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Bangladesh graft hotline gets 75,000 calls in first week

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The hotline is manned by just five government employees with a substantial number of calls being forwarded to a voicemail messaging system

#AnimatED: Katiwalian at ang gabundok na toilet paper ng Senado

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Kahit mag UNLI session ang mga senador at kanilang staff sa kubeta ay walang dapat ipangamba dahil may 20 856 rolyo ng toilet paper ang mga kagalang galang

Thai graft watchdog will probe Rolls-Royce bribes

Mar 09, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Rolls Royce admits to wrongdoing agreeing to pay a 808 million fine to authorities in Britain to settle the case The UK probe sparks follow up investigations in some of the countries where the bribes were received

Ombudsman: Failure to uphold rule of law disregards human dignity

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says We need leaders who uphold the rule of law regardless of the times We need leaders who strengthen public institutions who serve as a moral compass and the beacon of righteous public service

KEYNOTE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales speaks at the International Anti-Corruption Forum on December 9, 2016 in Quezon City. Photo by Happy Feraren/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch Laguna: Fight corruption with vigilance

Dec 04, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Filipinos should also hold public officials to a higher standard and not let ethics violations go unpunished

NO TO CORRUPTION! Participants of the #NotOnMyWatch forum in Laguna on Friday, December 2, say no to corruption. Photo by Gemma Mendoza/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch anti-corruption caravan goes to Laguna

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:40 PM

How can we use technology to fight corruption? Find out by joining the NotOnMyWatch caravan in Sta Cruz Laguna on December 1 and 2

#NotOnMyWatch anti-corruption caravan goes to Cagayan de Oro

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:01 AM

How can the public use technology and social media to fight corruption? Find out as the NotOnMyWatch caravan runs in Cagayan de Oro City from November 25 to 26

#NotOnMyWatch anti-corruption caravan goes to Iloilo

Nov 14, 2016 - 3:55 PM

How can the public use technology and social media to fight corruption? Find out as the NotOnMyWatch caravan runs in Iloilo City from November 18 to 19

How can we use technology to fight corruption? Find out by joining the #NotOnMyWatch caravan in Iloilo City on November 18 to 19!

Anti-corruption drive: LTFRB lets go of dozens of employees

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM

After President Duterte called it corruption ridden the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board investigates reports of corruption in the central and regional offices

Bill seeks monetary grant, security for whistleblowers

Aug 28, 2016 - 1:08 PM

The measure seeks to give a daily allowance housing and personal security for whistleblowers among other benefits

Do you know how to apply for a driver's license?

Aug 21, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Here s how to properly apply for a driver s license in the Philippines and avoid fixers that help breed corruption

Ukraine details alleged payments to Trump aide from pro-Russians

Aug 19, 2016 - 8:00 PM

US news reports suggest Donald Trump s campaign chief may have received 12 7 million 11 2 million euros in secret cash payments over that period

TRUMP AIDE INVOLVED? Sergiy Leschenko (C), a deputy of the 'Petro Poroshenko Bloc' political party, points at an information screen as he speaks to the media during a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, August 19, 2016. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA

Unsatisfied Duterte to be 'harsher' vs corruption

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The President names the LTFRB and LTO as government agencies that remain corruption ridden despite his administration s efforts

ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN. President Duterte repeats his promise to announce another list of drug-tainted government officials. File photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

TIMELINE: anti-corruption initiatives in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Know more about efforts to curb corruption in the Philippines

Ombudsman: Stronger forfeiture powers to 'paralyze' corrupt officials

Feb 16, 2016 - 8:03 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says We seek to actively engage the people s involvement not only to make them aware of the anti corruption programs but to make them vigilant

MORE POWERS. To better go after corrupt public officials, the Ombudsman is seeking key legislative measures to enchance its Constitutional powers. Rappler photo

#AnimatED: Hugot mo, hindi ng kandidato

Feb 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

This election is about us Tiyakin nating hindi tayo ang magiging talunan pagsapit ng araw ng halalan

Poe vs Comelec, Duterte-NPC meeting, Roach on Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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Police raid Malaysiakini, The Star Online offices

Nov 07, 2015 - 5:43 PM

Authorities question journalists from Malaysiakini and The Star Online over reports about the alleged transfer of a deputy public prosecutor investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds

MEDIA RAID. Police and Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission officers raid the offices of two Malaysian news organizations on November 6.

Indonesia wRap: Bandara Ngurah Rai masih ditutup, Panglima TNI minta maaf kasus penembakan di Cibinong

Nov 05, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Panglima TNI meminta maaf karena anggotanya menembak seorang warga hingga tewas di Cibinong Penutupan Bandara Ngurah Rai diperpanjang hingga Kamis 5 November

BANDARA TUTUP. Calon penumpang yang terlantar di Bandara Ngurah Rai Bali masih menunggu kepastian pembukaan kembali penerbangan ke tempat tujuan mereka, Rabu, 4 November 2015. Foto oleh Made Nagi/EPA

Mainstream practice of responsible business – ASEAN forum

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Despite difficulties businesses are looking into more ways to do better say speakers at the ongoing ASEAN Responsible Business Forum

DOING GOOD. Panelists (from left)  Nestlé's Alois Hofbauer; Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia's Marie Lisa M. Dacanay; Top Glove's YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Wee Chai; PTT Group's Santi Wasanasiri; and Intel's Anjan Ghosh, share why doing good is difficult, but beneficial for businesses. All photos by Lynda C. Corpuz / Rappler

PPPs growing in ASEAN, but corruption risks are high

Oct 27, 2015 - 4:19 PM

Conflicts of interest and political influence are high risk areas in public private partnerships speakers say in the ongoing ASEAN Responsible Business Forum

Photo by Lynda Corpuz / Rappler

Greenpeace head: Southeast Asia needs more climate leadership

Sep 04, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Not acting against climate change would be the biggest act of corruption The biggest theft of all is stealing our children s future says Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo

'REAL STUPIDITY.' Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo says it is 'real stupidity' for Southeast Asian leaders not to act on climate change in such a vulnerable region.

VLOG: Malaysia PM pressed: Where did the money go?

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The head of the global watchdog Transparency International asks Malaysia s prime minister: Who paid the money and why? Where did it go?

HONESTY, INTEGRITY? Transparency International head Jose Ugaz says until Prime Minister Najib Razak answers questions on Malaysia's corruption scandal, his government's anti-corruption efforts will not not be credible. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Mindanao barangay officials take ‘oath’ to support ‘Daang Matuwid’

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Barangay officials from Mindanao say they are endorsing a program not a person – a campaign line actually thought up by the Liberal Party

'HUWAG KANG MAGNAKAW.' Village officials from Mindanao wear uniform shirts with an anti-corruption print as they pledge support for the platform of Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II on September 2, 2015.

Embattled Malaysia PM skips anti-corruption summit

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The head of global watchdog Transparency International asks Malaysia s prime minister: Who paid the money and why? Where did it go?

epa04743008 Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks to members of the media during a news conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 May 2015. The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party's supreme council on 11 May expressed its full support for its president Najib Razak, despite calls for his resignation as Prime minister ahead of the party's 69th anniversary celebrations on 11 May. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Malaysia PM's fund scandal clouds anti-corruption summit

Sep 01, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The pressure for Prime Minister Najib Razak to account for a state investment fund scandal builds as Malaysia hosts the world s top anti corruption conference this week

MALAYSIANS' IRE. Protesters are seen reflected on a portrait of Prime Minister Najib Razak during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur on August 30, 2015. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Rappler reporters are Transparency International Young Journalists

Aug 29, 2015 - 8:10 AM

Rappler multimedia reporters Ayee Macaraig and Buena Bernal are selected to cover the world s largest anti corruption conference in Malaysia in September

IACC YOUNG JOURNALISTS. Rappler multimedia reporters Ayee Macaraig and Buena Bernal join the Young Journalists (YJ) Initiative of Transparency International.

Jokowi’s feud with Megawati colors Indonesian politics

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The Corruption Eradication Commission is caught in the middle of it

PATRONS. File photo showing President Joko Widodo (right) with the heads of two major political parties supporting him, PDI-P's Megawati Sukarnoputri (middle) and Nasdem's Surya Paloh (left). Photo by EPA

Will Indonesia’s anti-graft agency ever get its mojo back?

Jun 18, 2015 - 10:45 AM

With renewed efforts to revise the KPK law and no strong applicants to lead the once powerful agency anti corruption activists are increasingly pessimistic

WHO WILL? Activists protesting the 'criminalization' of the Corruption Eradication Commission in January 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabratta/Rappler

Binay: I will continue anti-corruption campaign

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says in a media forum that he is not corrupt but simply innovative

VP Jejomar Binay Media Forum at the Luneta Hotel on June 10, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#AnimatED: Challenges for next COA chief

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:22 AM

The new audit chief needs to balance between fighting corruption and enabling development

PH gets US grant for ‘successful’ corruption fight

Dec 12, 2014 - 7:08 PM

The Philippines is eligible for a new 5 year grant its second one from the US aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation following a 434 million grant in 2011

SECOND GRANT. After getting a $434 million grant from the US in 2010, the Philippines gets will get a second compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Marcoses: No basis for court order to confiscate paintings

Oct 08, 2014 - 5:23 PM

The heirs of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos argue that the case on which the forfeiture order is based has been terminated making the writ null and void

Philippines seizes art from Marcos property

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The raid comes a day after a special court ruled that eight paintings owned by the widow of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos had been acquired with embezzled state funds

CROWNED. Former Philippine first lady and current Congress Representative Imelda Marcos (C) is crowned with flowers during her 85th birthday celebration in the town of Batac, Ilocos Norte province, northern Philippines, July 2, 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Court orders seizure of Marcoses' paintings

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM

The paintings by Picasso Miro and de Goya among others will be placed in the vaults of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Ombudsman eyes more powers, key changes

Sep 07, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is embarking on a campaign to get public support for a more powerful better funded Ombudsman

Gov't to seize over P147.5-M Marcos ill-gotten wealth

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:47 PM

The long disputed Arelma assets are now ordered seized by the state

Certification for ‘ethical’ businesses to roll out this year

Aug 23, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Integrity Initiative says a certification system is needed to recognize “clean” companies in an absence of global standards for doing ethical business

Image from the Integrity Initiative website

Like Indonesia, can PH make corrupt rot in jail?

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Will the Philippines seize the corruption scandals as an opportunity to create a powerful anti corruption commission like Indonesia s multi awarded KPK?

POWERFUL AGENCY. Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission Vice Chairman Bambang Widjojanto says the agency's wiretapping powers allows it to catch and prosecute high-ranking corrupt officials.

China detains prominent financial TV anchor

Jul 13, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Rui Chenggang is suspected of setting up a public relations company that charged his interviewees for arranging meetings with government officials and for media coverage

CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE. The detention of TV anchor Rui Chenggang is said to be part of China President Xi Jinping's crackdown on corruption. Photo from World Economic Forum Flickr account

Indonesians hail historic life sentence for corrupt judge

Jul 01, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Former Constitutional Court chief Akil Mochtar was caught red handed in October as he was about to accept around 250 000 in bribes

MOCHTAR. Former Indonesia's constitutional court chief Akil Mochtar (C) talks to journalists shortly after his verdict at the Jakarta's anti-corruption court in Indonesia, June 30, 2014. Photo by EPA

Public discourse, 2016 and the pork barrel scam

Jun 17, 2014 - 2:29 PM

What is at stake is not just whether the accused get convicted that may take years but control over discursive terrain as we move closer to the 2016 elections

China puts anti-corruption protester on trial: lawyer

Jun 11, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Representatives from around 10 foreign countries attempt to observe the trial but are denied access

Butch Abad, the king

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:45 AM

Their common goal is to weaken Budget Secretary Butch Abad and hence paralyze the reforms and derail daang matuwid

Thai anti-graft body to probe Yingluck finances

Jun 05, 2014 - 8:57 PM

In addition to Yingluck – who was a successful businesswoman before turning to politics – two former commerce ministers and their deputies also face investigations by the National Anti Corruption Commission

DEPOSED. Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for her defence in a court case at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok, Thailand, 06 May 2014. Photo from Narong Sangnak/EPA

Abad asked about pork scam at WEF session

May 22, 2014 - 2:05 PM

How can you say the Philippines has made progress on corruption amid the revelation of the pork barrel scam?

NOT TRUE. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says his inclusion in the so-called Napoles list may have been politically-motivated. Rappler file photo

Putin enemy escapes immediate threat of jail

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:04 PM

UPDATED Supporters of Alexei Navalny fear the second major case against him will result in a lengthy jail term

Embattled Thai PM to miss anti-graft hearing

Feb 27, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra who has protested her innocence is expected to send a lawyer to represent her at the hearing into alleged corruption in her government s flagship rice farm subsidy scheme

SUPPORT SYSTEM. Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra receives flowers from supporters in her hometown of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, 27 February 2014. Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA

Gunshots rattle Thai capital as Yingluck flies to bailiwick

Feb 26, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Yingluck is summoned by an anti graft panel on Thursday February 27 to hear charges of neglect of duty in connection with a rice subsidy scheme

FOR THE CHILDREN. Thai anti-government protesters, wearing black to mourn the deaths of 4 Thai children from attacks on anti-government protest sites, carry large Thai flags during a rally in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 February 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai PM faces charges as clashes leave 4 dead

Feb 18, 2014 - 9:53 PM

Anti graft officials say Yingluck could be removed from office if found guilty of neglect of duty

VIOLENCE IN BANGKOK. Thai riot policemen shoot rubbers bullets towards anti-government protesters after demanding for them to leave the area around the Government House in Bangkok on February 18, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP