Archive for the ‘Civil Society’ Category

By Cong B. Corrales AN ONLINE petition started last year calling on Philippine government officials to ride the trains has again been making the rounds on the Internet. This, in the wake of another accident that injured dozens of commuters when a...

THE WORD "memory" traces its roots to the Latin word "memoria" and "memor," meaning "mindful" or "remembering." It is defined as the human brain's ability to "encode, sort, retain, and subsequently recall information and past experiences." The website...

A MAJORITY or 53 percent of Filipinos consider the Senate investigation into the pork barrel scam to be "not fair" because "only those not allied with the current administration are being investigated and charged." In contrast, only 30 percent of...

By Rowena F. Caronan REP. ELPIDIO F. BARZAGA JR.of Cavite’s fourth district on Monday, Aug. 11, sent a letter with multiple annexed documents in response to PCIJ's story about the congressional districts that secured the biggest sgares of funds from...

By Ed Lingao SEVERAL FAMILIES of victims of the Maguindanao Massacre are demanding the replacement of Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III as head of the Maguindanao prosecution team, saying they have lost confidence in the way Baraan has been...

Mark your calendars! Uncovering Asia: The 1st Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, a breakthrough event, will be held in Manila on Nov. 22-24, 2014. The conference will bring together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media...

PRIVATE PROSECUTORS involved in the Ampatuan massacre case are protesting a decision by the Justice Department to end the presentation of evidence in the multiple murder case, warning that this was premature and driven by political...