Archive for the ‘Access to Information’ Category

Congress' power of the purse lost in appropriation By Julius D. Mariveles and Fernando R. Cabigao [caption id="attachment_17097" align="aligncenter" width="500"] GRAPHICS BY CONG B. CORRALES[/caption] ALL SOULS' Day is still a week away but civil...

Or why should we care if the term "savings" is redefined IF THE word “savings” will be redefined once the General Appropriations Bill for 2015 passes, of what significance would it be for Juan and Juana Dela Cruz? Should we - you and me -...

Reporters Without Borders condemns new cases of censorship and self-censorship AS THE Occupy Central movement continues its pro-democracy demonstrations, local and foreign media whose coverage angers the government are suffering consequences. Hong Kong...

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. A reporter for several local newspapers, Taing Try was shot...

TRUE, FALSE, or somewhere in between? [caption id="attachment_16876" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PRESIDENT AQUINO, right, with Vice President Binay | PCOO Photo[/caption] Tuwid na Daan, the “straight path” or bedrock promise of President...

THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a recently released global ranking report. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its "commendable performance" in publishing...

Or why we are paying P144,000 a day for imported garbage By Julius D. Mariveles TODAY, October 8, 2014, at the Port of Manila, fifty 40-foot container vans containing a smorgasbord of waste from Canada is on its 458th day of stay in the Philippines...