i, The Investigative Reporting Magazine, the information and issues magazine that showcases the best works of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. It has sections on politics, the media, women, the environment and information technology. It also includes guides to journalists who wish to follow the paper trail in pursuing stories. P400 (four issues a year)
Interested in getting a subscription?
Click here to subscribe
Foreign rates (postage inclusive)
Middle East, Australia, New Zealand—$24
United States, Canada, Europe—$26
South America, Africa—$27
Patrimony: Six Case Studies on Local Politics and the Environment in the Philippines, by Sheila S. Coronel, editor (1996)—Examines the link between local politics and the environment, probing how democratization and devolution have affected the way resources are managed at the local level. Looks at the structures of local power and explains how those who hold local office use their power to exploit, and in some cases protect, natural resources. P250/US$10
Power from the Forest: The Politics of Logging, by Marites Dañguilan-Vitug (1993)—Tells the tragic story of the Philippine forests, the people who continue to plunder them and those who are trying to protect them. P150/US$6 (newsprint)
Saving the Earth: The Philippine Experience, 4th ed. (1997)—A compilation of 18 investigative reports on the environment based on previously published articles of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. The book documents the problems of environmental degradation and the remedial measures being taken by both government and non-government groups. P170/US$7
The Green Guide, 2nd ed. (1998)—So far the most comprehensive reference manual on the Philippine environment, this book is a mine of information, including: directories of government agencies, local and international NGOs, environment experts, resource centers; lists of endangered species; an index of Philippine laws relevant to the environment; a glossary of relevant terms. P250/US$10
Pork and other Perks: Corruption and Governance in the Philippines, by Sheila S. Coronel, editor (1998)—This book contains key examples of corruption in the Philippines, ranging from the use of pork barrel funds to the new opportunities for deal-making brought about by privatization and economic liberalization. P290/US$11.50
Boss: 5 Case Studies of Local Politics in the Philippines, by Jose F. Lacaba, editor (1995)—Looks at five areas in the Philippines—Cavite, Surigao del Norte, Makati, Pangasinan and Sulu—and examines what is at stake in the struggle for local office. Describes the political and economic geography of these areas and explains why, despite urbanization and economic growth, local clans, warlords and politicians remain powerful. P250/US$10
BEST EXPERIENCED WITH
News for Sale: Corruption in the Philippine Media, by Rosario Florentino-Hofileña (1998)—This monograph exposes the extent—and range—of corruption in the Philippine press. But rather than damning individual cases, it examines the factors that contribute to corruption and the motives that compel politicians and businessmen to pay the press. P150/US$6
News in Distress: The Southeast Asian Media in a Time of Crisis, by Cecile C.A. Balgos, editor (1999)—A collection of papers presented at the seminar-workshop, “Improving the Flow of Information in a Time of Crisis: The Challenge to the Southeast Asian Media,” convened by the PCIJ at the Subic Freeport in October 1998. The essays, by journalists and academics, look at the problems faced by the Southeast Asian media in this era of economic contagion.
Uncovering the Beat: The Real-World Guide to Reporting on Government, by Yvonne T. Chua, editor (1997)—Everything you’ve always wanted to know about the presidency, Congress, the courts, the police, business, education, health and the environment—compiled in an easy-to-use reference book intended for journalists, researchers and citizens interested in finding how government works. P250/US$10
The Electronic Trail: Computer-assisted Research and Reporting in the Philippines, by Danilo A. Arao, Yvonne T. Chua and Alecks P. Pabico (1997)—Provides reader-friendly guides to the use of computers for research and reporting—explained in non-technical language in a manual specially designed for reporters and researchers interested in using spreadsheets, databases, electronic libraries and the Internet for their work. Comes with The Reporter’s Notebook, a special note-keeping software for reporters and researchers. P350/US$13.50
turn to next page
Copyright © 1998 All rights reserved.
PHILIPPINE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
ALECKS P. PABICO