Rodrigo R. Duterte

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

FOI, Kaya pa? Is there a future
for FOI under DU30 administration?

WE LOOK BACK to two years ago when hopes were high –- for order, for rule of law, for discipline, for transparency, for accountable governance. With the rise of the President who held sway over our legislators and even had as one of his first official issuances an executive order that operationalized accessing information held […]

ANSA-EAP FOI Practice Report:
What’s up with ‘Build, Build, Build’?

FOI Practice Report of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) in East Asia & PacificI. Organizational ProfileThe Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia & Pacific Foundation, Inc. (ANSA) is a non-stock, non-profit corporation registered under Philippine law. It provides a networking and learning facility for social accountability stakeholders and practitioners. It empowers […]

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