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Regulator raises alarm over ATM ‘skim’ scam

Local banks, law enforcers, and the public need to share the responsibility of keeping bank accounts safe from syndicates that steal money from consumers through the “skimming” of automated teller machine (ATM) cards.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Echeveria crucial piece in rice smuggling puzzle, says agri group

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Suspected rice smuggling conduit Leah Echeveria, who has ignored summons from the Senate agricultural committee to attend hearings, could be the Benhur Luy of contraband grains, according to Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag).

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Agri groups decry unabated smuggling

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The government is set to continue importing milled rice this year even as the country renews its push for self-sufficiency, according to Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government’s failure to curb smuggling has severely hurt legitimate businesses in the agriculture sector in terms of unfair competition from smuggled products, according to a group of farm producers.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BIR checks taxes of Cedric Lee in wake of Navarro mauling controversy

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First it was the National Bureau of Investigation. Now, it’s the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) who is going after businessman Cedric Lee.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

CA dismisses Shell’s libel complaint vs Customs collector over firm’s taxes

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SHELL BULLISH  Royal Dutch Shell, through its upstream unit Shell Philippines Exploration BV, is poised to invest another $1 billion to increase the production of the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project off Palawan. Shell Philippines vice president for communication Roberto S. Kanapi said there are opportunities for investment and expansion, unlike in the past when the Philippines was placed on low priority.

The Court of Appeals has dismissed the petition filed by the Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. that sought to prosecute for libel a Bureau of Customs port collector who said the oil firm owed the government P7.34 billion in back taxes.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Okada no show at DOJ probe into anomalous casino project

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Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada and his alleged dummies failed to appear before the Department of Justice Thursday to answer the criminal complaint filed against him regarding the multi-billion peso Entertainment City Project of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Okada seeks criminal raps vs violators of PH anti-dummy law in Manila project

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The group of Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada has announced that it was pursuing criminal charges against those allegedly involved in the “illegal flow of funds totalling $40 million” that was supposedly used as payment to Philippine authorities to circumvent the country’s anti-dummy law, according to a statement by his company seeking to build a casino in Manila Bay.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US charges hedge fund SAC Capital

In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, photo, S.A.C. Capital Partners headquarters is shown in Stamford, Connecticut. The hedge fund operated by embattled billionaire Steven A. Cohen was hit with white-collar criminal charges Thursday, July 25, 2013, that accused the fund of making hundreds of millions of dollars illegally, and a related government lawsuit said insider trading was pervasive and unprecedented at the firm.  AP PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN

The hedge fund operated by embattled billionaire Steven A. Cohen was hit with white-collar criminal charges Thursday that accused the fund of making hundreds of millions of dollars illegally, and a related government lawsuit said insider trading was pervasive and unprecedented at the firm.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Fact-finding report on alleged $5M Okada bribe to be in soon—DOJ

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is expecting the submission within this month of a report on the allegations that a former consultant of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) got a $5-million bribe from Japanese investor Kazuo Okada for favors related to the government’s entertainment city project.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PDIC files criminal case vs ex-officials of Exportbank

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Banking regulators on Monday sweetened the pot for potential white knights of Export and Industry Bank (EIB), which had been ordered closed due to insolvency.  PHOTO BY ERWIN AGUILON/RADYO INQUIRER

Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. filed a criminal charge against the former chair and officers of closed Export and Industry Bank, alleging that they engaged in an unsafe and unsound business practice that put the bank in a disadvantage.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

DOJ drops syndicated estafa, swindling suit vs Yuchengcos over Pacific Plans

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The Department of Justice has dismissed the suit for syndicated estafa and swindling filed against former ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco, members of his family and other directors and officers of the bankrupt pre-need firm Pacific Plans Inc.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dramatic arrest of alleged Red Bull blackmailer

Senior executives from Monster Beverage, Red Bull and Rockstar joined forces on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to fight off growing claims that their caffeine-rich products are hazardous to young people's health.  AFP FILE PHOTO

An Austrian who allegedly blackmailed Red Bull by threatening to put excrement in its energy drinks was behind bars Thursday after a sting operation straight out of the movies, police said.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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