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Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.
Under Senate Bill 1219, the highest increases ranging from 20% to 30% will be given to government employees, usually teachers, under Salary Grade 10 to 15
'The focus has really been more on accountability. But has this greater focus on accountability achieved its purpose?' says audit chairman Michael Aguinaldo
As with any battle, preparation is key, says the young mayor of Pasig City as he tries to overhaul decades of rigid bureaucracy and patronage politics in his hometown
Senate Bill No. 643, which proposes to grant additional pay to all government employees who work beyond regular hours, is approved on final reading
Donors will have to get an endorsement from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for Cebu Pacific to accommodate their cargo
'Normalcy has returned to the entire region,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, backing Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's recommendation against another extension of martial law in Mindanao
The BCDA 'contributed the usufruct of its property to the joint venture agreement under the contract, thus, it is clearly not a Build-Operate-and-Transfer project,' says the OGCC
The Philippines has been transformed into a wilderness soaked in blood
Rudolf Jurado says his contract review subjected the joint venture agreement on the New Clark sports facilities to 'a condition'
(UPDATED) Different local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) by evacuating residents ahead of its landfall
OGCC Chief Elpidio Vega says the contract review issued by former chief Rudolf Jurado even 'gave the go signal' for the project to push through
Europe is already home to some of the world’s strictest data privacy laws. The EU thinks it can do much more
The money trail shows SEA Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano has control over the budget regardless of which agency the money is lodged under
Paano nga ba nakalusot ang kwestyonableng deal na pinangunahan ng Bases Conversion and Development Authority? Pakinggan sa podcast na ito nila business reporter Ralf Rivas, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.
The Presidential Commission on Good Government loses again
In anticipation of heavy traffic, class suspensions are recommended for schools in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Southern Luzon
Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says Robredo did not gain any information regarding drug lords and drug syndicates
Conclusion: EXCLUSIVE: The favorable legal opinion of the OGCC being cited by BCDA was issued only in October 2018 – 8 months after the deal was already signed, skirting several rules, including BCDA's own guidelines
The Commission on Audit recommends that the Ombudsman investigate school officials for not complying with the law when they purchased office supplies worth P2.144 million
Ano ang gustong mangyari ni Vice President Leni Robredo sa kampanya laban sa droga? Pakinggan sa talakayan nila Rambo Talabong, Mara Cepeda, at Jodesz Gavilan.
The national government will handle all the data gathered by the surveillance system project, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año
Part 2: EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC raises red flags during a contract review. The BCDA, however, says it has an OGCC opinion that affirms the legality of the agreement.
Part 1: (UPDATED) EXCLUSIVE: The OGCC flags the return-of-investment and profit-sharing schemes of the BCDA-MTD Capital Berhad deal, but the BCDA insists it's 'very advantageous to the government’
Is vaping allowed in designated smoking areas? The President's foot soldiers are piecing policy puzzles as they go.
From early morning, hundreds of noisy demonstrators and riot police have faced off and at times scuffled outside the assembly in Beirut, with activists also trying to block MPs' convoys
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says they are mandated to remind the government to punish criminals 'in accordance with the rule of law'
A group of around 500 people, mostly middle-aged and senior citizens, rally outside the Hong Kong government's headquarters to show support for the police
This is nearly half of the P18.047-billion budget for next year passed by the city council and approved by Makati Mayor Abby Binay
While Vice President Leni Robredo acknowledges the challenges on the ground, she says collecting the data is needed to determine whether the anti-drug campaign is effective
PRESS RELEASE: Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership opens applications for their youth grant program until November 30
Duterte's new list of infrastructure projects features about 100, but he won't finish almost half of them during his term. Most construction activities are also expected to start by 2022, his last year in office.
Senator Ralph Recto urges the Department of Budget and Management to issue an executive order instead of asking for a law, so the salary adjustments can be made by January 2020
The military's co-location deals with Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, and Dito Telecommunity are prone to spying, experts say, but Dito's link to the Chinese government means the third telco poses a greater threat
Part 1: Rappler obtains copies of the military’s co-location agreements with Dito Telecommunity, Globe Telecom, and Smart Communications. Security analysts say the arrangements leave military communications open to intercepts.
The Anti-Illegal Drugs Information System aims to address 'disinformation' in the international community, but will not include data on drug war killings
Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says it's the police's job 'to monitor communist groups'
Mass rallies have continued in the capital and across Iraq's Shiite-majority south, despite a renewed internet blackout and violence that has left nearly 280 dead
The agency identifies the aspects of ICAD's work where the Vice President could put to use her years of experience working with grassroots organizations
The summary dismissal proceedings can be completed within 45 days, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año
DILG's RJ Echeverri warns Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia after she complains about the low ratings given to Cebu towns for their road clearing operations
Command responsibility merits Oscar Albayalde's removal from his post, but this becomes moot since he has stepped down, says DILG chief Eduardo Año
'Anong mangyayari sa loob? Hindi natin nakikita, kasi nandito tayo sa labas. Maawa naman si General Bantag. Iyong rasyon, parang pagkain ng aso,' says a convict's wife, whose last visit was October 4
The Department of Labor and Employment's government internship program is now open to those over 30 years old, victims of armed conflict, rebel returnees, persons with disabilities, and indigenous people
It has been nearly 9 months since the report was submitted to the Office of the President for a resolution. The silence from Malacañang is deafening.
Count on Salvador Panelo to whip out every trick up his sleeve to defend the President. But who defends Panelo when he faces the specter of delicadeza?
Even if cities and municipalities are given passing marks in the road clearing operations, it doesn't mean specific barangays in their jurisdictions are off the hook
A quarter of towns in the Zamboanga Peninsula fail to comply with the directive, while NCR maintains its high compliance rate
The Internal Affairs Service calls for separation from the PNP following the 'ninja cops' controversy
Which, by the way, also present challenges in reporting