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Emerging markets such as the Philippines attract investors because of unique market asymmetries and opportunities arising from immature or otherwise unusual local conditions as compared with those found in industrialised countries.

While the Philippines has stable political, law enforcement, legal and even financial systems, local colour and character still influence business and other dealings significantly. For example, it is not uncommon for politicians who have previously been jailed or expelled for corruption and malpractice to re-emerge and gain powerful government positions, years later. These people are often regarded with respect and kudos, their past sins forgotten.

In this environment, knowing who you are dealing with is ever more relevant to project success. Multinational corporations with a USA footprint face enormous penalties in the USA for dealing with corrupt partners. Indeed, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (and its complementary legislations in other developed nations) confers strong responsibility on such corporations to prove retrospectively that they conducted sufficient due diligence on their prospective partners so as to conclusively exclude any corrupt actors. Ignorance is no excuse at this level.

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  • Background Checks
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Case in Point

Complex investigation into
supply chain theft for a global food manufacturer

Food theft is big business. With the advent of online marketplaces such as Facebook, criminals have an easy way to move the food they steal. Food products near their expiry date are often the easiest targets. The danger to consumers is clear: unsafe food is being sold with packaging that appears completely legitimate.

We assisted a global processed foods manufacturer in plugging key gaps in their Philippines supply chain process, addressing numerous vulnerabilities in their Distribution Center security, third-party logistics, and improving their process documentation standards.

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Latest Posts: Due Diligence & Complex Investigations

August 16, 2022
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced charges against 16 people, including nuns from the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, with terrorist financing and providing funds to the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). The identities of the 16 individuals have not been made public, alongside other details of the case. ...
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August 16, 2022
Malacañang swore in on Friday, August 12, the new members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA). The composition of the new BTA should help reassure observers who had been concerned about the health of the peace process under the new administration. 49 members of the BTA were re-appointed, while 31 are new appointees.  The Moro Islamic ...
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August 16, 2022
Cases in Metro Manila may have peaked and appear to be plateauing nationwide. The two-week growth rate nationwide (26.25 percent) and in Metro Manila (20.36) is still positive. However, the one-week growth rate in Metro Manila is now negative at negative 0.71 percent. The highest cases in Metro Manila over the last several months were ...
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August 9, 2022
From August 4 to 6, the People’s Republic of China conducted military drills and live fire exercises around Taiwan. In response to the visit of US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, these exercises included the firing of some 11 ballistic missiles. A portion of these missiles traveled over the island of Taiwan before landing on ...
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July 12, 2022
COVID-19 cases continue to go up nationwide. The DOH is reporting over 2,000 cases per day, with the two-week growth rate of over 100 percent. Metro Manila on its own is reporting about 800 cases per day. Many cases are not being detected through testing as anti-gen testing is now widespread and the two-week positivity ...
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June 7, 2022
In response to three small-scale bombings in Mindanao between May 26 and May 30, government forces conducted a series of operations targeting terrorists connected to the attacks. On Monday, Joint elements of the 601st Infantry Brigade, 40th Infantry Battalion, and intelligence units launched an operation at Crossing Salbo, Barangay Poblacion in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao. On ...
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August 16, 2022
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced charges against 16 people, including nuns from the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, with terrorist financing and providing funds to the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). The identities of the 16 individuals have not been made public, alongside other details of the case. ...
(Member Content)
August 16, 2022
Malacañang swore in on Friday, August 12, the new members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA). The composition of the new BTA should help reassure observers who had been concerned about the health of the peace process under the new administration. 49 members of the BTA were re-appointed, while 31 are new appointees.  The Moro Islamic ...
(Member Content)
August 16, 2022
Cases in Metro Manila may have peaked and appear to be plateauing nationwide. The two-week growth rate nationwide (26.25 percent) and in Metro Manila (20.36) is still positive. However, the one-week growth rate in Metro Manila is now negative at negative 0.71 percent. The highest cases in Metro Manila over the last several months were ...
(Member Content)
August 9, 2022
From August 4 to 6, the People’s Republic of China conducted military drills and live fire exercises around Taiwan. In response to the visit of US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, these exercises included the firing of some 11 ballistic missiles. A portion of these missiles traveled over the island of Taiwan before landing on ...
(Member Content)
July 12, 2022
COVID-19 cases continue to go up nationwide. The DOH is reporting over 2,000 cases per day, with the two-week growth rate of over 100 percent. Metro Manila on its own is reporting about 800 cases per day. Many cases are not being detected through testing as anti-gen testing is now widespread and the two-week positivity ...
(Member Content)
June 7, 2022
In response to three small-scale bombings in Mindanao between May 26 and May 30, government forces conducted a series of operations targeting terrorists connected to the attacks. On Monday, Joint elements of the 601st Infantry Brigade, 40th Infantry Battalion, and intelligence units launched an operation at Crossing Salbo, Barangay Poblacion in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao. On ...
(Member Content)

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