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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. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  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. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


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  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
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  • Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
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  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
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  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
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  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
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  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
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  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
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  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK
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