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By Rowena F. Caronan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism LOCAL POLITICAL families, not political parties, are important to national politicians as they mobilize electoral support, says political scientist Julio C. Teehankee. National...

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism PCIJ's Wealth Check Reports on the Candidates for President: * JEJOMAR BINAY, United Nationalist Alliance * MIRIAM DEFENSOR-SANTIAGO, People's Reform Party * RODRIGO DUTERTE, PDP-Laban * GRACE...

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism IN HIS latest SALN for the year 2015, presidential frontrunner and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte declared a net worth for 2015 of only P23,514,569.93, or a slight P1.54-million increase in...

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MANUEL 'MAR' ROXAS II, scion of the old-rich Araneta and Roxas clans, is the wealthiest of the five candidates for president, according to the 14 annual SALN filings he had submitted. A...

By Vino Lucero THREE OF THE SIX candidates for vice president have released copies of their respective Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) for 2015 within 24 hours upon receipt of PCIJ's request. The three – Senator Francis...

By Jake Crisologo THEY WISH to lead the nation but refuse to comply even with the most basic rules: Report to the Commission on Elections how much money they raised and spent in their campaign for public office, one month after election day. In fact,...

By Vino Lucero AMONG THE 802 unopposed candidates for the 2016 elections, a few stood out not just because their surnames sounded familiar, but also because of the frequency in which these kept popping up. Four surnames – Ampatuan, Ecleo,...