To date, only 8 of the 285 congressmen in the 15th congress have actually signed a waiver opening their bank accounts to public scrutiny.
today, the 7 congressmen of the Progressive Makabayan Party List Bloc showed their signed and notarized waivers in favor of the Ombudsman. Continue reading
Are the Arroyos being investigated by the government’s anti money laundering council?
Its Executive director Vicente Aquino, refused to categorically answer this, only saying that the council’s investigations, are confidential.
Aquino was asked if the council was also doing further investigation on the former chief justice, renato corona.
“no comment that’s confidential. no comment, no comment please. under amla we investigate suspicious transactions, money laundering activities and other violations of amla. we do this in confidence, we don’t telegraph our moves to criminals.” Continue reading
After facing the Senate Impeachment Court, former Chief Justice Renato Corona may find himself facing the House of Representatives, this time as a resource person for amendments to the country’s bank secrecy laws.
Paranaque Rep. Roilo Golez suggested this morning that Corona be summoned as the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries tackles 7 bills proposing exceptions to the 1970s era Foreign Currency Deposits Act. “summon the person who triggered all of these at the proper time.” Continue reading