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US to seize millions that Janet Napoles claimed was for disaster relief

  The US Justice Department moved this week to seize assets owned by Janet Napoles, the businesswoman at the centre of the ‘pork barrel scam.’ The department filed a civil forfeiture complaint to gain access to the posh Los Angles condominium and Porsche Boxster that Napoles bought for her daughter with money intended…


Philippines blacklists 43 ‘balikbayan box’ shippers due to complaints

The Department of Trade and Industry in the Philippines has placed 43 sea freight shippers on its blacklist this year. The blacklisting comes in wake of excessive complaints lodged against the companies – mainly due to non-delivery. “The DTI’s Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau listed these erring freight forwarders to prevent consumers…