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Yvonne T. Chua
Yvonne T. Chua
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Pandemic increases trust in news among Filipinos — Digital News Report 2021
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 23, 2021 - 8:35am
The pandemic has also hiked concern over online misinformation, especially from the government and politicians.
Global study ranks Philippines 15th largest exporter of illegal capital
by Yvonne T. Chua - December 16, 2014 - 9:51am
The Philippines and three other ASEAN members count among the top 20 developing countries in the world identified as the biggest exporters of illicit capital over the last decade, according to a global report. ...
DepEd rolls out calamity-resilient classrooms
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 1, 2014 - 11:00am
The more than 30,000 classrooms the national government is building this school year will look hardly any different from those constructed in recent years, especially to the untrained eye.
The President’s gravy train
by Yvonne T. Chua - September 12, 2005 - 12:00am
How generous is President Arroyo to certain members of Congress? Generous enough these days to do the unthinkable, even if it is a no-no in government: Issue postdated checks to support the pet projects of favored...
Arroyo tape scandal centered on Lanao del Sur vote — PCIJ
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 21, 2005 - 12:00am
Of the 10 recorded conversations supposedly between President Arroyo and Elections Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano recorded from May 28 to June 2, 2004, three of these were said to be calls from the President showing...
Health politics demoralizes doctors
by Yvonne T. Chua - May 4, 2005 - 12:00am
(Conclusion) When barrio doctor Richard Lariosa arrived in Tagapul-an, Samar in 2002, he was surprised to learn that medicines for the town were being kept at the mayor’s office. "When you gave a prescription...
Local execs spend on roads, not health
by Yvonne T. Chua - May 3, 2005 - 12:00am
(Second of a series) Allan Evangelista of Quezon City signed up with the Doctors to the Barrio program last year despite suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy, an incurable disease of the heart muscle that actor...
Legislators feed on pork
by Yvonne T. Chua - September 7, 2004 - 12:00am
(Conclusion) In theory and in law, the legislators’ role in pork barrel allocations remains limited to "consultation" to enable them to recommend priority projects. In practice, however, they have the final...
PCIJ: ‘Pork’ a political, not developmental, tool
by Yvonne T. Chua - September 6, 2004 - 12:00am
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (First of two parts) In 2001, 108 congressmen gave P162 million of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) — considered as the "main" pork-barrel...
Even non-betting youths see nothing wrong with gambling
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 15, 2004 - 12:00am
(Conclusion) As officials of private high schools and colleges across Metro Manila grapple with the growing problem of sports gambling among their students, one mother has tried to take comfort in the fact that...
High-stakes gambling invades private schools
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 14, 2004 - 12:00am
(First of two parts) Fifteen-year-old Robert is every mother’s ideal son. He is responsible, obedient, kind, and generally well-behaved — traits that did not escape his classmates who chose him as class...
High-stakes gambling invades private schools
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 14, 2004 - 12:00am
(First of two parts) Fifteen-year-old Robert is every mother’s ideal son. He is responsible, obedient, kind, and generally well-behaved — traits that did not escape his classmates who chose him as class...
Fat salaries, big allowances and other perks of lawmaking
by Yvonne T. Chua - March 25, 2004 - 12:00am
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (Conclusion) It literally pays to be a congressman. A first-term legislator found this out just hours before the 12th Congress formally opened on July 23, 2001, when...
No liquidations for lawmakers’ expenses
by Yvonne T. Chua - March 24, 2004 - 12:00am
(Third of a series) Apparently to go around the liquidation and taxation requirements, the House avoids classifying MOE as "cash advances" or "allowances," even if this is the way members of...
An expensive — and unaccountable — legislature
by Yvonne T. Chua - March 23, 2004 - 12:00am
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (Second of a series) In 2002, Filipino taxpayers spent P939,472.47 every month on each senator and P429,601.79 on each congressman, based on published reports.
More textbooks, but DepEd problems remain
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 11, 2003 - 12:00am
( Conclusion ) Publishers themselves say that textbook-title evaluation is now more objective. At present, the DepEd uses numerical ratings, recruit evaluators from the private sector (they accounted for a third...
More textbooks, but problems remain
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 10, 2003 - 12:00am
( Second of a series ) Just as classes were ending last March, the Payatas-A Elementary School in Quezon City found itself being asked to accept a delivery of 750 boxes of textbooks. Marivic Panganiban, a principal...
Cleanup at top but corruption remains
by Yvonne T. Chua - June 9, 2003 - 12:00am
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (First of two parts) In 2001, the school board of Quezon City bought 57,100 copies of Resty Umali’s Tayo’y Mag-awitan sa Koro. The cost: P4.1 million, at...
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