The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that the Philippine Bureau of Customs has filed charges that Oillink, an import company, cheated the government out of 700 million Philippine pesos (16 million US dollars). The Bureau of Customs discovered the fraud through an anonymous letter, apparently from a disgruntled employee. In a column, Raul Palabrica says, "It

Benigno AquinoThe new president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III (pictured), has granted security guarantees to a group of whistleblowers under the Witness Protection Program. Now those whistleblowers are disclosing more information about corruption under the prior administration. GMA News TV is reporting that the whistleblowers will disclose information about election rigging involving the prior president

Whistleblower Wilfredo "Boy" Mayor was murdered last Sunday morning in Pasay City, Philippines. According to numerous news reports, gunmen on two motorcycles attacked Mayor’s vehicle (which had heavily tinted windows) while it was stopped at a red light at 4:11 am on Sunday.

Mayor had been an operator of an illegal numbers game called "jueteng."

[UK] Develin, Kate, “NHS whistleblower ‘sacked for revealing dumped x-ray scans’,” Telegraph.co.uk, November 14, 2009.

Dr Otto Chan, a consultant radiologist, believes that he was labelled a troublemaker after the revelations about the Royal London. He claims that hospital bosses decided to get rid of him and that his dismissal has left him unable to get another job in the health service. He is suing the hospital for loss of earnings, future earnings and pension.Click here to read more.

[Philippines] “Why charge the whistleblowers?,” The Manila Times.net, November 13, 2009. 

We agree with the senators and others who have criticized the Senate joint three-committees’ report on the ZTE scandal for including the two main whistleblowers among the persons recommended for prosecution. Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Senators Panfilo Lacson, Alan Peter Cayetano, and Francis Escudero were right to warn that prosecuting Messrs.

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The Philippine Navy has ordered whistleblower Lieutenant Nancy Gadian to appear before the military within 48 hours.  Lt. Gadian courageously blew the whistle on misuse of funds from the joint US-Phillipine Balikatan military exercises spurring a Philippine Navy probe into the alleged misuse of the funding.  However, instead of praising Lt. Gadian for her actions, the military has turned her into a target.

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