Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

Congress' power of the purse lost in appropriation By Julius D. Mariveles and Fernando R. Cabigao [caption id="attachment_17097" align="aligncenter" width="500"] GRAPHICS BY CONG B. CORRALES[/caption] ALL SOULS' Day is still a week away but civil...

TRUE, FALSE, or somewhere in between? [caption id="attachment_16876" align="aligncenter" width="500"] PRESIDENT AQUINO, right, with Vice President Binay | PCOO Photo[/caption] Tuwid na Daan, the “straight path” or bedrock promise of President...

READY, SET, RUN! About 16,000 runners in Manila and 14,000 more runners across the nation will take to the road a common clamor: Pass the People's Freedom of Information (FOI) Act now! The Tanglaw Run for FOI starts at 5 am today, Oct. 4, at the...

CEBU CITY -- Going back to the basic tenets of good reporting, abiding by ethical standards, maintaining independence, and working hard are essential in upholding press freedom and serving the community. These were the insights shared by a panel of...

DESPITE big and grave allegations of kickbacks he supposedly pocketed from contracts awarded by Makati City where he served as mayor until Vice President Jejomar C. Binay remains the candidate to beat in the May 2016 presidential elections. Or at least...

HALF THE WORLD or nearly six billion people will have Internet access in the next three years. Two years hence by 2019, up to 7.8 billion people would be online. Yet still, that is just half the story. Up to 80 percent of the citizens of the 48 poorest...

Civil society, development experts weigh in on prospects for the people of Mindanao, after winning the peace By Julius D. Mariveles It is the region that exports gold and caviar. It is also here where the lives of some people are like those in the...