Tier 1 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tier 1


For 1st time, PH meets US standards vs trafficking

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The Philippines becomes the only Southeast Asian country under Tier 1 of the US trafficking report – the parting legacy of former president Benigno Aquino III

SUSPECTED TRAFFICKERS. A Filipino couple, suspected of engaging in trafficking in persons and child pornography, is escorted at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines, on April 26, 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

PH banks can meet higher capital buffers – Fitch Ratings

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Overall Philippine bank capitalization is relatively robust as several lenders have already boosted their capital requirements

Ople: Stiffer penalties for human traffickers in Yolanda areas

Jan 28, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Susan Ople says the current law on human traffickers is too lax

Strange bedfellows seek sin tax reform

Mar 05, 2012 - 9:14 PM

Unlikely political allies joined together to push for reforming the tax on tobacco and alcohol

UNLIKELY PARTNERS. Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson and Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares announce their support for reforming sin taxes. Photo by Katherine Visconti.