Politics

FOI Practice Report of Ateneo Policy Center:
A Transparent Age of Infrastructure?

FOI Practice Report from the Ateneo Policy Center (APC) I. Organizational Profile Established in 1996, the Ateneo School of Government boasts 20 years of experience in delivering leading-edge policy research and in promoting good-governance reforms. The School’s programs have made significant contributions in advancing discussion for policy reforms and innovative solutions that strengthen key democratic […]

Usapang Bigas: FOI Practice on Availability,
Price Stability, and Importation of Rice

I. Organizational ProfileThe Right to Know, Right Now! (R2KRN) Coalition has been a staunch advocate for the passage of the FOI Law since it was convened in 2002, initially as the Access to Information Network (ATIN), before expanding into R2KRN in 2009. It is the main civil-society network that engages both the executive and legislative […]

FOI Practice Report of Action for
Economic Reforms: Is TRAIN on Track?

FOI Practice of the Action for Economic Reforms on the Implementation of the TRAIN Law’s Social Mitigating MeasuresI. Organizational ProfileAction for Economic Reforms (AER) is a public-interest organization that conducts policy analysis and advocacy on key macroeconomic and governance issues. Access to relevant and timely data that can be easily managed and used for analysis […]

Bantay Kita FOI Practice Report:
MOAs between IPs and mining firms

Requests for Memorandum of Agreement (MOAs) between IP Organizations and the 13 large-scale metallic mines that participated in the Fourth PH EITI Report for 2016I. Organizational ProfileBantay Kita (BK) is a national coalition with 84 members, and 70 network affiliates. Established in 2009 and formally registered in 2013, the Coalition advocates for transparency and accountability […]

The State of Philippine Media

Relentless Attacks and Threats
Online, On Ground, Across the Nation

THE NATION marks today, November 23, the ninth anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre — the deadliest single-day election-related violence and attack on press freedom in Philippine history. The massacre claimed 58 lives, including that of 32 journalists and media workers. Nine years hence, the trial of the Ampatuan clan of Maguindanao and their 180 co-accused […]

Case Files: The 12 Journalists Killed
Under the Duterte Administration

1. Surigao broadcaster first killed under Duterte administrationJUST two weeks after President Rodrigo R. Duterte assumed office on June 30, 2016, newly-elected Surigao provincial board member and broadcaster Apolinario Suan Jr. became the first journalist to be murdered under his administration.Suan, a radio anchor at Real FM station in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, was […]

The Ruins of Marawi

Exceedingly slow rehab work leaves
Meranaws restless ‘people of the tents’

MARAWI CITY — As early as September last year – while battles were still going on here — the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur and the Marawi City government had submitted a Joint Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Peacebuilding Plan not only for the country’s only Islamic city, but also for the affected towns in Lanao […]

The ruins of Marawi

A year after ‘liberation’,
Meranaws await rehabilitation

Click to view: MarawiLiberated, 17oct18MARAWI CITY – The groundbreaking for the government’s ambitious rehabilitation of this city was supposed to take place today, the first anniversary of Marawi’s “liberation” from the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group that had laid siege on it last year. Last October 14, however, Falconi Millar, head of the Task Force Bangon […]

In pictures: Anyare, Marawi?

EXACTLY A YEAR AGO today, President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared the “liberation” of the Islamic City of Marawi City from the clutches of Islamist militants.But before that happened, in five months starting May 2017, soldiers and policemen carpet-bombed and reduced Marawi to a massive wasteland.Twelve months had lapsed since Duterte declared Marawi “liberated” on Oct. […]

The rights of our children

ALL CITIZENS, but most especially our children, are vested with inalienable rights under the Constitution and the laws of the land.The nation marks this week the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos, even as martial law lingers in the southern island of Mindanao under President Rodrigo […]

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