Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal

SEOUL — The de facto chief of South Korea’s Samsung business empire was convicted Monday over a huge corruption scandal and jailed for two and a half years, in a ruling that deprives the tech giant of its top decision-maker. Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker, was found guilty […] The post Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 19th, 2021

Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years

  SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — The de facto chief of South Korea’s Samsung business empire was convicted Monday over a huge corruption scandal and jailed for two and a half years, in a ruling that deprives the tech giant of its top decision-maker. Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone and […] The post Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Samsung chief faces corruption verdict

The de facto chief of South Korea's Samsung business empire faces the verdict Monday in his retrial over a sprawling corruption scandal, a ruling that could see him jailed for years, depriving the tech giant of its top decision-maker......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Congratulations flood in for Biden’s ‘historic’ win

Congratulations poured in for US president-elect Joe Biden from around the world, with Washington’s allies, particularly in Europe, seeing his win as a chance at a fresh start after the antagonistic years under Donald Trump. From the EU to the UAE president-elect Joe Biden has received congratulations from around the world (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) As crowds rushed into the streets of Washington and other cities in exuberant celebration after US networks declared Biden the winner, here are some reactions from across the globe:  – Germany – “Congratulations!” said Chancellor Angela Merkel. “I wish luck and success from the bottom of my heart. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of our times,” she said in a tweet issued by a government spokesman. – France – French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”  – Britain – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Biden “on his election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. “The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.” – European Union – In a joint statement, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, which represents the leaders of EU member states, said: “We take note of the latest development in the electoral process.  “On this basis the EU congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on reaching enough Electoral Votes.”  – NATO – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg described Biden as a “strong supporter of our Alliance”. Stoltenberg, who often had to adapt to President Donald Trump making unexpected announcements about US troop drawdowns from NATO deployments, said in a tweet he looked forward to working with Biden. “A strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe,” he said.  – Canada – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.” – Barack Obama – Former US president Barack Obama hailed Biden’s win as “historic and decisive” and appealed to Americans to overcome bitter divides and “find some common ground.” “Once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory,” Obama, Donald Trump’s White House predecessor, said in a statement. – Ireland – The republic’s prime minister Micheal Martin was one of the first to take to Twitter, tweeting: “I want to congratulate the new President Elect of the USA @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation throughout his life and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead. I also look forward to welcoming him back home when the circumstances allow!”  – Greece – Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted: “Congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I’m certain that under his presidency the relationship between our countries will grow even stronger.” – Italy –  Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted: “Congratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality. We are ready to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner.” – Spain – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted: “The American people have chosen the 46th President of the United States. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We wish you good luck and all the best. We are looking forward to cooperating with you to tackle the challenges ahead of us.” – India – “Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory!” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. In a separate tweet to Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, whose mother was Indian, Modi wrote: “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans.” “Chitti” is a Tamil term of endearment for the younger sisters of one’s mother, which Harris used in her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for vice president. She is the first woman of color elected to the US vice presidency. – Nigeria – In his congratulations, President Muhammadu Buhari, leader of Africa’s most populous nation, called for “greater engagement” with the continent. He said he looked forward to “enhanced cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic and political levels, including especially on the war against terrorism”. – Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted in English: “Congratulations to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris! Ukraine is optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the United States. Ukraine and the USA have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, fight against corruption. Our friendship becomes only stronger!”  – South Africa – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Twitter his government looked forward to “working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation”. – Iraq – President Barham Saleh extended “warmest congratulations” to Biden, describing him as “a friend and trusted partner in the cause of building a better Iraq. We look forward to working to achieve our common goals and strengthening peace and stability in the entire Middle East”. – Egypt – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt, the most populous Arab country, looked forward to “strengthening strategic bilateral ties between Egypt and the US in the interest of both countries and peoples”. – UAE –  “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on winning the US elections. Our sincere wishes for further development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and USA are friends and allies with a strong historic partnership that we look forward to strengthening together,” tweeted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

Xi critic jailed 18 years for corruption

Beijing—A Chinese tycoon who called President Xi Jinping a clown and criticised his handling of the coronavirus outbreak was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

EDITORIAL - A chance for PhilHealth reforms

A year and another corruption scandal ago, Ricardo Morales was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

CEOs see recovery in 3 years, says survey

A majority of chief executive officers expect the Philippine economy to bounce back from the impact of the pandemic in three years, according to a survey of the Management Association of the Philippines and PwC Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Zuma graft trial to resume despite deadly South Africa protests

The dragging corruption trial of South Africa's jailed ex-president Jacob Zuma resumes on Monday despite deadly violence that swept the nation after his imprisonment in an unrelated case......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with more corruption charges

Myanmar's junta authorities have slapped more corruption charges on Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said Tuesday, adding to an eclectic charge sheet that could see the Nobel laureate jailed for more than a decade......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

I am not a liar : Pacquiao accepts Duterte challenge to name corrupt officials, agencies

After President Rodrigo Duterte's tirade against him for calling out corruption in government, Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday recalled that it was the chief executive who first said that corrupt officials continue to plague the country. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

Saudi Arabia releases two jailed women activists: campaigners

Saudi Arabia has released two women activists detained nearly three years ago, rights groups said on Sunday, following a fierce crackdown on female campaigners......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Deterring impunity

It took 12 years since the crime was committed. Yesterday, the Sandiganbayan found former Philippine National Police chief Jesus Versoza and five other former top PNP officials guilty of graft in connection with the negotiated procurement of rubber boats and motorboats worth P131.55 million in 2009 for the PNP Maritime Group......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

How CDMO Samsung Biologics Became a Global Leader in Biopharmaceuticals

Over the last several years, Samsung Biologics has been on the rise as one of the most prominent CDMO companies in the world. But what.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

Ex-PNP chief, 5 others convicted over boat procurement

Former Philippine National Police chief Jesus Verzosa and five other retired PNP officials were sentenced to up to eight years in prison for graft in connection with the P131.55-million rubber boat scam in 2009......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

Ninoy’s letter to Noynoy

Son, the ball is now in your hands. This is the last line in the letter of Ninoy Aquino, 41, to his only son, Noynoy Aquino. The boy was only 13 years old when his father, jailed for over a year, defied President Ferdinand Marcos and his military commission by refusing to accept the tyrant’s […] The post Ninoy’s letter to Noynoy appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

‘Congress to extend Bangsamoro transition’

Congress is expected to extend the term of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority for three years, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao chief minister Ahod Ebrahim assured his constituents......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Justices vowed SC cases filed after April 5 to be resolved within 24 months

Supreme Court magistrates have agreed that cases that reached the tribunal after April 5 would be resolved within two years, Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

US pharmacist jailed for 3 years after tampering with COVID jabs

Washington---A US pharmacist has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to tampering with hundreds of Moderna coronavirus vaccines, the Justice Department said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

DSWD chief signs anti-corruption manifesto

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista led the rest of the department’s leaders in signing the Anti-Corruption Manifesto of the Philippine Anti-Corruption Commission under Project Kasangga: Tokhang Laban sa Korapsiyon.?The signing of the manifesto was held last May 27......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

SC aspirants asked to weigh in on historic quo warranto petition vs Sereno

Three years since the historic vote of the Supreme Court to oust a sitting chief justice through a quo warranto petition, questions on whether the landmark ruling should be revisited cropped up in screening of applicants for the tribunal Bench......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

DU30 as VP: It does not violate Charter

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo on Thursday insisted that President Rodrigo Duterte can run for vice president in the upcoming elections. “The Constitution says under Article 7, Section 4 that the president has a term of six years and is not eligible for reelection. The President shall not be eligible for any re-election,” […] The post DU30 as VP: It does not violate Charter appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021