Archive for the ‘Freedom of Information’ Category

By Sheila S. Coronel [Reprinted article from Sheila S. Coronel's blogpage WatchDog Watcher] THIS WEEK, I moderated a discussion that followed the screening of Silenced, a new documentary that tells the stories of three whistleblowers who exposed...

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...

WHAT FOLLOWS is the full text of a letter from Atty Prima Quinsayas, legal counsel of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) on a number of issued that had been raised recently by Atty. Harry Roque, her fellow private prosecutor in the Ampatuan...

Says he's open to an investigation BAYAN MUNA Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares said he keeps an open mind about an investigation amid reports that he earmarked P25 million worth of projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). At...

By Julius D. Mariveles Dismayed witnesses, confusion over the tasks of lawyers, and questions about the commitment of the government in the prosecution of the case - these and more are some of the concerns raised by at least 44 families of the Ampatuan...