Political Science Professor Bing Baltazar Brillo of the Department of Social Sciences (DSS) was awarded the 2012 Metro Manila Commission Professorial Chair Award for his scholarly output entitled,  “Bureaucracy-Legislature Dynamics under the Intervention of a Multilateral Institution: The Policymaking of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA)”. The awardee conducted his professorial chair lecture at the Department of Social Sciences on February 4, 2013 with the attendance of faculty members and political science students. Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Dean of the Graduate School, also graced the lecture.
Prof Brillo’s lecture revolved around how the AMLA was enacted and amended. The legislation of the anti-money laundering law in the Philippines is about the dynamics between the bureaucracy and the legislature on the domestic arena, and a multilateral institution intervening from the outside. Before the involvement of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization, the bureaucracy and the legislature were uncommitted actors.