Philippine police step up crackdown on casino-related kidnappings just days after China issues warning re the safety of its citizens in the country.
Philippine National Police deploy intelligence operatives to Manila casinos to monitor cops who overly frequent the gaming venues.
A Philippine National Police lieutenant colonel is among the suspects wanted in the kidnapping and murder of a local casino junket operator.
Philippine National Police chief orders subordinates to stamp out illegal gambling in their areas of control or he will get rid of them.
The Philippines' lottery administrator is cutting funding to Philippine National Police due to its "anemic" campaign to stop illegal gambling.
PNP chief Alan Purisima approved the decision to let 92 police officials go after failure to curb illegal gambling in their jurisdictions