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THE UNITED NATIONS will lead the global observance of International Anti-Corruption Day on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Its theme highlights a global clamor -- Break the Corruption Chain! In the Philippines, the Office of the Ombudsman, in partnership with...

TODAY starts a week-long job-application and registration process for those who aspire to lead the nation. The applicants have only until Friday, Oct. 16, to file their certificates of candidacy with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In all,...

HEIDI MENDOZA of the Philippines's Commission on Audit has been nominated to a senior position in the United Nations. In a press advisory released from New York Oct. 5, the UN said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, "following consultations with Chairs...

THE MILITARY in Thailand arrested on Sunday a prominent reporter and columnist of The Nation newspaper daily for "attitude adjustment." In a statement, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) called for immediate release of Pravit Rojanaphruk, who has...

THE PHILIPPINES scored 64, on a scale of 0 to 100, for transparency of eight budget documents in the latest Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2015, a report on 102 countries in the world. This piece of good news comes, however, with findings of weakness in...

TAKING ON corruption is never easy. After two years of investigation by nearly three dozen lawyers of the Office of the Ombudsman reviewing thousands of documents, the corruption cases involving the use of pork-barrel funds against an incredible tally of...

By Davinci S. Maru HUNDREDS of mourners marched on Wednesday afternoon from Manila’s Sampaloc district to Mendiola in Malacañang to bid goodbye to loved one. The bereaved, clad in traditional black shirts, walked in paces behind a simple brown...