Officials at Manila’s airport preparing the alleged pastillas pay-offs. Photo: Handout Officials at Manila’s airport preparing the alleged pastillas pay-offs. Photo: Handout
Officials at Manila’s airport preparing the alleged pastillas pay-offs. Photo: Handout

Philippine airport syndicate has sweet deal for Chinese nationals looking to work illegally

  • Immigration officials have been accused of taking bribes to provide priority entry to Chinese nationals, many of whom go on to work for gambling firms
  • Known as pastillas after a Philippine confectionery, the payments could have come to almost US$20 million in the past few years, a senator says

Topic |   The Philippines
Officials at Manila’s airport preparing the alleged pastillas pay-offs. Photo: Handout Officials at Manila’s airport preparing the alleged pastillas pay-offs. Photo: Handout
Officials at Manila’s airport preparing the alleged pastillas pay-offs. Photo: Handout
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