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Comelec transparency server ends unofficial count

May 22, 2019 - 12:22 PM

With 98.42% of all expected precinct-level results received, the Comelec ends transparency server operations at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center

TRANSPARENCY SERVER EXIT. Comelec Director Teopisto Elnas Jr, project lead for the transparency server operations, assures accredited groups that there will be a third-party audit of the entire system.

[EXPLAINER] Transmission glitches don't necessarily mean electoral fraud

May 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

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

Was transmission of 2019 PH election results better or worse?

May 15, 2019 - 12:39 PM

A more transparent system is clearly needed. It is only through more transparency that the Comelec can dispel doubts about the process.

POLL CLOSING. Board of Election canvassers print election returns as the poll closes in Araullo High School, Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After 7-hour glitch, Comelec transparency server sends results again

May 14, 2019 - 2:26 AM

Media and watchdog groups witness the fixes made by Smartmatic after Comelec granted it access to the transparency server

Comelec transparency server stops sending results to media, watchdogs

May 13, 2019 - 10:15 PM

(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

VCM CHECKS. New VCM for the precinct of reelectionist Mayor Abby Binay works. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte gov't hit over China vessels near Pag-asa

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte never took China's abuses in the West Philippine Sea seriously, says senatorial bet Gary Alejano

CHINESE SHIPS. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) monitors dozens of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) after the Philippines begins constructing there. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI/DigitalGlobe

China deploys militia as Philippines builds on Pag-asa Island

Feb 07, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Satellite images from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative show 'a high of 95' Chinese vessels surrounding Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea

CHINESE SHIPS. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) monitors dozens of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) after the Philippines begins constructing there. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI/DigitalGlobe

Transparency International slams 'mysterious' Eurogroup

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:06 PM

'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

Philippines slightly improves in 2018 global corruption index

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:35 PM

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.

2018: Year of China military deployments in South China Sea – U.S. think tank

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

Facebook rollout of political ad transparency report in PH uncertain

Nov 22, 2018 - 2:16 PM

(UPDATED) Facebook's political ad transparency reports are currently only active in the US, the United Kingdom, and Brazil

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Twitter working on abuse transparency report initiative

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:26 AM

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'

DORSEY IN THE HOUSE. Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey takes his seat as he arrives for a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook boosts ad transparency as it braces for Brazil, U.S. elections

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:21 AM

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

FACEBOOK. The logo of the social networking website is displayed on a computer. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP


Experts urge Philippines to publicize protests vs China

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:42 AM

'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

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano addresses reporters in an ambush interview on the sidelines of a congressional hearing on May 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Feb 23, 2018 - 1:39 PM

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Transparency International sees graft fight at global standstill

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:28 AM

TI chief: 'More corruption correlates with less respect for civil liberties, for rule of law, for access to justice'

Crackdown on media, NGOs linked to low global corruption index scores

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

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'

PH slips in 2017 global corruption index

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 AM

(UPDATED) With a score of 34, the Philippines ranks 111th out of 180 countries in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte admin 'naive' on West Philippine Sea – expert

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'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 EXPERT. Gregory Poling, director of the Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, describes the Duterte administration's West Philippine Sea policy as 'well-intentioned but naive.' File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Rappler Talk: CSIS' Gregory Poling on West Philippine Sea

Feb 03, 2018 - 3:52 PM

US-based analyst Gregory Poling explains why he views the Duterte administration's West Philippine Sea policy as 'well-intentioned but naive'

Sereno to Duterte: SC is transparent even without FOI law

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Sereno says she 'shares the President’s expressed desire for greater transparency in government'

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Legazpi gov't awarded for making city 'favorite convention destination'

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:20 AM

The city government is given the Gold Trailblazer Award by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia under the Performance Governance System

GOLD. Legazpi City government won gold in the recent Performance Governance System awards by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia.

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 20 November 2017

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Jeffrey Tambor quits 'Transparent' after sex assault claims

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:43 AM

'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

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Host Jeffrey Tambor speaks onstaged during the 2017 Clio Entertainment Awards at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on November 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images/AFP

Pushing for transparency, keeping public officials in check

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:50 PM

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.

Facebook vows to make ads 'more transparent'

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:48 AM

'We're bringing Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency,' says CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Wealth details won't be hidden in future SALN releases – Malacañang

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:40 PM

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

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

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

Gov't agencies told: Upload FOI manuals by October 1

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:37 PM

The PCOO says agencies should comply before the start of the validation process on their eligibility to the performance based bonus

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

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Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

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Aug 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Photos prove Cayetano, Wang wrong on China reclamation

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

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

Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

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

PROUDLY PINOY. These are some of the homegrown technologies and ideas presented at the AES Tech Fair at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, on Wednesday, July 26. Photos by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Beijing's South China Sea outposts nearly set for missile deployment – report

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:15 AM

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

FIERY CROSS/KAGITINGAN REEF. In 1998, China built a weather station that is seen in a photo from January 2006. After a decade, the marine observation station became a military fortress. File photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI/Digital Globe

PCOO echoes call for Congress to pass FOI law

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:01 PM

UPDATED A law is needed to implement the freedom of information program across all branches of government says the PCOO

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION. National Statistician Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales (2nd from right) shares FOI best practices in the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) during the #FOIKnowMore event of the PCOO on June 15, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The China build-up

Apr 09, 2017 - 10:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to occupy and build structures in Philippine territory in the South China Sea China has been building its own way before this

Hasil survei Transparency International Indonesia: DPR lembaga terkorup di mata publik

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:58 PM

DPR mengambil alih posisi Polri yang kerap dianggap sebagai institusi paling korup di Indonesia

900M people in Asia had to pay bribes in last year – report

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Bribery rates are highest in India and Vietnam and police are the most common demanders of kickbacks according to a Transparency International survey in the region

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Drop by the MovePH booth at the UP sunken garden on Thursday February 16 for a fun and equally engaging Elements: UP Fair Thursday

Kasus Patrialis Akbar, hadiah turun peringkat indeks korupsi 2016

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Survei TII menunjukkan skor CPI Indonesia tahun 2016 naik tipis ke 37 sementara peringkatnya turun ke 90 Perlu lebih serius tangani korupsi politik korupsi hukum dan korupsi bisnis

Hakim Mahkamah Konstitusi Patrialis Akbar (kanan) terjaring OTT KPK pada 25 Januari 2017. Foto dokumentasi oleh M Agung Rajasa/Antara

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Jan 25, 2017 - 8:05 PM

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PH ranking in global corruption index worsens

Jan 25, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Transparency International s Corruption Perceptions Index says it is too early to tell how the government s war on drugs could affect corruption in the Philippines