Calida’s security guard business prospers mightily under Duterte, compared to 10 years before

First of three parts

Analysis by Raïssa Robles

For most of its 17 years, Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Inc. owned and operated by Solicitor General Jose C. Calida was a medium size company bagging “Agency Fees” of under P10 million yearly.

That changed dramatically when Calida’s close ally Rodrigo Duterte became president and appointed Calida his Solicitor General.

In the first 18 months of Duterte’s presidency, Vigilant won 14 government contracts which gave the company a jaw-dropping ₱261 million worth of Agency Fees. [READ MORE…]