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Pagcor to monitor suspicious transactions


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) will come out with a set of rules to monitor suspicious transactions even after casinos have been excluded from the coverage of the recently amended Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA).

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino signs expanded law vs ‘dirty money’

President Benigno Aquino III signed on Friday the measure amending the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla). Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made the announcement in a text message sent out to the media.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate will pass vital bills, assures Sotto

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate leadership intends to make the most out of Congress’ remaining nine session days to pass crucial measures before it goes on a three-month recess ahead of the May midterm elections, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said on Tuesday.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sen. Arroyo stalls ‘dirty-money’ law changes

Former Senator Joker Arroyo  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

An attempt to hasten the Senate deliberations on the third set of amendments to the country’s Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla) was side tracked before the Christmas break when one of its opponents moved that it be returned to the period of interpellation.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Osmeña: 3-4 senators blocking launder bill

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Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III, chairman of the Senate committee on banks and financial institutions, has threatened to reveal the names of the “three or four” senators supposedly causing the delay in the approval of the last set of amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla).

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate deadlock looms over Amla amendments

Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

A deadlock looms as the Senate is set to vote on the last round of amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla) with some senators airing concerns over certain “improvements” made to the law as required by a global group monitoring terrorist financing.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate passes 3rd AMLA amendment


The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 3127 or the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012 which will allow authorities to look into and freeze bank accounts of suspected terrorist groups without a court order.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate passes bill amending AMLA

brkpol_19 photo AMLA logo

The Senate on Tuesday approved on its third and final reading a bill amending the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) just days before they go on sine die adjournment.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate to amend antilaundering law

Sen. Franklin Drilon: Will he get it? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators have reached a consensus to approve a bill amending the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla) and a bill against terrorist financing before adjourning on June 7, according to Sen. Franklin Drilon.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate defers anti-money laundering act amendments

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate on Wednesday deferred the approval of proposed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla) after some lawmakers questioned the predicates under which the Anti-Money Laundering Council (Amlac) could share information with internal revenue investigators.

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  3. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  7. Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further
  8. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  9. Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’
  10. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Sing-along saint: Showbiz world gets papal inspiration
  • Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370
  • S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe
  • 31 dead in Holy Week incidents—NDRRMC
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Business

  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
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