So... a retired PNP officer and his wife were prevented from leaving Moscow on October 11 because Russian airport authorities discovered he was about to carry out more than €10,000 currency limit - a small sum of €120,000, or about P7.7 million actually.
In defending the officer, Chief Superintendent Nicanor Bartolome stated that the money was merely a "contingency fund."
Three questions then:
1) Were they somehow unaware of Philippine and foreign laws requiring the declaration of such large sums of money?
2) Were they aware of the obscure modern conveniences called "credit cards" "ATM cards" and "banks"?
3) By contingency, do they mean the sudden inexplicable urge to, say, buy a house? It was a 3 day conference! With free meals.