Archive for the ‘Local Government’ Category

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...

text and video clips by Julius D. Mariveles FORMER TAGUM MAYOR Rey Uy says the primary witness of Human Rights Watch who accused him of forming a local death squad is merely a disgruntled former employee who has been linked to several murder...

by Cong B. Corrales and Julius D. Mariveles A FORMER CITY MAYOR and member of the ruling Liberal Party allegedly placed members of a vigilante-type death squad under the city's payroll during his term in a brazen show of impunity and a reflection of...

  DOCUMENTS ARE KEY in investigating public officials and in uncovering their wealth. However, journalists should also be warned that official documents can lie, just like the officials who prepare them. Malou Mangahas, director of the...

WITH SO MUCH attention diverted to national officials such as legislators and their misuse of the pork barrel, little attention is focused on local government units, those little kingdoms governed by local executives who feel that they are under various...