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PNP: Drug deals done inside casinos

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) said drug deals are now being held inside casinos where money laundering is done.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Spain princess fights fraud accusations in court

A file picture taken on September 13, 2011 shows Spain's Princess Cristina attending a preview of the exhibition "The Invention of Glory: Alfonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Spain's Princess Cristina has been summoned to testify as a suspect in a corruption case involving her husband, a court official said on April 3, 2013, an historic blow to the prestige of the royal family including her father King Juan Carlos. The princess must testify as a suspect on April 27 at the court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca in a case centred on accusations of embezzlement and influence peddling by her husband, Inaki Urdangarin.  AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Spain’s princess Cristina fought to distance herself from fraud accusations as she faced a tough court hearing Saturday over a scandal that has plunged the royal family into crisis.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Italy police re-arrest Vatican monsignor

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano. AP

A Vatican monsignor already on trial for allegedly plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) from Switzerland to Italy was ordered arrested in a separate case on Tuesday for allegedly using his Vatican bank accounts to launder money.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino got wrong info on Bohol aid squabble

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President Noy has again shown utmost concern for people who are in trouble by sleeping among the earthquake victims in Bohol province, like he did in Zamboanga during the siege of the city in eastern Mindanao.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Metro,On Target | Read More »

BSP probes banks in pork barrel scam

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is investigating several banks for their possible failure to detect irregular transactions that may have abetted the illegal activities of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Drug ‘Queen of the Pacific’ returns to Mexico

This Sept. 28, 2007 file photo released by the Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) shows Sandra Avila Beltran after she was arrested by federal agents outside a restaurant in Mexico City. A Mexican official says on Aug. 20, 2013 that accused drug trafficker Sandra Avila has returned to Mexico from the U.S. and has been handed over to Mexican authorities. She was sentenced to 70 months in prison in Miami federal court in July 2013 and released for time served in Mexico. Avila’s lawyer says she faces a money-laundering charge in Guadalajara, Mexico. AP Photo/PGR

A Mexican woman known as the “Queen of the Pacific” for her links to drug trafficking returned home Tuesday to face money laundering charges after the United States deported her.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Scandal of the jet-setting monk rivets Thailand

In this photo taken Monday, July 15, 2013, a photo of fugitive ex-monk Wirapol Sukphol, left, is shown by Songkran Artchariyasarp, a lawyer and Buddhist activist in Bangkok, Thailand. Now Wirapol is at the center of the biggest religious scandal the predominantly Buddhist country has seen in years. Critics say the case is an extreme example of a wider crisis in Thai Buddhism. The arrest warrant implicates Wirapol on three charges including statutory rape, embezzlement and online fraud to seek donations. He is also under investigation for money laundering, drug trafficking and manslaughter for a hit-and-run accident. Authorities are struggling to figure out how he amassed so much money. AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

He’s known as Thailand’s jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promiscuity and alleged crimes ranging from statutory rape to manslaughter.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Antilaundering council’s numbers up, but COA’s not pleased

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You can’t please everyone, it’s true, especially auditors.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC stops Garcia plea bargain deal

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Former military comptroller Carlos Garcia. FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped the Sandiganbayan from acting on the plea bargain deal between former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Comptroller Carlos Garcia and the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senator to push anew inclusion of casinos in AMLA

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite opposition, an administration senator will push anew the inclusion of casinos in the coverage of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), citing the country’s “international obligation” to fight money laundering and terrorist financing activities.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bro. Eddie Villanueva warns of money laundering in casinos

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Bro. Eddie Villanueva. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Evangelist Eddie Villanueva, the Bangon Pilipinas party’s lone senatorial candidate, on Tuesday warned against the possible inflow of “hot money” into the country following the expected surge of high-end casino operations here.

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

Palace hopes anti-money laundering law will avert blacklisting

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The Philippines hopes to avoid being put on a blacklist of money-laundering havens after President Benigno Aquino signed a new law boosting safeguards against such crimes, his spokeswoman said Saturday.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino signs expanded law vs ‘dirty money’

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino signed on Friday the measure amending the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla).

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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