transparency in government - updates

Rappler's latest stories on transparency in government


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.

Why can't government spend more?

Jul 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The solution to the problem of corruption carried the seed of the next problem: the zeal for good governance complicated the work of government unnecessarily

YMTA launches Arts for Transparency competition

Apr 16, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Press release: Arts for Transparency is a photo and video competition with Youth for Transparency as its main theme

Gov't to tag climate change expenditures in the PH budget

Oct 25, 2014 - 2:41 PM

National government agencies tag climate change expenditures in the proposed 2015 projects in order to promote transparency and accountability

In this file photo dated October 16, 2011, Filipino members of the Church of God plant trees in the mountains of Tanay, Rizal province, Philippines in an effort to help the country's rapidly dwindling forest resources due to illegal logging. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Passage of FOI bill 'just around the corner'

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:02 PM

But the committee has yet to produce a consolidated version of all FOI bills filed in the House of Representatives

Still no mention of FOI law in Aquino's 2014 SONA

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:58 PM

With the President still lukewarm toward the FOI bill will Congress eventually approve it?

5th FOI SNUB. Still no mention of the freedom of information bill in President Aquino's 5th State of the Nation Address. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Why the Philippines needs a freedom of information law

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Do we want to prevent or at the very least reduce corruption by making processes more transparent now?

HIGHLIGHTS: FNF-Rappler Forum on the State of the Freedom of Information Bill

Jul 21, 2014 - 8:12 AM

Rappler presented findings from a research on freedom of information laws in 15 countries in a forum co organized with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Wishful thinking in Bali: Promise of new paradigm, partnership

May 12, 2014 - 2:55 PM

I am hopeful that in the Philippines our leaders are aware that there is a new paradigm for government and governance that is gaining momentum globally

You can help keep an eye on our government

Mar 04, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Calling all citizens who are tired of accepting the government ‘as is’ and who want the government to be the service oriented institution it should be

PH wins award in London for anti-corruption project

Nov 02, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Citizen involvement in auditing work influences the behavior of government officials and constitutes a major step towards open governance

CONVERSATIONS: A year after #CoronaTrial, 'nothing much has changed'

May 29, 2013 - 5:38 PM

A year after the Aquino administration impeached the Chief Justice for alleged misdeclaration of wealth it has not taken steps to improve transparency in government