The Philippines: Sex & the Sleuths

When President Ferdinand Marcos took office in December, he vowed to investigate and weed out corruption in the Philippines. Last week a Senator from his own Nationalist Party told him where to look: among the investigators.

Senator Alejandro Almendras openly charged that the nation's Central Investigation Service-the Filipino equivalent of the FBIwas mixing sex with sleuthing. Six young women had been hired as agents. Instead, he charged, all they did was romp with top CIS brass while at the same time buying new cars, apartment houses, and turning in fictionalized expense accounts...