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Rappler's latest stories on government accountability


U.S. sent coronavirus stimulus checks to 1 million dead people

Jun 26, 2020 - 12:45 AM

The Government Accountability Office says economic impact payments totaling $1.4 billion were sent to dead people in the United States

SLOW RECOVERY. A sign in front of an investment business in Chesterton, Indiana, urges residents to stay at home, May 13, 2020. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] What governments must do beyond Declaration on Democracy

Nov 12, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality

Gov't nets P32.6-B budget surplus in August

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:15 PM

August s surplus means the government has closed the 8 month fiscal gap to P138 4 billion

Gov’t on social media: What to avoid

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM

[Social media] serve as the megaphone of government agencies and the sumbungan of citizens says UP Professor Clarissa David

ONLINE. With millions of Filipinos online, various government offices have also set up their pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Recto wants post-budget document that tracks implementation

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says agencies should be required to report the execution of previously funded projects using the same line item format of the General Appropriations Act

BUDGET DOCUMENTS. Consisting of nine documents, budget documents measure almost one-foot thick and weigh around 11 kilos. Photo by Angela Casauay/

How far can citizen participation in governance go?

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:36 PM

If the mechanism of our government is working towards ensuring transparency and accountability we might not even have to do what we have been doing as a civil society organization

Edward Snowden given 'integrity in intelligence' award

Oct 11, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Edward Snowden awarded an integrity in intelligence award by former CIA staff

SNOWDEN AWARDED. Archive footage of Edward Snowden shown on a giant screen in Hong Kong, China, June 23, 2013. Photo by EPA/Jerome Favre

8 lessons from the Corona impeachment trial

Jun 02, 2012 - 2:39 PM

Having secured the verdict of the impeachment court we must now look beyond the ends of the court or its purpose of rendering a verdict

Spirit of truth and love

May 26, 2012 - 8:06 PM

It is my prayer that the spirit of truth and love for our country and for each other come and prevail upon all of us After all believe it or not there is life after impeachment