Archive for the ‘Freedom of Information’ Category

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,...

By Malou Mangahas SEN. GRACE POE released this morning, May 4, a copy of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) for 2015 in which she declared a net worth of P89,118,760.02, a slight decrease from the P89.46 million enrolled in her...

By Vino Lucero THE IDEAL situation in any election is that two or more candidates fight for a seat, and they earn the votes through the merit of their platform, their track record, and their stand on issues. In many areas in next Monday's balloting,...

By Malou Mangahas SO HOW MUCH is he really worth? According to his 2015 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth or SALN, presidential frontrunner and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has a net worth for 2015 of only P23,514,569.93, or a...

By Davinci S. Maru CITIES ARE where all kinds of opportunities can be found – and, unsurprisingly, where a lot of voters in this country happen to be. As of records from the 2013 elections, the top 50 vote-rich cities across the Philippines have...

By Floreen Simon and Malou Mangahas EVEN WITH just part of their campaign spending captured by Nielsen Media's monitoring of their political ads from Feb. 9 to the end of March, at least two presidential and two senatorial candidates have already...

By Davinci Maru, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THEY MAY be fewer and weaker but their right to vote is just as important as that all voters share. Their sorry situation is a context for the May 2016 elections. In large measure,...