Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

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 the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism VOTERS KEEN in assessing the fitness for office of the five candidates for President in the upcoming elections may want to look at the presidentiables’ political pedigree and blood relations....

By Vino Lucero IN A tightly contested election, every vote matters, and even a vote-poor province could mean success or defeat for a national candidate. But that momentary attention may not mean a boost to the province’s revenues after the polls....

By Vino Lucero IN ORDER TO WIN ELECTIONS, national candidates need to court and earn votes in bulk. A candidate can do so by asking for endorsement from formation leaders and sectoral representatives, and even from celebrities and matinee...

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...