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Fil-Ams blocking sale of Napoles US assets

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Jeane Napoles with President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Filipino American community leaders are vehemently blocking the sale of the luxury condominium unit owned by Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, at the high-rise Ritz Carlton on suspicion it was acquired with ill-gotten money.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Fil-Ams urge Aquino to go after US assets of Napoles

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipino-American community leaders are urging the Philippine government to go after the US assets of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles and her family as investigations suggest these assets may have been acquired with laundered funds.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Brit wanted in US for pot nabbed in PH

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Bureau of Immigration agents have arrested a Briton wanted for drug trafficking in the United States, Immigration OIC Commissioner Siegfred Mison said on Saturday.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

PCGG to give preliminary findings on Imee Marcos offshore trust in 2 weeks

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Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Commission on Good Government will give its preliminary findings on the alleged offshore trust of Ilocos Norte Representative Imee Marcos and her three sons in the British Virgin Islands in two weeks’ time.

Posted: April 8th, 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 »

Int’l body wants more teeth in PH anti-money laundering law

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

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

Lapid’s wife gets 3 years probation in US

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Sen. Lito Lapid and his wife Marissa. FILE PHOTO

The wife of Sen. Lito Lapid felt “very relieved” that her cash smuggling case is over following her sentencing by the US district court to three years of probation, said her lawyer Eliot Krieger. The probation period includes five months of home confinement.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Money laundering, financial fraud to undermine PH economy—IMF

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Senate blue ribbon chairman Teofisto Guingona III said the perception that Filipino banks have been accommodating deposits from illegal transactions “affect investors’ perception on whether or not we have a safe banking system.

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recent warning that money laundering and other illegal finance-related activities could undermine a country’s financial system has made it urgent for Congress to pass the second round of amendments to the Anti-Money Money Laundering Act (AMLA).

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippines one of 66 nations for drug money laundering—US report

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The Philippines has been named by the US Department of State as one of the 66 major drug money-laundering countries in the world.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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