Archive for the ‘Money Politics’ Category

By Karol Ilagan CITATION. PCIJ Executive Director Malou Mangahas (second from left) with Philippine Statistics Authority's National Statistician. Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia, and Dr. Johannes P/ Jutting,...

"IT IS a worldwide trend. From Turkey and Russia to China and India, new media empires are emerging, usually with governmental blessing. Their owners comply with capitalist laws of supply and demand and the need for technological development. But, at...

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 The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism PCIJ's Wealth Check Reports on the Candidates for President: * JEJOMAR BINAY, United Nationalist Alliance * MIRIAM DEFENSOR-SANTIAGO, People's Reform Party * RODRIGO DUTERTE, PDP-Laban * GRACE...

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism JEJOMAR 'JOJO' BINAY marked his Year 1 in public office as OIC (officer-in-charge) mayor of the country’s premier financial district, Makati City, in 1989 with a net worth of only P2.9...

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MIRIAM DEFENSOR-SANTIAGO's first SALN on record with PCIJ was filed for the year 1994. In it she declared a net worth of P48 million. Nearly two decades later, in 2014, she enrolled a net...