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Duterte offers legal aid to victims of ‘tanim bala’

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Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is offering his services to all overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who could fall prey to the so-called “tanim bala” scheme at airports on their return to the Philippines.

He made the offer after several photos came out in social media showing the luggage of travelers bearing stickers stating that it did not contain bullets or any illegal items.

Some of the stickers say to contact Duterte in case of any emergency.

In a text message, Duterte said he would welcome any OFW who would seek his legal service which he is offering for free.

At the same time, Duterte called on President Benigno Aquino III to replace all personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The call came after the mayor made public his suspicion that a syndicate operating at the airport is behind the incidences of “tanim bala.”

In his weekly television program Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa on Sunday (November 1), Duterte said the growing number of incidents of ammunition found inside the luggage of passengers had become too impossible to believe.

Duterte warned all airport personnel to stop planting bullets inside passengers’ bags.

Credits: CNN Philippines (http://cnnphilippines.com)

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