THEY WISH to lead the nation but refuse to comply even with the most basic rules: Report to the Commission on Elections how much money they raised and spent in their campaign for public office, one month after election day. In fact, they have mocked the rules not just once but twice, and for some, […]
AMONG THE 802 unopposed candidates for the 2016 elections, a few stood out not just because their surnames sounded familiar, but also because of the frequency in which these kept popping up. Four surnames – Ampatuan, Ecleo, Midtimbang, and Sinsuat – came up five or more times on the Commission on Elections’ list of unopposed […]
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 slight P1.54-million increase in his declared net worth in 2014. Duterte’s “cash on hand/in bank”, […]
CITIES ARE where all kinds of opportunities can be found – and, unsurprisingly, where a lot of voters in this country happen to be. As of records from the 2013 elections, the top 50 vote-rich cities across the Philippines have as much as 13.9 million of the nation’s voters. That is about one fourth of […]
IN A tightly contested election, every vote matters, and even a vote-poor province could mean success or defeat for a national candidate. But that momentary attention may not mean a boost to the province’s revenues after the polls. In fact, among the consistent placers in the list of 20 provinces with the least number of […]
IN ORDER TO WIN ELECTIONS, national candidates need to court and earn votes in bulk. A candidate can do so by asking for endorsement from formation leaders and sectoral representatives, and even from celebrities and matinee idols. Or he or she can opt to do a more personal approach and hie off to vote-rich provinces, […]
The PCIJ is now accepting applications for its 2013 Summer Internship Program.
The program is open to Filipino college students. Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Social Sciences, and Economics majors are welcome to apply. PCIJ interns should be able to commit to a minimum of 200 hours for the summer.
Applications will be accepted until first week of April. The Program will commence 3rd week of April.
The PCIJ recently produced two new books and a two-volume documentaies on media killngs in the Philippines, with support from its donors and partners.
The first book, The Philippines 2011-Asian Media Barmeter, was published by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. PCIJ Executive Director Malou Mangahas served as rapporteur and PCIJ Research Director Karol Anne Ilagan as researcher of the report on the state of media, freedom of expressions, and professional standards and practices in the Philippines.
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), together with its partners in the Pera at Pulitika (PAP) 2010 Consortium, has launched a two-book volume on the campaign spending of candidates for president, how some journalists cut and cornered favors from some candidates, and the receipted and non-receipted media expenses that the candidates incurred in the May 2010 elections.
Veteran journalist Ed Lingao, Multimedia Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) won the 2010 Marshall Mcluhan Fellowship award from the Embassy of Canada, for his outstanding reportage on human rights, governance and election reforms, as well as for breaking new ground in the practice of multimedia journalism.
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