government corruption - updates

Rappler's latest stories on government corruption


De Lima calls Calida 'new role model in gov't corruption'

Jun 05, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says allowing Solicitor General Jose Calida's company to bag government contracts is like 'normalizing thievery and mainstreaming plunder'

'NO WORD OF HONOR.' Senator Leila de Lima does not mince words against Solicitor General Jose Calida.

COA questions Bulacan's P20-M payment to government 'consultants'

May 20, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Up to 81 consultants received P10,000 to P40,000 monthly without a proven expertise, says the Commission on Audit

Duterte says more officials 'suspended pending investigation'

May 16, 2018 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte reads the names of at least 13 suspended government employees, from a prosecutor to a former mayor

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his stance against corruption as he convenes with various rice traders during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte warns he's about to fire an official

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:15 PM

If it is proven that humingi siya ng pera may opisyal dito na tatanggalin ko says the President

Alvarez clarifies: Plunder still in current version of death penalty bill

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there are more reasons now for plunder to remain listed under the controversial death penalty measure

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the death penalty bill passed on 3rd and final reading by March. File photo by Rappler

Incoming DOTC chief to businessmen: Don't corrupt us

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:16 PM

You want us not to be corrupt? Do not bribe and bind yourselves to us and gain our patronage incoming Transportation Secretary Art Tugade tells businessmen

'NO BRIBING PLEASE.' Incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade attends the 'Sulong Pilipinas' business forum on June 21, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Tuguegarao councilor bares ‘ghost’ Christmas gifts

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:41 PM

A list of recipients of Christmas gifts worth P147 000 prepared by the Provincial Councilor’s League PCL in Cagayan allegedly contains forged signatures

The search for an enemy after Mamasapano

Feb 26, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The real enemy is a corrupt unjust and vile political system of patronage greed and power

Ex-official in China stands trial in $31M corruption case – Xinhua

Dec 12, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Wang Zongnan was accused of embezzling 31 million between 2000 and 2006 when he was chairman of Shanghai Lianhua Supermarket Holdings Co reports state news agency Xinhua

CORRUPTION. This picture taken on July 30, 2012 shows businessman Wang Zongnan attending a meeting in Shanghai. Wang was put under investigation for suspected embezzlement of public funds and bribe-taking when he headed two state-controlled retail chains, Shanghai prosecutors said in a statement on August 11. File photo from CHINA OUT/AFP

'Parking Gate' and the Binay dynasty

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:37 AM

While the irony is that people catch crocodiles but vote for them in office things will change for the better

Cavite ex-governor Maliksi to face graft charges

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:48 PM

The Ombudsman says Ireneo Ayong Maliksi avored a supplier and purchased medicines worth P2 5 million without public bidding during his term

INDICTED. Former Cavite Governor Ireneo 'Ayong' Maliksi, shown in this file photo with party mate President Aquino, will face charges for favoring a supplier and awarded a contract without public bidding. Rappler photo

Spain court summons 17 suspects in corruption scandal

Oct 29, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Of the 51 suspects arrested on Monday in connection with suspect deals worth 318 million 17 have been summoned to appear before a judge

Rappler Newscast | October 9, 2014

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Former poll chief Abalos cleared of electoral sabotage 5 in 10 Filipinos believe in end of gov t corruption poll Who gets the Nobel Pope Francis Snowden or Malala?

#BeTheBoss: How to hold government accountable

Jul 31, 2014 - 10:45 PM

Anti corruption group BantayPH shows a concrete initiative that involves citizens in governance while holding the government accountable – the citizen report card

Ex-mayors of Angeles and Bacolod charged with graft

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Bacolod City s Luzviminda Valdez tampered and overpriced receipts while Angeles City s Francis Nepomuceno donated a car to a political supporter

Watching the government from within

Jul 03, 2014 - 7:30 PM

As the boss I demand unquestionable integrity from the people we voted for They should be viewed as the public s employees

Fighting corruption: Who are the greater fools?

Apr 10, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Volunteerism is alive in the fight against corruption

#BrgyAssembly: When theory does not equal practice

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:20 PM

March 29 was barangay assembly day What you didn t know? Don t worry you aren t the only one

'Keeping the government honest is a shared responsibility'

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:32 PM

It takes people to run a government and people to keep it in check

How true: 'Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap'?

Feb 23, 2014 - 12:39 PM

What does the slogan really say? Is it true? Does the data actually support it?

File photo by Leanne Jazul

Gov't gets P1.3B from Marcos Swiss funds

Feb 12, 2014 - 10:46 AM

PCGG chairman Andres Bautista announces that the money was transferred to the Philippine government two months after a court ruling in Singapore

WEALTH RECOVERED. File photo of Andres Bautista, Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), 14 January 2014. Dennis Sabangan/EPA

DILG introduces 'seal of good local governance'

Jan 16, 2014 - 10:35 AM

The Seal of Good Local Governance will be implemented annually starting this year

What goes into the building of classrooms

Oct 29, 2013 - 7:58 PM

For Education Secretary Bro Armin Luistro building classrooms goes beyond meeting targets

FACTORS. The Department of Education wants more than just meeting its target of 66,800 classrooms before 2013 ends. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Bringing the 'public' back into 'Public Finance'

Sep 08, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Proposals will only work if we citizens engage in the design and implementation of the public budget

More 'Euro generals' face graft charges

Apr 01, 2013 - 7:44 PM

The Ombudsman is not barred from revoking repealing or overturning the earlier ruling of a predecessor in office

Gov't, private sector develop 5-year plan to fight corruption

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:12 PM

The Philippines puts together a 5 year plan to curb corruption

PDEA's 4-year wait for bullet proof vests?

Aug 09, 2012 - 5:48 PM

COA questions DBM PITC Philippine Army for failing to deliver various supplies and services they owe PDEA