Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

IFJ: Philippines ‘epicenter of impunity’ By Cong B. Corrales Five is a ludicrous number. Especially  when it refers to the years since the single deadliest attack on the Fourth Estate happened, yet justice remains elusive. Five years ago, on...

SEVERAL days after the deadly encounter between members of the National Police' Special Action Force and soldiers of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, President Benigno S. Aquino III will address the nation. What will he...

THESE are the top five government agencies with unused relief funds after Typhoon Yolanda (international codename Haiyan) struck the Philippines last year. By now, the destruction wrought by the strongest typhoon ever recorded in modern Philippine...

WITHOUT A DOUBT, the Philippine government has tried to match nearly peso for peso the massive amounts of donations that foreign governments, donor agencies, corporate entities, and citizens of the world have raised for the victims of super typhoon...

EXACTLY three months after Yolanda struck central Philippines, the government launched a worldwide campaign to thank everyone who had rushed to the country's aid in the super typhoon’s aftermath. Print and TV ads, as well as billboards in nine...

DISASTER AID  in the time of super typhoons like Yolanda has fortuitously flowed richly, quickly, and from a bounty of donors without fail to assist Filipino families and communities in need. On parallel stream, public funds devoted to relief,...

By Che de los Reyes THEY WERE warned to watch out, and now they are bound to cry. According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), nearly 400 local candidates in the 2010 and 2013 elections may soon be facing charges of campaign overspending,...