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Sep 11, 2018 - 12:02 PM

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Top Davao gov't infra contractor owned by Bong Go kin – PCIJ

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:38 PM

CLTG Builders, a contractor owned by SAP Bong Go's father, wins roughly P750 million worth of government contracts from 2016 to 2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is the son of a top infrastructure contractor in Davao. Bong Go photo from Malacañang

Top 10 ‘Build, Build, Build’ contractors have records of fraud, delays – PCIJ

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:22 PM

All 10 are being investigated by the Department of Public Works and Highways

Federalism to worsen political violence in regions – PCIJ

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Political analyst Julio Teehankee says 'unintended consequences' of federalism include 'escalated political rivalry and electoral violence among political clans'

Group of mostly Duterte allies will pick Marawi contractor – PCIJ

May 26, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Majority of the selection committee members lack experience 'in evaluating public contracts on technical and financial merits,' says a PCIJ report

DSWD awards P1B Marawi contracts to suppliers with limited capacity

May 25, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Since the awarding of contracts, however, Tacurong Fitmart, Ororama Supercenter, and Ace Centerpoint have yet to complete the delivery of relief goods, according to a PCIJ report

RUINS. Residents allowed to visit their destroyed houses at the main battle area carry salvageable belongings they collected as they pas a destroyed building in Marawi City, in southern island of Mindanao on April 1, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljbe/AFP

Media groups record 85 attacks on press freedom under Duterte

May 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'Separately and together, these 85 cases have made the practice of journalism an even more dangerous endeavor under Duterte,' says Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

MEDIA FORUM. PCIJ Director Malou Mangahas at the 'Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check' forum on May 3. 2018, with fellow panelists CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, NUJP Director Raymond Villanueva, and PPI Director Ariel Sebellino. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity

'People's right to know rests on press freedom' – PCIJ

Jan 20, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

RIGHT TO KNOW. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas spoke at the Black Friday rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Journalist groups hit SEC decision vs Rappler

Jan 15, 2018 - 6:25 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism says the 'harsh' ruling has 'horrifying implications on the full and untrammeled exercise of press freedom'

ATTACK ON PRESS FREEDOM. Journalist groups condemn the Securities and Exchange Commission decision revoking the registration of Rappler.

Citizen advocates raise issues in FOI rollout

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law

FOI PRACTICE. The Right to Know Right Now Coalition presents its findings on the implementation of the executive order on the FOI on Friday, September 22, in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Malacañang defends Cabinet 'right to privacy' in SALN

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says that 'those working in the government, such as members of the Cabinet, still have the right to privacy'

Redactions in Duterte Cabinet's latest SALNs 'deal-breaker' for FOI – PCIJ

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:43 PM

PCIJ reports that significant details were blacked out in the copies of the December 2016 SALNs of Duterte Cabinet officials

REDACTED. The PCIJ reports that significant redactions were made on the SALNs of Cabinet officials filed in December 2016. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

PCIJ launches project to support creative storytelling

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism launches The PCIJ Story Project

Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champs

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Chess is like life Every move you make has a consequence says Teacher Ocol who decades ago exposed irregularities in the 1998 Philippine Centennial Expo project in Clark

PCIJ websites hacked after reports on Duterte's war vs drugs

Jul 29, 2016 - 2:36 PM

A phrase with explicit curse and threat has been written by the attackers into our stories says the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

NEWS WEBSITES DOWN. Two websites of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism are down after being attacked by hackers.

BIR to media: Report paid campaign promotions of 2016 bets

May 05, 2016 - 6:54 PM

For national candidates media organizations are urged to report all paid promotions made from November 9 2015 to May 7 2016

Binay is king of pol ads, Poe comes close

Apr 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Binay s ad spending during the first 50 days of his 2016 presidential campaign is already bigger than his overall spending for his 90 day vice presidential campaign in 2010

Filipinos confuse Panama Papers with 2013 exposé

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED Some people online – including several news groups – confuse a 2013 exposé with the 2016 Panama Papers probe

Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on pre campaign ads

Lifestyle check on candidates? My records are open, says Roxas

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The administration standard bearer responds to calls spurred by reports on funds spent by presidential candidates on political ads so far

OPEN TO SCRUTINY. Administration standard-bearer Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II says his records are open to scrutiny. Photo from Mar Roxas' Twitter account

Speaking truth to power is an Asian value

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:38 AM

Sheila Coronel: Investigative journalists are the bearers of a proud tradition Like priests we perform the culturally sanctioned rituals of exposure and shaming The gods are on our side Let no one tell us otherwise

Sheila Coronel on journalism: Audience is the competition

Jun 21, 2014 - 10:09 AM

With the abundance of available information the challenge for journalists is the understanding gap with their audience

PHILIPPINE JOURNALISM. Veteran Filipino journalist Sheila Coronel says 'the ground is shifting beneath our feet.' File photo from the Columbia Journalism School website

No closure yet on Erap Estrada’s plunder case

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:31 AM

13 years ago Estrada was indicted for plunder The Sandiganbayan s 2013 compliance report says he still owes the government over P400 million roughly US 9 million

Erap mugshot on April 25, 2001

Sheila Coronel is new Columbia Journalism School academic dean

Jan 22, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Veteran journalist Sheila Coronel starts her tenure as the school s new dean of academic affairs on July 1

File photo from the Columbia Journalism School website

‘Ridiculous for FOI not to pass under Aquino’

Sep 04, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Advocates and Aquino s own men say his concerns about the FOI bill – that matters of national security will be accessed – have already been addressed

Ejercito on PCIJ report: It’s Erap-bashing again

Apr 05, 2013 - 1:24 PM

San Juan Rep JV Ejercito says a PCIJ report on his links to a secret offshore account is part of a demolition job

JV Ejercito claims that's he's in politics by accident. It was not his plan to follow his father's footsteps. RAPPLER/John Javellana

Imee Marcos tied to secret offshore trust

Apr 04, 2013 - 9:23 AM

The eldest child of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is a beneficiary of a secret trust in the Caribbean according to a PCIJ investigation

PCIJ’s Basic Investigative Reporting seminar

Mar 13, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Deadline for applications is on Friday May 10 2013

100 impunity cases in ASEAN: PH still most deadly for media

Nov 21, 2012 - 2:39 PM

The Philippines is still the deadliest place in Southeast Asia for journalists and media workers according to the Southeast Asian Press Alliance

PCIJ to Corona: ‘Everybody does it’ is no excuse

Mar 22, 2012 - 12:24 PM

Journalists from the PCIJ refuse to take the witness stand for the Chief Justice

Roy: Corona was test case of LRA system

Mar 21, 2012 - 1:27 PM

Defense counsel Jose Roy III said the testimony of the LRA chief shows the accusation against Corona are all smoke and mirrors

Charges of dishonesty, corruption have hounded SC

Jan 24, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Over the last few decades justices were forced to quit over charges of dishonesty and impropriety

Aquino to monitor Corona trial

Jan 11, 2012 - 7:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino III said he will watch the Corona trial on TV since he considers it an important exercise for democracy