city operation buses.
This scheme is usually executed by three members. One of the perpetrators wears a bus conductor’s uniform and ask their potential victim “ilan ho” or “how many?” The unsuspecting victim assumes that the man is the bus conductor and responds with the amount of fare the victim should pay. The criminal then forcibly hands the victim a Zest-O juice or any food item and demands that the victim pay for the item. The two accomplices will vouch that the victim ordered from the vendor. The victim will then be forced to pay up.
Laglag-Barya Gang
Where they operate: Provincial/city operation buses, jeepneys, railway stations
Members of this gang drop coins or small bills near their victim. While the victim helps to scoop up the money, other gang members start robbing the victim. In most instances, a gang member blends with the crowd and serves as lookout or “stopper,” when someone tries to run after his companions.
Baraha Gang
Where they operate: Restaurants, shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets
Members of this gang are typically waiters and cashiers who target credit card users in business establishments. Once the victim gives his credit card to the waiter/shop attendant the card is swiped to a skimming device that will capture the victim’s credit card account.
Besfren Gang
Where they operate: Bargain malls and open-air markets
This gang targets shoppers who check out items sold in stalls (i.e. watches, jewelry, mobile phones, and other electronic gadgets). One of the gang members stands next to the victim and borrows the item being checked, pretending that he/she is a friend of the victim. The thief will quickly flee the stall premises bringing with him/her the said item. The store owner/attendant naturally assumes that the victim is an accomplice and will ask him/her to pay for the item.

Dugo Dugo Gang
My own family has had an encounter with the group called Dugo-dugo gang twice already and luckily for us, their scheme was foiled each time. This group makes a phone call to a house at a time when the homeowners are not home. When the household help answers, they pretend to be the owner and concocts a story about having been in a serious vehicular accident and being treated in a hospital. They then instruct the maid to gather whatever valuable possessions are in the master’s bedroom (cash, jewelry and the like) and meet with the gang’s representative so that the hospital bill could be paid. The house maid usually obeys the gang member’s instructions out of a sense of duty to her perceived employers. The gang member runs away with the valuables as soon as these are handed over to him/her.
The maid is oftentimes too overwhelmed by the whole incident to even think of verifying the identity of the caller. At times, the perpetrator will even offer the explanation that his/her voice may sound different as he/she is in so much pain or some other reason.
A variation of the concocted story is the employer gets into an accident where someone else (usually a child or elderly person) gets seriously hurt and is brought by the maid’s employer to the hospital.
This post is not meant to instill fear or cynicism in us. Being armed with such knowledge can only make us wiser in the way we interact with strangers.
This way, my hope is that we will be better able to enjoy our recreation time with our families while keeping ourselves away from the clutches of these criminal elements.

The Filipino Gangs in the Philippines & in Abroad

The Filipino Gangs in the Philippines & in Abroad are:

True Brown Style (TBS 13), the largest Filiino Gang in the Philippines
Temple Street (TST 13)
Original Pinoy Gangsta (OPG 13)
Bahala na Gang (BNG)
Real Crips (R?C)
Pinoy True Crips (PTC 211)
Northside terrorist (NST)
Westsidaz (WSD)
Original Genocide (OG)
Westside Islanders (WSI)
Dog Pound Gang (DPG)
Original Batang Pinoy (OBP)
Original Batang Gangsta (OBG)
Satanas (STS)
Sigue Sigue Commando
Pinoy Real (PR)
Pinoy Ruthless Mobsters (PRM)
Batang Hamog (BH)
69 Gangsta (69G)
Radicals (RDF)
Jefrox (JFX)
Luzon Visayas Mobsters (LVM)
Hellside (HLS)
Batang Cityjail
Sputnik
Brownside (BST)
Filipino Mafia
Real Pinoy Bloods (RPB)
Young Bloods Pinoy (YBP)
Young Pinoy Bloods (YPB)
Real Bloods Pinoy (RBP)
Watchdog
Batang Cebu (BC)
Barkada

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Filipino Rebel Groups in the Philippines:

Filipino Rebel Groups in the Philippines:

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)

Moro Islamic Libertaion Front (MILF)

New People's Army (NPA)

Abu Sayyaf (ASG)

Rajah Solaiman Group (RSG)

Ilaga

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)

Nur Missuari Breakaway Group

Ampatuans

Abu Sayyaf

Abu Sayyaf
The second separatist of the MNLF is the Abu Sayyaf Group led by Khadaffy Janjalani in 1991. This group was originally part of the so-called National Islamic Command Council (NICC) which was an Anti-Misuari group led by
Melham Alam, the MNLF’s sacked Chief of Staff in 1990. It was NICC who burned the Town of Ipil in April 1995. Abu Sayyaf is intolerant to other religions and called for continuous Jihad to pursue a pure Islamic State and believes
in the “killing of enemies” and “depriving them of their wealth” (kidnap for ransom). The MNLF believes that the Abu Sayyaf was formed as a result of the black operation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to smear dirt on the face of Islam and scare the people against the Muslims. The MNLF believes that the Abu Sayyaf enjoyed
the support of the AFP. Khadaffy Janjalani died in 18 December 1998, new leadership took over and the organization still exists as of 2011.