Sneak Bullet Controversy
November 6, 2015 10:53pm CST
Hello mylotters, In my country, it's translated as the Popular LAGLAG BALA Scam and although it's been around for years now, only this month were it gained a huge popularity among the media causing shame not only to the Government, but also Filipinos who mostly live and work abroad with dignity. Though some people are happy that this scam had finally been exposed, there are other reasons why it became rampant. One, because Christmas is fast approaching and some needed extra cash to save and buy food or presents for the holidays. Two, another way to further destroy the credibility of the current administration to further shrink the popularity of their candidate. Well, what ever it is, it's hurting the ordinary tourist, whether foreign or local. They just don't have the heart. And the ones working in the airport that are not involved, suffers even more as they deal with passengers everyday.
7 Nov 15
Although some filipinos were making memes out of this incident, It's getting on our nerves already as OFWs had been airing their deepest frustrations ever in this issue. Sometimes, i wonder why and how we are powerless against this kind of scam.
8 Nov 15
I feel this is more happening lately because of upcoming election. This is probably a political motivated problem, opposition riding on the incident hurting the Administration even more. but at a price, hurting our local ofws and tourist as well, destroying our international reputation
9 Nov 15
@tecchigurl What Mar Roxas said was even more ridiculous, then he tried to change statements, which is already too late. I don't know why they couldn't make a swift action. But that's probably because it's a real mafia inside that even the higher management is aware of it.
9 Nov 15
@arthurchappell Yup you are right on that, what's worse is that the one that was sent to jail was a missionary but luckily they recorded it. I hope this time it either lessen or put an end to their scam and save us the trouble of more embarrasment.
7 Nov 15
Here's how it goes, the passenger put his bag in the scanner, and secretly the staff implants a bullet and after the scanning, the personel would accuse the passenger of a bullet fraud. then, extort that person with money, and if that person doesn't pay, he or she won't go to their flight and instead be detained or jailed. anyways, i thought it's been aired across the globe. my mistake!