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'Although there are always Chinese ships in the vicinity of Pag-asa, they have never in any way interfered with the rehabilitation of the island,' says the defense chief
Satellite photos from a US-based think tank show progress in runway repairs and beaching ramp construction even as Chinese militia vessels surround the Philippines’ main outpost in the West Philippine Sea
Worldwide, Transparency International notes in its 2019 report that many nations 'are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption'
TikTok's transparency report says India and the US had the most requests for information and the most content removal requests as well
Europe is already home to some of the world’s strictest data privacy laws. The EU thinks it can do much more
'We can estimate that every day, we prevent millions of attempts to create fake accounts using these detection systems,' says Facebook in its latest transparency report
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says its new findings strongly suggest that the Chinese ship does not operate solely as a commercial fishing ship and 'raises the question of whether the collision with the Gem-Ver was intentional'
'When claimants stand up for themselves and refuse to be intimidated, Beijing most often backs down rather than uses force,' says Gregory Poling of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
With 98.42% of all expected precinct-level results received, the Comelec ends transparency server operations at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center
All baseless accusations that can erode the people’s trust and confidence in the results, in Comelec, and in the election system as a whole would not only be irresponsible, but dangerous
A more transparent system is clearly needed. It is only through more transparency that the Comelec can dispel doubts about the process.
Media and watchdog groups witness the fixes made by Smartmatic after Comelec granted it access to the transparency server
(UPDATED) Media groups, watchdogs, and political parties with access to the transparency server are originally expected to receive unofficial vote counts at intervals of around 10-15 minutes
President Rodrigo Duterte never took China's abuses in the West Philippine Sea seriously, says senatorial bet Gary Alejano
Satellite images from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative show 'a high of 95' Chinese vessels surrounding Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea
'For an institution whose decisions have had an impact on the lives of millions of Europeans, there is much about the Eurogroup that is mysterious,' Transparency International says in its report
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.
In 2018, China entered a new 'phase' in its militarization of the South China Sea, including the Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea, says AMTI director Gregory Poling
(UPDATED) Facebook's political ad transparency reports are currently only active in the US, the United Kingdom, and Brazil
Jack Dorsey: 'We do intend, and this will be an initiative this year, to create a transparency report that will make that data more public so that all can learn from it and we can be held public accountable'
With the update, users will be able to see all ads a page is running on Facebook, Instagram or Messenger via the 'Info and Ads' tab
'Quietly passing notes to Beijing and refusing to acknowledge Chinese harassment publicly' doesn't help in increasing international pressure on China, says Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
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TI chief: 'More corruption correlates with less respect for civil liberties, for rule of law, for access to justice'
Transparency International says, 'Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up'
(UPDATED) With a score of 34, the Philippines ranks 111th out of 180 countries in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International
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'If a bully keeps punching you over and over and over, it is naive to think he's all of a sudden going to stop and behave nicely,' Gregory Poling of CSIS tells Rappler
US-based analyst Gregory Poling explains why he views the Duterte administration's West Philippine Sea policy as 'well-intentioned but naive'
Sereno says she 'shares the President’s expressed desire for greater transparency in government'
The city government is given the Gold Trailblazer Award by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia under the Performance Governance System
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'What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for 4 years ago,' Jeffrey says
It's important to keep an eye on what public officials are up to. Along the way, we also test the government's commitment towards transparency.
'We're bringing Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency,' says CEO Mark Zuckerberg
A public official's home address and details about his or her children who are minors will remain blacked out, says PCOO Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan
The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law
PCIJ reports that significant details were blacked out in the copies of the December 2016 SALNs of Duterte Cabinet officials
The PCOO says agencies should comply before the start of the validation process on their eligibility to the performance based bonus
While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea
By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island
CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there
The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground
CSIS releases photos that show China didn t stop its reclamation activities in 2015 as claimed by Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
It s high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says Beijing s Fiery Cross Reef base in the Spratly Islands now has 12 hardened shelters 4 more than seen in February with retractable roofs that can house missile launchers
UPDATED A law is needed to implement the freedom of information program across all branches of government says the PCOO