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COA scores Comelec: P2.6-B contracts had no fund cover docs
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - August 17, 2019 - 12:21pm
Good, sound procurement processes apparently do not define the Commission on Elections.
PCIJ audit: Senate candidates on social media
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - February 14, 2019 - 8:05pm
Because the use — and even abuse — of social media is practically free and unbridled, PCIJ launched this audit of how and what the candidates are posting, how often and where, and how much organic...
P2.4-B pre-campaign ads: Bong Go, Marcos, Roxas, Roque top spenders
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - 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...
Candidates, beware: Law bans bribery, cash gifts, donations
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - February 13, 2019 - 8:12pm
Incumbents, re-electionists and those recently resigned from appointive posts may still have to explain how or from where they raised money to buy truckloads of pre-campaign ads. 
Contractors: Candor from a few, thunderous silence from the rest
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - September 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
Across a 75-day period, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism made 135 phone calls and sent at least 42 letters to get the side of 21 contractors for its reports on the infrastructure projects bidded...
Flawed, fuzzy numbers in the war on drugs The government's drug war narrative so far has not only been bloody, it has also been blurry, with constantly changing concepts and terms.
Lascañas pens tell-all journal: Duterte rule 'a Divine Trap'
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - February 28, 2017 - 12:44pm
He had repeatedly denied the existence of the so-called Davao Death Squad or DDS at a Senate hearing just four months ago. Yet last week, retired Senior Police Officer 3 Arturo Bariquit Lascañas suddenly made...
Only 830 Filipinos bankrolled campaigns of 5 presidential bets
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - December 6, 2016 - 1:53pm
Of the total P2.44 billion raised for presidential candidates 83 percent or P2.02 billion came from just 105 people who each gave P5 million and above.
Photos tell 2 stories on Espinosa death: Shootout or rubout?
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - November 10, 2016 - 10:43am
(PCIJ) Two photos of the body of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. inside his cell after he was gunned down tell two versions of the incident.
FOI request on drug war data: PNP, DILG, DoJ won't open up
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - October 7, 2016 - 7:17pm
How well are agencies complying with President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order on Freedom of Information? The PCIJ documents its experience.
SC rules on DDS case: PNP can search quarry for bodies
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - 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.
PCIJ wealth check They are multimillionaires, affluent and ambitious to the last. On Monday, May 9, Filipinos will get to pick one among them to be president, and another to be vice president, of the nation.
Top bets zip it, won't talk Only three candidates responded by email and text message to letters that PCIJ sent to 23 of those running for president, vice president, and senator last week to inquire about who funded their composite...
Early birds on a binge: 15 top bets splurge P373M on ABS-CBN ads Barely a month has lapsed since the official campaign period started last February 9 but at least 15 candidates for national posts have already acquired more than a third of a billion pesos worth of ads - or P373 million...
The house’s wannabe senators: Propped by rich clans, big donors Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teodoro ‘Teddy’ Casiño ranks 283 out of 284 members of the Lower House in terms of declared net worth.
They wannabe senators again: No paupers despite break from politics They had been out of Congress for the last three years or more, but the nine former legislators who are among the 33 senatorial candidates in the upcoming elections were most probably far from turning into paupers...
New, old-new wannabe Senators, too: Family wealth, spouses’ assets boost a few newbies HOW RICH are the Binays? Vice President Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay never fails to point to his humble beginnings, but for decades now, there has been non-stop whispering that he and his family have come a long,...
The re-electionist senators: SALNs bare some, mask other details It might well be because he has had to fill out only two of them, compared to his colleagues who have already collected quite a pile.
Benchwarmers or true leaders? Women candidates a puny minority in nat’l, local races One out of four senatorial bets in today’s elections is a woman, the highest rate of female participation yet in the senatorial race in the country’s history.
P1.3-B campaign ads aired, booked in 60 days
by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - 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.
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