October 1, 2013 · Posted in: General
WHILE THE OMNIBUS ELECTION CODE spells out which sectors are barred from making campaign donations, some have found ways to skirt the ban.
In the second of the PCIJ’s three-part series on “Money Politics and the May 2013 Elections,” we look into how both opposition and administration parties and candidates benefited from donations from owners or controlling shareholders of companies banned from donating.
The second part also relates how candidates and donors have justified these donations – that they were made in good faith, that there were no strings attached, and that they were made in the private capacity of the officers of these companies.
Read the second installment of the PCIJ series: