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PNP to use Landbank’s e-payment for police clearance

The Philippine National Police PNP will soon use Landbank of the Philippines’ (LBP) online payment platform Link.Biz Portal for police clearance fees. PNP chief director general Chief Oscar D. Albayalde and LBP president and CEO Alex V. Buenaventura recently signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to finalize details of the deal. Under the MOU, […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJun 14th, 2018

SC reinstates dismissed police official in 2009 PNP helicopter scam

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the reinstatement of a police official involved in the alleged anomalous purchase of three helicopters by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2009 from the Manila Aerospace Products Trading (MAPTRA).   In an 18-page decision, the SC en banc has affirmed the ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) reversing a resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman, which dismissed Supt. Emilando Villafuerte. The high court directed Villafuerte's restoration his former position without loss of seniority rights and payment of back wages and benefits. READ: CA exonerates cop implicated in PNP chopper scam In ordering the reinstatement of Villafuerte,...Keep on reading: SC reinstates dismissed police official in 2009 PNP helicopter scam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Man arrested after applying for police clearance in QC

A man with a standing warrant of arrest was arrested in Quezon City shortly after applying for a police clearance at the Quezon City Hall Complex. Reports from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Supreme Court introduces direct payment of filing fees to LandBank

Supreme Court introduces direct payment of filing fees to LandBank.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Albayalde leads soft-launching of PNP National Clearance System

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde has led the soft launching of the National Police Clearance System (NPCS) in Metro Manila which officials said would make it easier for them to track down wanted criminals. Initially, the NPCS will be implemented in the Quezon City Police District….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

LANDBANK, CDA sign partnership for online payment of cooperative fees

LANDBANK President and CEO Alex V. Buenaventura, CDA Officer-in-Charge Chairman Benjie S. Oliva, sign a Memorandum of Agreement for online payments of cooperative fees via LANDBANK Link.Biz Portal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Practical measures needed to curb illegal labor migration to China

LAI CHAU, Vietnam -- Many young people in the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau, Phu Tho and Lao Cai have rushed illegally across the border to China, leaving their parents and children behind in the hopes of finding a well-paid job to improve their lives.   Most are living in poverty, and are lured across the border by brokers' promises of jobs. Because of their illegal status, many are forced to work overtime and receive little to no payment in slave-like conditions. Some are even tortured by employers, police have said.   Figures from Lao Cai Province's Police Department showed that more than 4,940 people have illegally crossed the border to China fo...Keep on reading: Practical measures needed to curb illegal labor migration to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Cops stop volunteers from giving food, other aid to Boracay residents

ILOILO CITY --- Authorities on Saturday barred a group of volunteers from distributing food and other assistance to residents of Boracay despite appeals for help from thousands of people who lost their livelihood because of the closure of the world-famous resort island to tourist traffic. Policemen at the Tabon port in Malay town in Aklan blocked 29 members of the group, including teachers, students and scientists from private organizations in Manila and Western Visayas, from sailing to Boracay. Repeated calls and text messages by the Inquirer to officials of the Metro Boracay Police Task Force for comment went unanswered. No clearance Supt. Ramir Gallardo, commander of t...Keep on reading: Cops stop volunteers from giving food, other aid to Boracay residents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

PCAB CONTRACTORS CAN NOW PAY LICENSING AND REGISTRATION FEES ONLINE

The Department of Trade and Industry- Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (DTI-CIAP) and the Landbank of the Philippines entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 12 February 2018 to provide fast and efficient alternative payment collection services to CIAP clients such as Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) contractors. Sinceend of April 2018, contractors can […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

PCAB contractors can now pay licensing and registration fees online

The Department of Trade and Industry- Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (DTI-CIAP) and the Landbank of the Philippines entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 12 February 2018 to provide fast and efficient alternative payment collection services to CIAP clients such as PCAB contractors. Since end of April 2018, contractors can directly transact […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

IC partners with Landbank for e-payments

The Insurance Commission (IC) has tapped state-run Land Bank of the Philippines as part of efforts to implement an electronic payment program for all transactions......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

IC to roll out e-payment system with LANDBANK

THE Insurance Commission (IC) is set to implement an electronic payment program in partnership with Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK). In a statement sent to reporters yesterday, the IC said it signed a memorandum of agreement with LANDBANK, enabling the commission to use the state-owned lender’s electronic payment platform LANDBANK Link.BizPortal. Through LANDBANK’s payment […] The post IC to roll out e-payment system with LANDBANK appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

‘Wanted’ na kumuha ng police clearance sa QC arestado

Arestado ang isang wanted person nang sumubok kumuha ng police clearance sa Quezon City Hall complex noong Biyernes ng hapon. Source link link: ‘Wanted’ na kumuha ng police clearance sa QC arestado.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

PNP: UN probers need clearance to get drug war info

The Philippine National Police maintained on Friday that requests for information pertaining to national security, particularly on the war on drugs, must go through proper channels and might need approval from "the higher-ups."   PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said that even representatives of the United Nations are covered by the protocol.   "The PNP follows a protocol on releasing information involving national security. So any request from international or local organizations must go through the process or proper channels ... and we will allow the higher-ups to give their approval," Bulalacao said at a press briefing in Camp Crame.   Presi...Keep on reading: PNP: UN probers need clearance to get drug war info.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Another wanted person nabbed thru police clearance

THE Quezon City Police District has arrested another person while applying for a police clearance bringing to 45 the number of arrested individual wanted by the law. QC top cop Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said Juan Sosing, 26, of Brgy. Old Capitol Site, has a standing arrest warrant for….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Police clearance another tool to catch wanted persons -- PNP

A POLICE clearance, one of the requirements in seeking employment or other government documents including passport, is proving to be another major Philippine National Police tool to catch wanted persons who have been hiding for years, officials said. Dozens have been arrested by different police districts in Metro Manila when….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Leonen grills Calida: So how does one get out of drug watch list?

How does one get out of a government's list of drug? Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asked that question to Solicitor General Jose Calida, representing the government during oral arguments on petitions questioning the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, as contained in the Project Double Barrel of the Philippine National Police. Leonen noted that the police manual is very elaborate on how one gets into the government's drug watch list. But he asked: "How do you get out of the list? What is the process covered by the circular or operations manual?" Calida said: "I was informed that the person of interest can seek a clearance. He wi...Keep on reading: Leonen grills Calida: So how does one get out of drug watch list?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

Fake car agents flee with cop’s P180,000

A member of the Philippine National Police's elite Special Action Force (SAF) was duped by two women who posed as a car firm's employees and took off with his P180,000 down payment. PO2 Jhon Paul Lim filed a complaint with the Muntinlupa City police on Friday after waiting in vain for hours for the suspects who told him they were just going to the restroom. According to case investigator SPO1 Ronaldo Pelagio, Lim and one of the suspects, who had introduced herself as Abel Medina, agreed to meet in the lobby of the Isuzu Alabang-Zapote branch at 8 a.m. on Friday. Referred by fellow cop They were joined shortly by the other female suspect. Lim said a fellow policeman had re...Keep on reading: Fake car agents flee with cop’s P180,000.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

Landbank account holders can now pay taxes online

MANILA, Philippines — State-run Land Bank of the Philippines launched yesterday an electronic payment system which allows its account holders to pay their ta.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris acquitted of assault

em>By Clarice Silber, Associated Press /em> PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix jury acquitted NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris in their aggravated assault trial Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The twin brothers were accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game in Phoenix. At that time, the 28-year-old brothers played for the Phoenix Suns. Marcus now plays for the Boston Celtics and Markieff is with the Washington Wizards. After the verdict was read in Maricopa County Superior Court, the Morris brothers said they were relieved and ready to get back to their teams. They have missed the start of the NBA preseason because of the trial. Another defendant, Gerald Bowman, also was found not guilty on two counts of aggravated assault. Two other co-defendants pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 13. Jurors got the case Monday afternoon (Tuesday, PHL time). They began hearing testimony Sept. 18 (Sept. 19, PHL time). Defense attorney James Belanger said in closing arguments that the case was inexcusably tainted by Hood’s mentor trying to solicit two witnesses to implicate the Morris brothers for a cash payment in return. Two witnesses testified about the mentor’s attempt and their refusal to lie. They both went to break up the fight and placed the Morris twins near the site but not as part of the altercation. Prosecutor Daniel Fisher had urged jurors to convict the brothers, saying Marcus Morris kicked Hood in the head and Markieff Morris acted as an accomplice because “they had an axe to grind” with him. Defense attorneys pressed Hood during his testimony about his financial motives in the case and his knowledge of the NBA players’ substantial financial assets. They also repeatedly said Hood lied to police nine times when he said both twins were involved in the assault. Hood later changed his statement to say Markieff did not beat him but had been in the vicinity. Timothy Eckstein, a lawyer for Marcus Morris, said Hood knew he had to “double down on Marcus” beating him because the case wouldn’t be worth anything without one of the brothers involved. Hood testified he wanted justice for the incident that left him with a broken nose and other injuries. He said he has known the Morris brothers since their youth basketball days, but they had a falling out in 2011. Hood testified that his relationship with the twins became strained because of a misinterpreted text message he sent their mother. But he said there was nothing “improper” happening with him and their mother. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam – The Guardian

The German bank that loaned $300m (£260m) to Donald Trump played a prominent role in a money laundering scandal run by Russian criminals with ties to the Kremlin, the Guardian can reveal. Deutsche Bank is one of dozens of western financial institutions that processed at least $20bn – and possibly more – in money of “criminal origin” from Russia. The scheme, dubbed “the Global Laundromat”, ran from 2010 to 2014. Law enforcement agencies are investigating how a group of politically well-connected Russians were able to use UK-registered companies to launder billions of dollars in cash. The companies made fictitious loans to each other, underwritten by Russian businesses. The companies would default on these “debts”. Judges in Moldova then made court rulings enforcing judgments against the firms. This allowed Russian bank accounts to transfer huge sums to Moldova legally. From there, the money went to accounts in Latvia with Trasta Komercbanka. Deutsche, Germany’s biggest lender, acted as a “correspondent bank” for Trasta until 2015. This meant Deutsche provided dollar-denominated services to Trasta’s non-resident Russian clients. This service was used to move money from Latvia to banks across the world. During this period many Wall Street banks got out of Latvia, citing concerns that the small Baltic country had become a centre for international money laundering, especially from neighbouring Russia. In 2013, and under US regulatory pressure, JP Morgan Chase ceased providing dollar clearing services to the country. From 2014, only two western lenders were willing to accept international dollar transfers from Latvian banks. They were Deutsche and Germany’s Commerzbank. Deutsche eventually withdrew correspondent services to Trasta Bank in September 2015. Six months later, Latvian regulators shut down the bank. They cited repeated violations, and said the bank had failed to deal with its money laundering risk. Latvia’s deputy finance minister, Maija Treija, said the money sent via Trasta was “either stolen or with criminal origin”. The defunct bank was being used as vehicle to get money out of the ex-Soviet Union and “into the EU financial system”, she added. Deutsche said it had significantly strengthened its systems and controls. It said that by the end of this year it will have hired more than 1,000 new staff in its compliance and anti-financial crime unit since 2015. It added: “The bank has comprehensively reviewed its client onboarding and know-your-client processes and where necessary is exiting higher risk client relationships and markets.” Commerzbank said it could not comment on its relationships with other banks. It said it put a high value on compliance. It said that suspicious transactions picked up during routine monitoring were reported to the authorities. Deutche Bank ended its relationship with Trasta soon after Latvia’s regulator issued a warning, it is understood. In August 2015, the Financial and Capital Markets Commission stopped all transactions above €100,000. Deutsche severed its relationship with the other key Laundromat bank &'' Moldova’s Moldindconbank – in 2012. Ties with Russia are a matter of acute sensitivity for Deutsche. In February, it emerged that Deutsche had secretly reviewed multiple loans made to President Trump by its private wealth division to see if there was a connection to Russia. Trump owes Deutsche about $300m. Deutsche refused to comment on its internal review. Sources say the bank discovered no evidence of any Moscow link. That covers other members of the US president’s family who are also Deutsche clients. They include Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, and Kushner’s mother, Seryl Stadtmauer. In January, the UK and US imposed record $630m fines on Deutsche for its role in another money laundering scam run out of its Moscow office. The bank failed to prevent $10bn of Russian money being laundered in a complex “mirror trades” operation. The wealthy Russians that used the scheme have not been identified. Deutsche’s Private Bank – the division that lends to Trump – appears in the Global Laundromat scheme. Sources suggest that many of its clients are rich Russians, typically with personal assets of $50m-plus. According to Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung, Deutsche processed more than $24m of Laundromat cash in 209 transactions. Records obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Project (OCCRP) and Novaya Gazeta from anonymous sources show how the money was spent. Much of it vanished into opaque offshore companies. Some of it went on luxury items including diamonds, leather jackets, and home-cinema equipment. One of Deutsche’s high net worth customers blew €500,000 at Mahlberg, a German jewellery firm. The payment in January 2013 was made by Seabon Limited, a Laundromat company registered in Tooley Street, London. More than $9bn was funnelled via Seabon, records show. Almost €1m went to a Munich electronics firm, Rohde &'38; Schwarz, which produces surveillance technology for security services and police. Often, the explanation for high-volume payments was fake. The money spent on watches was marked down on the bank wire transfer as a payment for “computer equipment”. Another $500,000 payment was made to a London fur broker, Gideon Bartfeld. Bartfeld said the money had arrived from Deutsche Bank New York, before being sent on to the Bank of New York Mellon, which paid the invoice. Trasta – the bank that first sent the money to Deutsche – did not appear in any paperwork, he added. Bartfeld said the payment came via two “highly reputable and respected” global banks. He said: “Consequently, we received this payment in full confidence [as they] were satisfied that the payment met their [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2017