Archive for the ‘Local Government’ Category

VICE PRESIDENT Jejomar C. Binay has launched his march to the presidency, with 17 months yet to go before the May 2016 elections. The wannabe-president has, in fact, taken the first step that six former presidents had all done to push their ride to power...

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...

From the PCIJ Files: VICE-PRESIDENT JEJOMAR C. BINAY IN THIS series, we will share with you PCIJ's databases on the wealth, campaign contributions and spending, and social network of elected government officials of the...

By Cong B. Corrales THE STORM surges and strong winds have long been gone but people in areas hardest hit by super typhoon Haiyan last year still continue to rebuild their shattered lives. And women are finding it more difficult than men, burdened...

By Julius D. Mariveles LOCAL GOVERNMENT officials in Negros Occidental who were the first to issue a statement of support for President Benigno S. Aquino III over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) are now bucking calls for a...

Says he's open to an investigation BAYAN MUNA Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares said he keeps an open mind about an investigation amid reports that he earmarked P25 million worth of projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). At...

THE PHILIPPINE Center for Investigative Journalism has always had a fixation with the issue of campaign finance - the relationships between political candidates and their donors or contributors, and how these relationships help define the behavior of...