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Pandemic limits Philippines' anti-corruption work
There have been no hearings at the anti-graft court since the lockdown until the end of June, and the Ombudsman's field investigations are limited
COA disallows P44-million Batangas State University land deal
The Commission on Audit says the land acquisition deal was grossly overpriced
Ex-Maguindanao budget officer sentenced to 8 years in prison for corruption
The Sandiganbayan finds the former provincial budget officer guilty of facilitating the payment of a P14-million procurement from a nonexistent pharmacy
Sandiganbayan convicts Leyte mayor of graft over illegal procurement of vehicles
Albuera, Leyte Mayor Sixto de la Victoria is sentenced to 6 years imprisonment
Perceived corruption in 2019: PH gets its lowest ranking in 7 years
Worldwide, Transparency International notes in its 2019 report that many nations 'are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption'
PH Navy launches web app to monitor procurements
An online database of the Navy's procurement projects and their progress will 'promote transparency and prevent corruption,' the Navy says
Grace Padaca found guilty of corruption, ordered to return P18M
The former Isabela governor is sentenced to 12-14 years for a conviction for malversation, and 6-10 years for a conviction for graft. It is appealable.
Ex-La Union congressman acquitted in P14.55M pork scam case
The anti-graft court says mere endorsement to the implementing agency is not enough basis for conviction. Ombudsman decries it will allow other lawmakers to escape accountability.
[OPINION | Newspoint] A never-ending cleanup
President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships
CJ Peralta backs automatic probes of corruption in judiciary
The new chief justice wants to apply the principle of 'res ipsa loquitur,' where decisions that appear irregular on its face shall be investigated without the need for a complaint
[OPINYON] Nagkaisa, pinagkaisahan, naisahan
Hindi na tayo iniisahan ng mga corrupt na pulitiko. Dahil paulit-ulit na, kawatan na sila. Pero wala tayong kadala-dala. Sanay na tayong maisahan, kaya ang tawag na sa atin ay pinagsasamantalahan.
[ANALYSIS] Just how bad was corruption during the Marcos years?
The Marcoses not only ransacked the economy, they also flaunted their loot to the world
PNP rejects Duterte gift remark: We're bound by law
'We always explain to the public that there is no need for them to give gifts as we are just doing our job and we get paid by the Filipino people through our salaries,' the Philippine National Police says in a statement
Lacson to 'test' Duterte's crackdown on corruption
Senator Panfilo Lacson says official action on his exposés on anomalies in government would show whether the President's anti-corruption vow is just 'lip service or a serious call to arms'
Gordon committee to probe corruption in DOH, PCSO
Senator Richard Gordon says his committee will look into 'conflict of interest' allegations against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and also President Rodrigo Duterte's shutdown of PCSO gaming operations
Guevarra orders 'thorough' NBI probe into Customs corruption
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra directs the National Bureau of Investigation to 'conduct a thorough investigation and case build-up on the alleged graft and corrupt practices in the Bureau of Customs'
As others improve tech vs corruption, Martires focuses on values formation
'Noong araw, walang nanganganak na walang asawa; bihira 'yun. Walang nagsasama na walang kasal. Subalit dahil sa tolerance ng ating society, puwede na.... That is the values derived from society,' says Ombudsman Samuel Martires
After Duterte's SONA rant, Ombudsman probes Customs corruption
(UPDATED) Customs officials may face preventive suspensions as the investigation progresses, says Ombudsman Samuel Martires
‘All of them will go out’: Duterte renews vow to rid Customs of corruption
'I do not want them back,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his 4th State of the Nation Address
Isko Moreno to corrupt Manila officials: One strike, you're out
Mayor-elect Isko Moreno says leading Manila is a 'one-in-a-million' opportunity he doesn't want to waste
[OPINYON] Pilipinas, anyare?
Dapat nang intindihin na ang galit natin sa kahirapan at kriminalidad ay hindi dapat ipagamit sa kanino man upang pag-awayin tayo. Sa halip, ang galit ay dapat maging dahilan ng sama-samang paghahanap ng mga solusyon.
[OPINION] Poverty and the 'trapos'
Traditional politicians take advantage of vulnerable individuals who are willing to sell their votes in order to survive
Philippines slightly improves in 2018 global corruption index
The country gets a score of 36, up from 34 in 2017. It ranks 99th out of 180 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.
Corruption in AFP modernization? 'Davao Group' involved, says Trillanes
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claims that a 'notorious and well-known' retired general acts as the 'conduit' to President Duterte
EJKs, corruption, China: How the Senate backs Duterte and allies
(UPDATED) From delaying investigations, ousting chairpersons, and clearing administration officials, the Senate has supported President Rodrigo Duterte in his two years in office
PACC promises 'big' reward money for corruption whistleblowers
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission says 'up to 25% of the total ill-gotten wealth' recovered in a case would go to the whistleblower, but it is unclear if the PACC can actually distribute such money
Inciting to sedition: Charges filed vs Trillanes over anti-Duterte speech
(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV delivered a privilege speech on October 3, 2017, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of undeclared bank transactions of P2 billion
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Faeldon to 'corrupt' politicians: Shame on you
Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon refuses to name these politicians with unreasonable requests to the Bureau of Customs but tells them to stop their corrupt ways
[Newspoint] A blackmailed existence
The public has become stuck in the old soft notion of corruption as wealth making in office illegal but bloodless – no murders in its wake But one only has to look hard enough to see corruption at work in most official wrongdoing
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Zero tolerance? Gov't officials Duterte fired for corruption
Rodrigo Duterte has fired several government officials including his closest allies for alleged corruption
#NotOnMyWatch: How to transfer ownership of inherited land
The process for transferring ownership of inherited land is confusing a netizen reports Their application has been pending for almost two years
WATCH: Duterte: Say 'No' to corruption
President Rodrigo Duterte urges Filipinos to help in the fight against corruption by being assertive of their rights
Ombudsman: Failure to uphold rule of law disregards human dignity
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says We need leaders who uphold the rule of law regardless of the times We need leaders who strengthen public institutions who serve as a moral compass and the beacon of righteous public service
#NotOnMyWatch CDO: Kagay-anon youth pledge to fight corruption
The challenge is for us to have courage in reporting says Edison Lacea president of the Xavier University Central Student Government
PhilWeb plans to revive mobile lotto gaming
After not renewing PhilWeb s online gaming license PAGCOR will look into the firm s mobile lottery proposal and review its terms
Ongpin offers PAGCOR his P20B PhilWeb shares for drug rehab
In an amended proposal to PAGCOR Ongpin says – for the 3rd time – that this is his last attempt to save PhilWeb Corporation and its employees
PAGCOR rejects Ongpin's offer to donate PhilWeb shares
UPDATED PAGCOR chief Andrea Domingo says President Rodrigo Duterte is against online and onsite gaming because these bring social ills
Ongpin offers to donate bulk of his PhilWeb shares to PAGCOR
Businessman Roberto Ongpin also plans to donate the remaining 4 76 to the Ateneo de Manila University JVO Scholarship Fund
Unsatisfied Duterte to be 'harsher' vs corruption
The President names the LTFRB and LTO as government agencies that remain corruption ridden despite his administration s efforts
#NotOnMyWatch: Pledge to fight corruption
Join the movement by using NotOnMyWatch on social media
The myth of 'kapwa'
If kapwa is so central to the Filipino experience then why do we see so little of it in our everyday lives?
'AMLC must probe Binay dollar accounts in '90s'
Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado says: I can t see where VP Binay gets the gall to say he only has 5 bank accounts He is too forgetful
Malampaya, 3rd batch of 'pork' cases no longer DOJ priorities
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the Department of Justice is focusing on other urgent cases as the Aquino administration enters its last year
PH perceived to be less corrupt – 2014 global survey
The Philippines places 85 out of 175 countries in Transparency International s Corruption Perceptions Index up from 94 in 2013
Will the 2016 candidates commit plunder?
Let us examine the personalities of certain people who this early are already mentioned as potential candidates for president vice president senator or local government officials
Fewer Filipinos yielding to 'small scale' bribery – poll
The results of the survey commissioned by the Office of the Ombudsman also show that poor families are more likely to cave in to solicited bribes at government offices to avail of social services
Corrupt Philippines? Look at America
Justifying moving to the United States or refusing to go back home based on the argument that the Philippines is thoroughly corrupted does not work This condition is equally endemic in the new home
Cavite ex-governor Maliksi to face graft charges
The Ombudsman says Ireneo Ayong Maliksi avored a supplier and purchased medicines worth P2 5 million without public bidding during his term