Rappler's latest stories on campaign finance unit
Is the Comelec doing enough to stop corporations from making campaign donations?
Philippine laws prohibit corporations from making campaign donations However the practice continues with both corporation and candidate having little or no fear of consequences
We review the past campaign spending of political parties with presidential bets in 2016 Will parties once again spend millions hoping for a return on investment?
Eric Alvia of Namfrel says that to set a level playing field among all candidates we should look at state funding admittedly a difficult push
Prominent names who failed to report campaign expenses include ex ARMM governor Nur Misuari ex Caloocan City mayor Macario Asistio Jr and ex Quezon City congressman Ismael ‘Chuck’ Mathay III
The Anti Money Laundering Council will monitor and ensure that proceeds from unlawful activities are not converted into campaign contributions and expenditures
Money from big business interests and political lobby even illegal activities may find their way to candidates war chest
The Campaign Finance Unit will receive and examine reports submitted by candidates and their contributors during the elections