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“The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the...

THE UNITED NATIONS will lead the global observance of International Anti-Corruption Day on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Its theme highlights a global clamor -- Break the Corruption Chain! In the Philippines, the Office of the Ombudsman, in partnership with...

TODAY starts a week-long job-application and registration process for those who aspire to lead the nation. The applicants have only until Friday, Oct. 16, to file their certificates of candidacy with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In all,...

THE PHILIPPINES scored 64, on a scale of 0 to 100, for transparency of eight budget documents in the latest Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2015, a report on 102 countries in the world. This piece of good news comes, however, with findings of weakness in...

TAKING ON corruption is never easy. After two years of investigation by nearly three dozen lawyers of the Office of the Ombudsman reviewing thousands of documents, the corruption cases involving the use of pork-barrel funds against an incredible tally of...

SO WHAT if pork money or earmarks for legislators line the budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)? Who gets how much, and how? Why, in the first place, do legislators have to course their pork monies to TESDA for...

THEY ARE supposed to be top-rate technical vocational institutions (TVIs), which is why they bagged millions of pesos from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Or actually, from the pork-barrel funds of some legislators...