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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 »

DBP execs, Inquirer chief cleared of libel

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Saying that the statements were true and the commentary fair, a Makati prosecutor dismissed a libel suit filed by a lawyer against four Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) officials and the Inquirer editor in chief.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Okada files libel case vs Wynn in Parañaque

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Kazuo Okada (left) and Steve Wynn during happier days.  Wynn Resorts called on shareholders Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, to eject the Japanese tycoon from the Wynn board of directors in a special vote scheduled on Feb. 22.  AP FILE PHOTO

The group of Japanese pachinko mogul Kazuo Okada has gone to a Philippine court and filed a criminal complaint against erstwhile Las Vegas casino partner Stephen Wynn, accusing him of libel over allegations of improper payments.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Okada files libel suit vs Wynn in PH

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Kazuo Okada (left) and Steve Wynn during happier days.  Wynn Resorts called on shareholders Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, to eject the Japanese tycoon from the Wynn board of directors in a special vote scheduled on Feb. 22.  AP FILE PHOTO

Invoking libel protection provided by existing local laws, the group of Japanese pachinko mogul Kazuo Okada has gone to a Philippine court to sue erstwhile Las Vegas casino partner Stephen Wynn for “criminal defamation.”

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Is the place of access the proper venue to file an Internet libel case?

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The recently enacted Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175) punishes the crime of libel committed through the use of the Internet, in this manner:

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Tiger’s woes

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The Australian operations of Tiger Airways were recently suspended by that country’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority after the regulator discovered several safety violations of the budget carrier. The airline’s operations out of Singapore—from where flights to and from the Philippines originate—have not been suspended, but questions are already being asked both here and abroad as [...]

Posted: July 10th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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