Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

By Vino Lucero THE IDEAL situation in any election is that two or more candidates fight for a seat, and they earn the votes through the merit of their platform, their track record, and their stand on issues. In many areas in next Monday's balloting,...

By Malou Mangahas SO HOW MUCH is he really worth? According to his 2015 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth or SALN, presidential frontrunner and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has a net worth for 2015 of only P23,514,569.93, or a...

By the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism VOTERS KEEN in assessing the fitness for office of the five candidates for President in the upcoming elections may want to look at the presidentiables’ political pedigree and blood relations....

By Davinci Maru, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THEY MAY be fewer and weaker but their right to vote is just as important as that all voters share. Their sorry situation is a context for the May 2016 elections. In large measure,...

ALMOST LIKE A PLAGUE, the political ads of four candidates for president, five for vice president, and two dozen other candidates for senator and local posts have started to assault our TV screens starting March 2015, or 14 months ahead of the May 9, 2016...

By the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TWO COMPANIES have done what they shouldn't and couldn't have. First, they separately paid for political ads for and against two candidates in the May 2016 elections. They should not have done...

By Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Last of Three Parts CAN we trust them with the public purse? At the rate they are splurging billions of pesos on political ads, with nothing or little to show in their asset...