Archive for the ‘Local Government’ Category

By Rowena F. Caronan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism LOCAL POLITICAL families, not political parties, are important to national politicians as they mobilize electoral support, says political scientist Julio C. Teehankee. National...

By Rowena F. Caronan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THROUGHOUT THE 24 years of elections in the Philippines’s 20 provinces with the most number of registered voters, family names on the ballots seem to keep repeating themselves,...

By Jake Crisologo THEY WISH to lead the nation but refuse to comply even with the most basic rules: Report to the Commission on Elections how much money they raised and spent in their campaign for public office, one month after election day. In fact,...

AS THINGS stand, it looks like the ruling coalition led by the Liberal Party (LP) of President Benigno S. Aquino III has more members implicated in the pork-barrel scandal than parties belonging to the opposition. Of the 114 legislators who were...

UNDERNOURISHED children, overnourished adults -- that is “the double burden of malnutrition” that afflicts the Philippines. A paradox, indeed, in a highly agricultural economy, which should be producing food in abundance. To this day, however, many...

IT’S ALL SYSTEMS go for the launch on Monday, July 13, of Data Journalism PH 2015, a project of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) and the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF), with support from the World Bank-Philippines. The event...

TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS after the Philippine government launched agrarian reform in 1988 as its paramount social justice program, a significant majority of Filipino farmers have yet to own the land that they have been tilling for ages. Innumerable problems,...