Malou Mangahas
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Duterte’s secret SALN: The lie of his FOI
by Malou Mangahas - December 11, 2019 - 3:22pm
To this day, eight months after the April 30 deadline for the filing of his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN), Duterte has not released a copy of his SALN for 2018.
P2.4-B pre-campaign ads: Bong Go, Marcos, Roxas, Roque top spenders
by Malou Mangahas - February 13, 2019 - 8:37pm
While politics may divide them, money, apparent access to state funds and donations from private pockets and public coffers that could have funded their pol ads, seem to unite senatorial candidates with the biggest...
Marawi rehabilitation: A patchwork of sketchy plans, loose rules, uncertain funding
by Malou Mangahas - May 22, 2018 - 1:02pm
The siege of the Islamic City of Marawi marks its first anniversary on May 23 but its vaunted multi-billion peso rehabilitation and reconstruction program remains a patchwork of disconnected promises mired in multiple...
Drug war's revert to PDEA: Retreat, without real plan
by Malou Mangahas - November 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
President Rodrigo Duterte's "memorandum" naming PDEA as the sole agency for the drug war isn't among the official issuances he may pass under the executive's "ordinance powers."
SALN to impeach CJ but Palace conceals Cabinet wealth details
by Malou Mangahas - September 22, 2017 - 10:41am
Cabinet members of the Duterte administration and data-privacy officers in state agencies seem to want to keep under lock and key the most important details of their wealth.
De Lima's failure, Aguirre's conflict: Fits, starts, new hope for DDS probe?
by Malou Mangahas - March 6, 2017 - 7:28am
In the series of failed investigations into the Davao Death Squad, those who failed their mandates to ferret out the truth and do justice to those who were killed include two justice secretaries at opposite ends...
SC vs solgen on Napoles case: Luy 'deprived of liberty'
by Malou Mangahas - February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
(PCIJ) The solicitor general's manifestation digresses from how the Supreme Court that Calida says he is the 16th member of has evaluated and ruled on precisely the same case.
Lawyers, Duterte, Napoles: What gives?
by Malou Mangahas - February 15, 2017 - 12:40pm
(PCIJ) Aside from being colleagues in the legal profession, Solicitor General Jose Calida and the lawyers of Janet Lim Napoles have one other important thing in common: They are supporters of President Rodrigo ...
Duterte's SolGen moves to acquit Napoles in illegal detention of Luy
by Malou Mangahas - February 15, 2017 - 11:05am
(PCIJ) The Senate is holding a hearing on yet another corruption case this week, but there may be a reversal of fortune of sorts for previous Senate "visitor" and so-called "pork-barrel queen" Janet Lim Napoles—courtesy...
SC rules on DDS case: PNP can search quarry for bodies
by Malou Mangahas - September 24, 2016 - 12:35pm
Two years ago, the existence of the Davao Death Squad was enrolled and confirmed in the dockets of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Poe’s 2015 SALN: P89-M net worth, P125-M assets, P36-M liabilities
by Malou Mangahas - May 4, 2016 - 12:42am
Sen. Grace Poe released Wednesday morning, May 4, a copy of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for 2015 in which she declared a net worth of P89,118,760.02, a slight decrease from the P89.46...
Duterte lists P14.8M cash in bank, tops rival bets in wealth growth
by Malou Mangahas - May 3, 2016 - 10:59pm
According to his 2015 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth or SALN, presidential front-runner and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has a net worth for 2015 of only P23,514,569.93,...
Net worth vs P6.7-B pol ads bill: Top bets in debt, deficit spending?
by Malou Mangahas - March 9, 2016 - 3:08am
Can we trust them with the public purse?
Pre-campaign ads at P6.7B: Bribery, tax evasion, impunity?
by Malou Mangahas - March 7, 2016 - 1:28am
To the last, they sing the same song: They hate corruption. They love the poor. They mean well. They are true. They are good. They are pure. 
P1.3-B campaign ads aired, booked in 60 days
by Malou Mangahas - April 26, 2013 - 11:23am
As of last April 10, P1,320,116,506.81 worth of political ads had already been aired, published, and booked for by 21 of the 33 senatorial candidates, and 20 political parties and party-list groups.
In banks we trust? So did Ampatuans (Maguindanao Massacre)
by Malou Mangahas - November 24, 2011 - 11:25am
UNLESS the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) moves faster than usual, the clan implicated in the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre might soon retake control of what by all accounts is a scandalously vast estate...
Broken police, broken legal system broke hostage-taker?
by Malou Mangahas - October 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Yet in his affidavit to answer the disbarment case that Mendoza later filed against him for the invalid certificate of non-forum shopping, Guinto said that the Ombudsman’s case against Mendoza “was a...
Broken police, broken legal system broke hostage-taker?
by Malou Mangahas - October 17, 2010 - 12:00am
It all started late night of April 9, 2008 when Christian Kalaw was arrested by the police for alleged illegal parking and driving without license in Manila.
Unpublished IIRC report scores trio: From Day 1, P-Noy wanted to save Lim, Puno, Verzosa
by Malou Mangahas - October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
On the day he received the 82-page report of the incident investigation and review committee (IIRC) about the Rizal Park hostage-taking incident – and without even a full reading of its contents – President...
Working for gov't irrational and unrealistic
by Malou Mangahas - April 27, 2008 - 12:00am
Low and iniquitous – by all accounts that is how government pays its workers. It remains a mystery to David, the CSC’s former chairman, why a bounty of political allies and friends had signed up with...
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