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Pinoy woman ‘FT’ charged for bribing two police officers with $20

Posted by temasektimes on October 10, 2012

A 26-year-old Filipino woman has been charged with bribing two Singaporean police officers.

According to court documents, Prisibelle Pascua Abalos is said to have offered S$20 to Corporal Fatin Hazirah Mustaffa and Staff Sergeant Yves Yeo Mingshu on August 22 this year after she was caught littering near Orchard Towers.

Under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Abalos can be fined up to S$100,000 and jailed up to five years if convicted.

It is a common practice in the Philippines to offer bribes to law-enforcing officers. The Singapore government should do more to ‘educate’ its precious ‘FTs’ like Abalos to ensure they do not bring their ‘good’ habits back home here.

 

20 Responses to “Pinoy woman ‘FT’ charged for bribing two police officers with $20”

  1. Vic said

    Mod. I request that you erase the last paragraph quickly for obvious reason. We don’t want a scandal, do we?

    • True BLUE Sinkie said

      To Singaporeans $20.00 seems like peanuts. But to this Pinoy lady, it is alot of money to her and her family back home. Yes, in Philippines, you need to show gratitude to the police whenever they render help to you.. whether it is making a police report, or apprehending a pick-pocket where I was a victim. I had to bring a carton of Marlboro and a bottle of whisky for the police In the end, the costs of these “gifts” exceeded the amount I was being robbed of. That’s the life there. In Philippines you can get your enemy killed for the price of a bottle of beer. Singaporeans cant see beyond the box.

  2. alamak said

    If she low-wage earner, only can pity this one, same like other like her. Where get money pay big fine or going jail? The police better to give her warning before want
    arrest. We many also throw paper here there only never get catch. Of cos we not know what she throw for get arrest.

  3. teo cheap buy said

    Huat ah

  4. Daft Peasants said

    Wah Laoz eh~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Our polis is high crass one hor……how can you use 20 dollars ONLY to bribe them……. like that each ONLY GETS 10 BUCKS!!!!! kyo kuei boon bo gao ah……….

  5. Don said

    Please understand where Ms. Abalos comes from. In the Philippines it is common to simply give money to police for what ever infraction of the law a person is accused of. It is NOT considered a bribe. It is a way to expedite the extremely slow and corrupt judicial system. The people of her country are the victims of this corruption and should not be punished for continuing it in other countries, like Singapore. They dont really mean to be disrespectful of your laws. They just dont know any better. I am a foreigner living in the Philippines and I see this response to corruption on a daily basis.

    • Daniel said

      That is not acceptable to the PAP.

    • Tsa74 said

      Does not mean she should bring her habits here.

      “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”

      We can understand her actions, but does she understand the above quote?

      I think a fair bit of the locals’ anger towards foreigners are based on their lack of understanding of that.

  6. Poison Ivy said

    Remove your last sentence, TT, lest the PAP used that as excuse to spend more taxpayers’ monies to help integrate these foreigners.

  7. NaBey said

    Because market rate for tips is $20 mah!

  8. Naivety said

    TT, how come no photograph & picture of your favourite Pinoy woman FT??

  9. nocando said

    this case is just a peanut. there are more thrilling than this in every day chinese newspaper about FT’s fraud. yes, u hear it right. everyday.
    who once said hah? crimes in singapore are on the decline? singapore has become more and more gracious society?

  10. spotlessleopard said

    if she is a real tourist give warning.If she is working here..She should know better.She should be charged

  11. Finally said

    Old habits die hard!but, err $20…want to give also give big,so stingy.No need to think,this type sure will not share the last few grains of rice with sinkies.Go pinky, go and let your daddy know.

  12. Singapuraboi said

    We have to stop FTs from coming into or country and bringing in their unsavoury way of life. By offering bribes, sooner or later our policemen may fall to temptation and Singapore will no longer be the utopian society that we are. Stop more from coming and we have less bad habits from infiltrating our society. Stop PRCs and we have less public spitting that can give rise to TB. I still say, before we let them in they have to be naturalised. Why isn’t the govt doing something about this? If US can control, I certainly don’t see why we can’t.

  13. Ah Piah said

    Why give $20 when she can perform Blow Job, Cecilia Sue style

  14. shiroiluke said

    “It is a common practice in the Philippines to offer bribes to law-enforcing officers. The Singapore government should do more to ‘educate’ its precious ‘FTs’ like Abalos to ensure they do not bring their ‘good’ habits back home here.”

    I would request TT to erase the last paragraph away, as the such practice is not only commonly doing of solely Filipino, some other countries may have the same or similar act.
    And by your last part, it is pointing finger towards a certain nationality. It maybe the fault of a woman but it does not involve with the nationalities or races.

    Be fair and square, don’t try to stir up problems among the people.
    Isn’t Amy’ case a good example to all?

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