Philippines Due Diligence Investigations

Due Diligence Investigation Services

Philippine Due Diligence Investigations can be time and manpower intensive for a variety of reasons, to include, but not limited to, horrendous traffic, a lower level of professionalism, a higher level of bureaucracy and occasional apathy in accessing what is supposed to be from open source, government agencies. And while “sources” may already be developed in some of the government agencies involved, they will generally not have been developed in all of them. Add to this, varied governmental records are not generally as thorough or accurate as they are in the Western World, and certainly not available electronically as many are in the West. It’s the old “shoe leather express” to, in and out of the government agencies required by our Philippines private investigators. And often times, he or she may have to cultivate someone to assist, or at least work through initial and required cultural nuances before they can get down to the matter at hand. And then sometimes our Philippines private detectives must wait and return another day for the requested results. Add to this, after reviewing those initial results, there may be something observed in those results that require us to go in a second time seeking something else that was not apparent until the first results were in hand. For these reasons alone, solid Philippines Due Diligence Investigations cannot be completed in less than 15 working days, and often times even 20 working days are required.

In spite of the aforementioned, OSI has been conducting Philippines Due Diligence Investigations for over 30 years, and is able to wade through the aforementioned blockers faster and more thoroughly than our competition, due to our long term stable of contacts, both governmental and private, developed over our past tenure from within the U.S. Embassy, and commercially thereafter.

Our Philippines Due Diligence Investigations can include varied of the following Essential Elements of Information (EEI). The more EEI that is required by a client, the more man hours involved resulting in increased fees. Therefore, it is important for a client to consider which EEI are truly required to make an informed decision based on due diligence. The less EEI involved, the lower the fees by any Philippines commercial investigations company. Philippines Due Diligence can include varied of following EEI:

Due Diligence – Individual

Integrity Assessment: Lifestyle, Character, Ethics, Business Impact, Reputation

Regulatory Agency Registration/Sanctions Search

Securities and Exchange Commission

General Credit Assessment

Business Affiliations & Associations

Assumed/Fictitious Business Name Filings

Government Identification Number Verification

Current Employment Verification

Current Residence Verification

Criminal Records

Judgment Filings

Tax and other Lien Filings

Civil Litigation

Bankruptcy / Insolvency

Due Diligence – Corporation

Business Structure Verification

Business Status Verification

Headquarters and Branch Locations Verification

Business Location Verification

Business Credit Report (If Available)

Regulatory Agency Registration/Sanctions Search

Securities and Exchange Commission

Bankruptcy / Insolvency Filings

Criminal Records

Judgment Filings

Tax and other Lien Filings

Civil Litigation

Time Lines

Turnaround time for a full Philippines due diligence investigation on a corporation that is based in Metro Manila is approximately 20 working days, longer if the target is situated in the provinces, due to the time required to pull background information out of the varied government agencies. However, we always try our best to expedite results within 15 working days. Of course, we will report back any developed derogatory information to you as soon as it is discovered. Any local provider than advises you that he can provide Due Diligence in 10 working day or less, is being less than honest or professional with you, as thorough Due Diligence here requires a strong investment in time and manpower.

It is critically important that whichever provider you select to conduct your Philippines due diligence investigations, they should be a member of a major, worldwide investigative association. Such associations include, but are not limited to, the Council of International Investigators (CII), Intellenet and the World Association of Detectives (WAD). Why? Because if after the work is completed, you, the client, would have recourse through the senior hierarchy of those worldwide associations, if there is a disagreement in either the results being as requested/purported, or questions on fees arise.

Intellectual Property Rights

OSI has investigated several thousand IPR infringers and successfully raided over 2,500 illicit manufacturers and major importer/distributors, Philippine-wide, since 1992. And their success rate hovers at just under 98% over the last 22 years, a significant accomplishment in an industry known for significant corruption.

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Commercial Investigations

While OSI's three senior managers have many years of investigative experience throughout Europe, the Americas and other areas within S.E. Asia, they have over 70+ years of such experience and investigative contacts throughout the Philippines. And, they have established a proven and successful track record as reflected by their client list outlined on the client page of this website.

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Security Risk Management

OSI's Security Risk Management division supports the protection initiatives of major international and local corporations doing business throughout the Philippines. In-country operational regions include the major high risk areas in Mindanao, where current activities include performing in-depth security and political risk assessments, security program audits, VIP protection operations, and counter insurgency collections.

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About Us

OSI Philippines was formed in 2001 by Jeff Williams, who is Board Certified in Security Management by the American Society for Industrial Security International.

Mr. Williams has over 40 years of combined worldwide investigative and security consulting experience, with over 25 years working Philippine-wide as a Special Agent and Counterintelligence Officer with the USAF Office of Special Investigations (OSI), U.S. Embassy, Manila; and then as the Country Manager for Pinkerton Consulting Services, Philippines.

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