Justice and Rule of Law

PCIJ ukol sa ‘Oust-Duterte plot’:
Maraming puntos na mali sa ulat

Pahayag ng PCIJ ukol sa “Oust-Duterte plot” na ulat ng Manila Times,  22 April 2019ANG “association matrix” at ulat ng Manila Times ukol sa mga journalist, kasama ang mga taga-PCIJ, na di-umano’y sangkot sa “oust-Duterte” plot, ay mali sa maraming dahilan: Wala ni isa mang email na natanggap ang PCIJ mula kay Ms Ellen Tordesillas ukol […]

PCIJ on ‘Oust-Duterte plot’:
Wrong report, on many counts

PCIJ Statement on The Manila Times‘s report on “Oust-Duterte plot”, 22 April 2019The Manila Times’s “association matrix” and story about a supposed “oust-Duterte plot” that include journalists with the PCIJ are wrong on many points.1.    PCIJ had absolutely not nor ever received any email from Ms. Ellen Tordesillas on the link to the so-called “narcolist video” of “Bikoy.” PCIJ has neither […]

Dutertes mix up data on 23 business
interests, posts of 16 relatives in gov’t

By Floreen Simon and Malou Mangahas   Return to the full network Information Pane Connections:   BY THE DISCLOSURES in their asset records, President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte have interests and engagements in a total of at least 23 corporate entities.A majority of these […]

Duterte, Sara, Paolo mark big spikes
in wealth, cash, while in public office

By Floreen Simon and Malou Mangahas IN THE May 2019 elections, not just two but all three children of President Rodrigo R. Duterte by estranged spouse Elizabeth A. Zimmerman are running. But unlike those of many other candidates, their clan coffers won’t be running empty. In fact, these are probably going to end up largely […]

Law firm not registered, some biz interests
not disclosed, lender gets deal to import rice

By Malou Mangahas and Floreen Simon RICH MAN, poor man, Mayor, President. Back in 15thcentury England, this was how a traditional nursery rhyme and fortune-telling game ran. Later in the United States, it became a popular counting song of children playing tag as they called out who would be “it.” In the Philippines today, it […]

Gov’t, media can’t play fast, loose
with due process and rule of law

Statement of Journalists and Media Organizations on the Duterte Administration’s List of Alleged “Narco Politicians”  WE, JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS, express grave concern about the likely breach of professional ethics and adverse legal implications of the publication and broadcast of the Duterte Administration’s list of public officials allegedly involved in the illegal-drugs trade.The list reportedly enrolls […]

Voters, winners, regions, towns, cities:
Data, stats on PH elections since 2004

WHO have run for senator and won in the last five elections since 2004?As of the May 2016 elections, how many of the registered voters actually voted, and in which provinces, towns, and cities of the country? How many are women, how many men? How big, how small, are our voters, by age group? How […]

Money and the May 2019 Elections

PCIJ Audit: Candidates on Social Media

A “PROMOTIONAL TOUCHPOINT.” That, in advertising and PR parlance, is what social media apparently looks like to candidates for senator in the May 2019 elections, and they have been using it as such even ahead of the official 90-day campaign period, which started last Tuesday.Because the use — and even abuse — of social media […]

Money and the May 2019 Elections

P2.4-B pre-campaign ads: Bong Go,
Marcos, Roxas, Roque top spenders

TO THE last, they have pledged to fight poverty and corruption, promote health and education, protect the environment, and serve the poor who make up a majority of over 60 million registered voters.Yet while politics may divide them, money, apparent access to state funds and facilities, and donations from private pockets and public coffers that […]

Money and the May 2019 Elections

Candidates, beware: Law bans
bribery, cash gifts, donations

UNDER ELECTION laws, they were not yet officially considered to be candidates, and therefore not yet incurring campaign expenditures, until after the official campaign period had started.But under anti-graft and anti-corruption laws, several candidates in the May 2019 elections may be unable to escape legal liability for incurring millions of pesos of pre-campaign ads.Indeed, incumbents, […]

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