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  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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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  • Seizable Asset Checks & Traces
  • Company Ownership Searches


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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The International Crisis Group takes an in-depth look at the state of Islamist Militancy in and around Muslim Mindanao. The group argues that:   Militant violence is declining but has not disappeared in the newly created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the southern Philippines. Militants, who are overwhelmingly from the Bangsamoro, tap local ...
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As of June 27, 2021, the DOH reported the following COVID-19 bed and mechanical ventilator capacity in the hospitals nationwide: As of June 27, 2021, the most up to date critical care utilization rate of the regions with the highest occupancy are as follows:  National Critical Care Utilization RateICU Beds – 55.62 percentIsolation Beds – ...
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June 29, 2021
Western governments and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made no significant updates to their advisories this week.  The Canadian embassy removed its dedicated advisory on Taal volcano, but a generalized section on volcanos remains, which includes the following warning: VolcanoesThere are several active and potentially active volcanoes in the Philippines, mainly on Luzon island.Taal ...
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June 29, 2021
The Philippines passed a milestone, as nationwide two-week growth rates for COVID-19 turned negative last week at negative 8.8 percent as of Monday, June 29. Metro Manila continues to report fewer cases, with a two-week growth rate of negative 24.75 percent.   There are still municipalities experiencing growth in cases, but even in recent hotspots such ...
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June 29, 2021
The Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act were released on June 18. A full copy of the regulations can be found here in the official gazette. The bill had been previously signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in March 2021. Major portions of CREATE include: ...
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March 22, 2022
The International Crisis Group takes an in-depth look at the state of Islamist Militancy in and around Muslim Mindanao. The group argues that:   Militant violence is declining but has not disappeared in the newly created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the southern Philippines. Militants, who are overwhelmingly from the Bangsamoro, tap local ...
(Member Content)
June 29, 2021
As of June 27, 2021 By Critical Care Utilization Rate (60 percent above) Western VisayasDavao Region By Critical Care Utilization Rate (50 – 59 percent) Cagayan ValleyMimaropaBicol RegionEastern VisayasSoccsksargenCaragaCordillera Administrative Region (For the purposes of PSA’s analysis, PSA defines their areas of concern by critical care utilization rate as regions with a rate of 50 ...
(Member Content)
June 29, 2021
As of June 27, 2021, the DOH reported the following COVID-19 bed and mechanical ventilator capacity in the hospitals nationwide: As of June 27, 2021, the most up to date critical care utilization rate of the regions with the highest occupancy are as follows:  National Critical Care Utilization RateICU Beds – 55.62 percentIsolation Beds – ...
(Member Content)
June 29, 2021
Western governments and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made no significant updates to their advisories this week.  The Canadian embassy removed its dedicated advisory on Taal volcano, but a generalized section on volcanos remains, which includes the following warning: VolcanoesThere are several active and potentially active volcanoes in the Philippines, mainly on Luzon island.Taal ...
(Member Content)
June 29, 2021
The Philippines passed a milestone, as nationwide two-week growth rates for COVID-19 turned negative last week at negative 8.8 percent as of Monday, June 29. Metro Manila continues to report fewer cases, with a two-week growth rate of negative 24.75 percent.   There are still municipalities experiencing growth in cases, but even in recent hotspots such ...
(Member Content)
June 29, 2021
The Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act were released on June 18. A full copy of the regulations can be found here in the official gazette. The bill had been previously signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in March 2021. Major portions of CREATE include: ...
(Member Content)

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