The ANC Brief: Conviction on money laundering

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Posted at Jan 10 2019 11:13 PM

The first conviction on the Bangladesh Bank cyber heist. And a new law could change the way we work. Here are the stories ANC will be covering today:

Money laundering

Former RCBC branch manager Maia Deguito was found guilty of money laundering in connection with the $81-million Bangladesh Bank cyber heist. It is the first conviction in the case. Will there be more? Bangladesh Ambassador in the Philippines Asad Alam Siam urged Manila to speed up the cases against the other accused.

Working from home

President Duterte signed a law that would allow employees to work from home. Will this affect productivity in the workplace and the economy in general? One of the aims of the law is to address traffic. Will we see a reduction of losses in the economy due to traffic with the new law?

Missile envy

The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative said new satellite imagery revealed Chinese fishing vessels in the Spratlys which the Philippines is claiming. Beijing also boasted about deploying intercontinental ballistic missiles in the area. This after a U.S. missile destroyer sailed close to the Paracel islands which is being claimed by China.

Floundering

Judging from the last Pulse Asia survey, senatorial candidates of the opposition are floundering and are facing an uphill battle in the midterm polls. Ana Tabunda of Pulse Asia will be guest on Early Edition to talk about the results. The Comelec will hold a 10 a.m. press conference on the start of the election period. Please assess for live airing. 

Manila Bay inspection

The DENR is set to conduct an inspection of the sewerage system in Manila Bay at 8 a.m. This is part of President Duterte directive to clean up the bay. ANC will monitor developments in this story.