Archive for the ‘Access to Information’ Category

A LITTLE MORE than two years ago, Palace officials gave birth to what they would later claim to be a new economic stimulus plan to boost economic growth. As is often the case in government, this plan was given a technical- and complex-sounding name...

by Julius D. Mariveles THE WORLD is already eating way beyond its means, yet those who produce the food barely have enough to eat. This dual layer of ironies was highlighted during the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture in Manila...

PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III lashed out at the Supreme Court Monday night by questioning the High Tribunal's ruling on his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), saying that if DAP is illegal, then the Court itself had been guilty of the same...

THE VARIOUS controversies facing his administration have triggered a significant drop in the approval and trust ratings of President Benigno S. Aquino III between March and June 2014, according to the latest Ulat ng Bayan national survey of the creditable...

FROM HARD NEWS to hard labor. Regional media groups have condemned what they called the "inhumane sentence" by a Burmese court of four journalists and their boss to ten years of hard labor for violating Burma's State Secrets Act. On Thursday,...

THERE ARE those who say that Freedom of Information (FOI) is not a "sexy" topic, and that many people would rather talk about issues of food and shelter than issues about information. Not so, say veteran and award-winning photojournalists who have...

They came, they had fun, they had selfies. Over the weekend, however, concerned members of the country's youth came together to take a serious position that had nothing to do with having their best angles to the camera. Participants in the First...