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BIR seeks IRS help in finding Napoles assets in United States

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BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Internal Revenue expects its American counterpart — the Internal Revenue Service — to help find any assets that Janet Lim Napoles and her family may have in the United States.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH on target in MDG on water, sanitation

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SUDDEN SUMMER RAIN Children frolic on a flooded street in Manila on Friday, following a sudden downpour that ironically occurred as the weather bureau declared the onset of summer this week. The thunderstorm was caused by the convergence of winds from the Pacific and the northeast. It was quite a timely reminder that the world was marking World Water Day. AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Philippines is poised to hit its 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on water and sanitation, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH removed from France’s blacklist of tax havens

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Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has been taken off the French government’s blacklist of non-cooperative countries with respect to tax evasion and money laundering.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan to extend tech assistance for Bangsamoro formation

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. FILE PHOTO

The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, has agreed to take on a major role in helping form the Bangsamoro government that is hoped to bring sustainable peace and development in Mindanao and is targeted to be operational by 2016.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

FATF insists casinos must report dealings

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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) wants the Philippines to amend anew its recently enhanced law against money laundering, insisting that casinos should be included on the list of entities required to report suspicious transactions to regulators.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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