On 8 February, The Inquirer reported that the country’s SEC is seeking to better combat money laundering and terrorist financing by requiring greater transparency in corporate ownership and cracking down on dummies – to keep the Philippines off the FATF grey list.  SEC Memorandum Circular No. 1/2021 on 27 January to provide the guidelines in preventing the misuse of corporations for illicit activities through measures designed to promote transparency of beneficial ownership; including a prohibition on the issuance of bearer shares and a requirement for the mandatory disclosure of the identity of the beneficial owners, or persons who ultimately own or effectively control corporations.

I would be grateful for any modest contribution for my time and ongoing costs of computer, relocation, and (still ongoing) removal costs, I have a page, where contributions start as low as $3, at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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