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Businessman Ramon Ang to invest in Inquirer Group

Businessman Ramon Ang to invest in Inquirer Group.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJul 17th, 2017

Businessman Ramon Ang to invest in Inquirer

Businessman Ramon Ang to invest in Inquirer.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJul 18th, 2017

Ramon Ang to invest in Inquirer

Ramon Ang to invest in Inquirer.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017

Ang acquiring Prieto interest in Inquirer

BILLIONAIRE Ramon S. Ang is set to take over the Inquirer Group of Companies after the Prieto family decided to exit the business......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 17th, 2017

Ang to acquire Prieto stake in Inquirer, paper says

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Daily Inquirer announced on Monday that businessman Ramon Ang is in talks to acquire the Prieto family’s stake.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2017

Economy: Thai agri group CP Foods commits to PHL expansion

THAI AGRI-BUSINESS conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) Public Co., Ltd. has committed to expand its business in the Philippines, with plans to invest $500 million within a year, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2017

RSA eyes partnership with China on ind’l parks

MANILA, Philippines -  The group of businessman Ramon S......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2017

Fil-Brit Bailey May officially announced as member of int’l pop group Now United

A post shared by NOW UNITED (@nowunited) on Sep 6, 2017 at 5:10pm PDT Filipino-British talent Bailey May is officially a member of the global pop group Now United. The announcement was made on Now United's social media accounts: Bae BAILEY from the Philippines #nowunited || photo: @bartonbronstein A post shared by NOW UNITED (@nowunited) on Nov 15, 2017 at 8:18pm PST The group is a creation of Simon Fuller, who is best known for conceptualizing hit shows "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance." He was manager to pop sensation Spice Girls. According to Radyo Inquirer, music producer Simon Cowell noticed May's talent and has bought out the teen...Keep on reading: Fil-Brit Bailey May officially announced as member of int’l pop group Now United.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

PDEA agents arrest couple for possession of P250,000 worth of ‘shabu’

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- Anti-narcotics agents arrested a couple during an anti-drug operation and seized from them more than P250,000 worth of suspected crystal meth (shabu), guns and ammunition in Pigcayawan town in North Cotabato on Monday. Gil Cesario Castro, director for Central Mindanao of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), told the Inquirer that PDEA agents, backed by police and other law enforcement units, served the search warrants on Richard Balbini and his wife Jeanette, both allegedly members of Bawan Drug Group based in Pigcawayan. The couple, who operate a restaurant in Barangay Poblacion, did not resist when the search warrant was presented to them at about...Keep on reading: PDEA agents arrest couple for possession of P250,000 worth of ‘shabu’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Troops reach last strongholds of terrorists in Marawi

MARAWI CITY --- Government forces conducting mopping up and clearing operations have finally reached the basements of the last two buildings near the Lake Lanao pier here, which served as the last strongholds of the Islamic State-militants who laid siege to this city starting on May 23. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., the deputy commander of Joint Task Group Ranao, told the Inquirer that the stench of decaying flesh struck soldiers as they went down the basements but they saw no dead bodies, only concrete debris. "It seems all those who have stayed in the basements were all dead. These building were where they made their last stand," Brawner said. After his arrest on Nov. 1, Indones...Keep on reading: Troops reach last strongholds of terrorists in Marawi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed – BBC News

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US. The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance. BBC Panorama is part of nearly 100 media groups investigating the papers. As with last year’s Panama Papers leak, the documents were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which called in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to oversee the investigation. The Guardian is also among the organisations investigating the documents. Sunday’s revelations form only a small part of a week of disclosures that will expose the tax and financial affairs of some of the hundreds of people and companies named in the data, some with strong UK connections. Many of the stories focus on how politicians, multinationals, celebrities and high-net-worth individuals use complex structures of trusts, foundations and shell companies to protect their cash from tax officials or hide their dealings behind a veil of secrecy. The Paradise Papers show that about £10m ($13m) of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore. It was put into funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda by the Duchy of Lancaster, which provides the Queen with an income and handles investments for her £500m private estate. There is nothing illegal in the investments and no suggestion that the Queen is avoiding tax, but questions may be asked about whether the monarch should be investing offshore. There were small investments in the rent-to-buy retailer BrightHouse, which has been accused of exploiting the poor, and the Threshers chain of off-licences, which later went bust owing £17.5m in tax and costing almost 6,000 people their jobs. The Duchy said it was not involved in decisions made by funds and there is no suggestion the Queen had any knowledge of the specific investments made on her behalf. The Duchy has in the past said it gives “ongoing consideration regarding any of its acts or omissions that could adversely impact the reputation” of the Queen, who it says takes “a keen interest” in the estate. Wilbur Ross helped stave off bankruptcy for Donald Trump in the 1990s and was later appointed commerce secretary in Mr Trump’s administration. The documents reveal Mr Ross has retained an interest in a shipping company which earns millions of dollars a year transporting oil and gas for a Russian energy firm whose shareholders include Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and two men subject to US sanctions. It will again raise questions about the Russian connections of Donald Trump’s team. His presidency has been dogged by allegations that Russians colluded to try to influence the outcome of last year’s US election. He has called the allegations “fake news”. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal has called for an investigation, telling NBC News that Mr Ross had given Congress the impression he no longer held shares in the shipping company. “Our committee was misled, the American people were misled by the concealment of those companies.” Most of the data comes from a company called Appleby, a Bermuda-based legal services provider at the top end of the offshore industry, helping clients set up in overseas jurisdictions with low or zero tax rates. Its documents, and others mainly from corporate registries in Caribbean jurisdictions, were obtained by Süddeutsche Zeitung. It has not revealed the source. The media partners say the investigation is in the public interest because data leaks from the world of offshore have repeatedly exposed wrongdoing. In response to the leaks, Appleby said it was “satisfied that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing, either on the part of ourselves or our clients”, adding: “We do not tolerate illegal behaviour.” Essentially it’s about a place outside of your own nation’s regulations to which companies or individuals can reroute money, assets or profits to take advantage of lower taxes. These jurisdictions are known as tax havens to the layman, or the more stately offshore financial centres (OFCs) to the industry. They are generally stable, secretive and reliable, often small islands but not exclusively so, and can vary on how rigorously they carry out checks on wrongdoing. The UK is a big player here, not simply because so many of its overseas territories and Crown dependencies are OFCs, but many of the lawyers, accountants and bankers working in the offshore industry are in the City of London. It’s also about the mega-rich. Brooke Harrington, author of Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent, says offshore finance is not for the 1% but the .001%. Assets of around $500,000 (£380,000) would just not meet the offshore fees the schemes would need, she says. Well, it is a lot of cash. The Boston Consulting Group says $10tn is held offshore. That’s about the equivalent of the gross domestic products of the UK, Japan and France – combined. It may also be a conservative estimate. Critics of offshore say it is mainly about secrecy – which opens the door to wrongdoing – and inequality. They also say the action of governments to curb it has often been slow and ineffective. Brooke Harrington says if the rich are avoiding tax, the poor pick up the bill: “There’s a minimal amount the governments need to function and they recoup what they lose from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Lucio Tan denies ever funding destab plots vs gov t

MANILA, Philippines – Tycoon Lucio Tan on Thursday, October 19, denied ever supporting destabilization efforts against the government, two days after President Rodrigo Duterte insinuated he had been doing that against past administrations and dared the businessman to do the same now.  In a statement, Tan said his family and his group ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Lorenzana confirms Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute killed

The top leaders behind the months-long war in Marawi have been killed, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmedMonday.   Lorenzana made this confirmation when asked if reports were true that Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were killed in clashes.   "Yes, but wait for our official press release," he told Inquirer.net.   Details on the deaths of the two leaders, however,were not immediately given. The two earlier pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.   Hapilon, leader of the Abu Sayyaf based in Basilan, is the purported emir of ISIS in Southeast Asia. Omar is one of the leaders behind the Maute Terrorist Group.   The conflict...Keep on reading: Lorenzana confirms Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute killed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

KMU, Kadamay back Piston’s transport strike

  Protesting jeepney drivers and operators assembled in various places in Metro Manila early Monday for the first day of their two-day nationwide transport strike.   Strikers led by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) joined the transport holiday, with some closing down their terminals, Radyo Inquirer reported.   The absence of jeepneys in some places prompted commuters to take tricycles, like along Chino Roces avenue in Makati City.   Mostly wearing red and holding banners and placards with calls "No to Jeepney Phase out," peasant group Kadamay joined the protest along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City, Radyo In...Keep on reading: KMU, Kadamay back Piston’s transport strike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Tiamzons top PNP 2014 arrests

The arrest of two high-ranking communist leaders topped the arrests of the Philippine National Police in 2014, the Criminal Investigation and Detention Group (CIDG) said. The post Tiamzons top PNP 2014 arrests appeared first on INQUIRER.net......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Foreign buyout firms face dearth of local targets

By Krista A. M. Montealegre, National Correspondent SWISS BUYOUT firm Partners Group has wrapped up its first investment in the Philippines — a stake in a business process outsourcing firm — early this year and is hungry for more deals. “We don’t need to wait and see how this works out. We want to invest […] The post Foreign buyout firms face dearth of local targets appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Group says retail trade lib step in right direction - Inquirer.net

Group says retail trade lib step in right direction - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 5th, 2017

PNP security group head flags legislative police encroachment - Inquirer.net

PNP security group head flags legislative police encroachment - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 4th, 2017

'Antiterror group' seeks AFP blessing, gets arrested instead - Inquirer.net

'Antiterror group' seeks AFP blessing, gets arrested instead - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Agri group backs raps filed by Ping vs BOC - Inquirer.net

Agri group backs raps filed by Ping vs BOC - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Transport group to stage 2-day strike - Inquirer.net

Transport group to stage 2-day strike - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 24th, 2017