THE PORK BARREL SCANDAL has gotten quite a lot of attention from several government institutions. On Thursday, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee resumes its probe into the scandal, while the Justice Department and the Office of the Ombudsman conduct their own investigations.

With the gush of data coming out of all the investigations into the scandal, many who are unfamiliar with the structure of government have been left wondering which agency reports to whom, and whether these institutions are working or coordinating their probes.

For today’s DATA A DAY:

TRUE OR FALSE: The Office of the Ombudsman is under the control of the Executive branch of the government.

Check out the answer to today’s question by visiting the Data A Day site, or just browse through the PCIJ’s MoneyPolitics Online website.

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