By Amy R. Remo
The Philippine Business Groups and the Joint Foreign Chambers (PBG-JFC) have urged President Benigno S. Aquino III to shepherd the passage of the Freedom of Information bill and ensure the prosecution of current and former government officials involved in corruption to “cement” the much needed and long overdue reform agenda in the homestretch of his presidential term.
Barring last-minute hitches, the Department of Justice is expected to release this week (or next) its resolution on the syndicated estafa charges filed against businessman Manuel Amalilio and his associates in Aman Futures Group Phils. Inc.
By Christine O. Avendaño
The Bureau of Customs filed on Thursday smuggling charges against two businessmen at the Department of Justice months after they were caught illegally bringing into the country onions and garlic from China valued at a whopping P19 million.