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President Rodrigo Duterte's FOI order improved information access, but agencies have also kept sensitive ones under wraps.

Mines that failed the Gina Lopez-led audit eventually passed a multi-stakeholder review, but the government does not want to disclose the results, citing executive privilege.

The Ampatuans and their associates had 597 bank accounts, 500 hectares of real property assets, 130 motor vehicles, 420 firearms, and a private army many hundreds strong. Their scions now stand accused in the murder of 58 persons, including 32 journalists and media workers, in the Ampatuan Massacre of Nov. 23, 2009.

Records of the Land Transportation Office show that the Ampatuans could have as many as 121 various vehicles, including at least 53 top-of-line luxury rides that are the latest of their kind. The clan's fleet is sure to mock even those of the wealthiest tycoons.