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Who's who on Facebook panel for content decisions

May 07, 2020 - 9:04 AM

Facebook's Oversight Board members have lived in more than 27 countries, and speak at least 29 languages among them

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


Arroyo creates committee to check urban poor housing

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo creates the panel after residents of a housing project in Quezon City reported cases of land grabbing

OVERSIGHT. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo shakes the hands of residents of NGC West in Quezon City on January 15, 2019. Photo from Arroyo's Facebook page

LIVE: Congressional hearing on automated election system

Sep 13, 2018 - 10:20 AM

The hearing on September 13 tackles the recommendations of the Comelec Advisory Council on how to enhance the automated polls in 2019

Comelec vows voters' data breach won't happen again

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Commission on Elections Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr says the poll body's website is more secure now, being hosted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte creates oversight committee for entry of 3rd telco player

Apr 11, 2018 - 11:50 AM

The committee, led by the Department of Information and Communications Technology and counting the national security adviser as a member, will help select frequencies for the new telco player

Should Comelec buy vote-counting machines or lease them first?

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The joint congressional oversight committee will tackle the poll body's recent decision to purchase from Smartmatic the machines used in 2016, for the 2019 elections

PURCHASE OR LEASE? The Comelec is already preparing for the 2019 elections, the fourth time it will be automated using vote-counting machines. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After Quiapo blasts, Senate creates panel to probe use of intel funds

May 09, 2017 - 2:27 PM

With a P5 billion intelligence budget Senator Panfilo Lacson asks why there is a failure of intelligence on the part of the military and the police

OVERSIGHT. The Senate is set to create an oversight committee to look into government's use of intelligence and confidential funds. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Historic first: 20 gov't loans worth P7.6B up for audit

Dec 23, 2016 - 3:25 PM

A special provision in the newly signed 2017 budget law allows this congressional audit and investigation – the first of its kind in the Philippines

Voting system not certified before Congress

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:57 PM

UPDATED Failing to certify the voting system before Congress however will not render the entire process null and void ex poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr says

VOTING SYSTEM. An independent committee fails to certify the automated election system on time before Congress, former Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal says. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec: 38.5M ballots printed for May 9 polls

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:19 AM

This is 69 of the 55 74 million ballots needed for the May 9 elections

PRINTED BALLOTS. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista shows ballots being printed for the May 2016 elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Senators to COA: Receipts given for oversight funds

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Senators have yet to receive state auditors reported reminder on proper use of funds but say their and committees cash advances are subject to liquidation

List: Laws that Comelec wants amended, enacted for 2016

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:15 AM

From changing the canvassing system to legislating an election money ban here are Comelec s proposals to Congress in preparation for the 2016 elections

Senate minority slams uniform budget for oversight committees

Aug 19, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Senators say the new system does not address the real issues behind bloated committees

'NOT EQUAL.' Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says the minority bloc opposed the decision to give equal budgets to all oversight committees because they do not have the same importance. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joe Arazas

Enrile hits majority’s committee changes

Aug 07, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says oversight committees don t have the same importance

Senate to cut funding for oversight panels

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:12 PM

Sen Ralph Recto says the Senate is discussing funding only 24 out of 35 oversight committees which duplicate the functions of regular committees

'PRUDENT SPENDING.' Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says the Drilon leadership is discussing funding only 20 to 24 out of the 35 oversight committees to ensure savings. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

P500M a year: Will Senate slash bloated committees?

Jul 17, 2013 - 2:45 PM

Oversight committees in the Senate are pratically as many as its regular committees Many of them are redundant and outdated