Archive for the ‘Investigative Reports’ Category

A LITTLE MORE than two years ago, Palace officials gave birth to what they would later claim to be a new economic stimulus plan to boost economic growth. As is often the case in government, this plan was given a technical- and complex-sounding name...

MORE THAN an act of contrition or an apology, a simple act of transparency and a firm gesture of accountability on how the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds were disbursed is what the Department of Budget and Management owes the Filipino...

HE WAS SWEPT into power by an overwhelming populist vote, yet Joseph Ejercito Estrada, the 13th President of the Republic, proved to be much more than just any ordinary citizen. Beginning July 2000, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism...

By Ed Lingao IN ALL OUR lectures, seminars, and talks, we at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) have always placed a premium on numbers: Numbers for data, statistics, charts, documents, percentages, budgets, and all those other...

CUARESMA, or Holy Week is the time when Filipinos reflect on the agony of Jesus Christ. It is also the time when the mamumugon – the workers in the vast haciendasor plantations of Negros Occidental – slip into a suspended state between life and...

JOURNALISTS write not for themselves (at least we hope not) but for the communities they serve. This is why journalists dig, probe, and ask uncomfortable questions - to unearth stories that are imbued with the public interest. For the same reason,...

"DEVELOPMENT" without access to information and independent media is "an absurdity." If it is serious about its new sustainable development agenda for the world, the United Nations (UN) must protect and promote access to information, independent media,...