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Entries in Philippines (23)

Tuesday
Jun172014

Study: Anti-graft rage fuels global jihad

We've talked about graft as a cause of war. Now the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has weighed in. It published a landmark study this month called Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security. Every policy-maker should read it, more than once.

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Monday
Jun092014

Philippines anti-graft court indicts three senators 

President Benigno Aquino, courtesy of Wikipedia Anti-corruption authorities in the Philippines are preparing to arrest three powerful senators after they were indicted Friday by an anti-graft court.

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Monday
May122014

Former PetroTiger chief indicted for Colombia bribes, kickbacks

The former CEO of PetroTiger Ltd. -- a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey -- was indicted Friday for bribing an official at Ecopetrol SA, Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, and defrauding PetroTiger by taking kickbacks.

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Wednesday
May072014

The impact of corruption on women, strategies for change (Part 3)

Image courtesy of Transparency International via YouTubePart 1 of this three-part series looked at some statistics on women's experience with corruption.

Part 2 explored strategies that can help reduce women's experience with corruption.

This final segment will look at how corruption has impacted women and how women -- supported by public-service groups -- have fought corruption in their communities.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

Former PetroTiger co-chief pleads guilty

Image courtesy of PTS, a PetroTiger companyThe former co-chief executive officer of oil and gas services company PetroTiger Ltd. pleaded guilty Tuesday for bribing an official at Ecopetrol SA, Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, and defrauding PetroTiger by taking kickbacks.

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Thursday
Jan232014

Gift-giving in the Philippines

Here's a summary of the gift-giving legislation for the Philippines. It's from the ethiXbase GRC Database, which covers anti-corruption legislation for 140 countries and gift-giving rules for more than 80 countries. All of the laws can be viewed online or instantly downloaded from the ethiXbase GRC Database.

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Monday
Jan062014

Two oil and gas execs charged, general counsel pleads guilty

Image courtesy of PTS, a PetroTiger companyTwo former CEOs of PetroTiger Ltd., a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey, were charged with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related offenses, fraud and money laundering. And the company's former general counsel pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud, the DOJ said Monday.

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Monday
Oct072013

U.S. shutdown hurts Southeast Asia anti-graft fight

President Obama cancelled his visit to Southeast Asia last week -- something about a budget stalemate and government shutdown. Lost was a chance for face time with the leaders of Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Wednesday
Sep182013

Keeping it clean in the Philippines

From the Asia Sentinel (September 17, 2013):

"Details started to leak two months ago concerning the vast wealth that businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles had amassed including reportedly 28 houses and a US$2 million condominium in Los Angeles as well as cars, watches and an array of luxury items.

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Wednesday
Jul242013

'Asian Nobel Prize' for Indonesia anti-graft agency

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is a winner of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for its 'relentless and successful' campaign against corruption.

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