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31 Mar 2022 – PH ranked fourth globally in ‘crony capitalism’

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2022

By: Ben O. de Vera – Reporter / @bendeveraINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:32 AM March 31, 2022 MANILA, Philippines — With President Rodrigo Duterte as its chief executive, the Philippines remained among the countries where crony capitalism — where a few favored businessmen close to the government enjoy more economic advantages than others — has been flourishing. The…

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COA flags 21 SUCs over deficiencies

Published by rudy Date posted on December 31, 2021

by Elizabeth Marcelo – The Philippine Star, 31 Dec 2021 In P1.67 billion projects MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged 21 state universities and colleges (SUCs) over “deficiencies” in the implementation of various projects and programs amounting to P1.67 billion.

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Palace: Drive vs corruption to continue after ‘modest’ Transparency International rating

Published by rudy Date posted on November 25, 2021

by Alexis Romero – Philstar.com, 25 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday vowed to sustain its drive for a clean government after the Philippines got a “modest” rating in a global assessment of corruption risks in state defense institutions.

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Local PPE makers decry gov’t ‘preference’ for traders, importers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2021

by Bella Perez-Rubio – Philstar.com, 29 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Filipino producers of personal protective equipment this week aired their concern over the government’s procurement process which they claim favors traders and importers and results in the “dumping of substandard PPE” in the country.

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Ombudsman wants law penalizing commentaries on SALNs

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2021

by Delon Porcalla – The Philippine Star, 21 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Ombudsman Samuel Martires is proposing to amend the 32-year-old Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act 6713) to provide fines and jail term for commentaries made on public officials’ statement of assets and liabilities (SALNs).

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National Anti-Corruption Coordinating Council formed

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2021

by Helen Flores – The Philippine Star, 5 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Amid investigations into the reported mishandling of COVID-19 funds, the Duterte administration has formed the National Anti-Corruption Coordinating Council (NACC) to hasten the detection of irregularities in all levels of government.

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After COA flags ‘deficiencies,’ Senate to probe DepEd readiness for more distance learning

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2021

by Philstar.com, 20 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The chairman of the Senate’s basic education panel will launch an inquiry into the Department of Education’s readiness for a prolonged distance learning scenario ahead of the opening of School Year 2021-2022.

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Duterte orders gov’t agencies to ignore audit findings as he hits COA for ‘flogging’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

by Alexis Romero – Philstar.com, 17 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered agencies to ignore the reports of the Commission on Audit and has asked state auditors to stop publishing their initial findings that “condemn” departments and officials and create impressions that they are corrupt.

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Duterte hits COA on DOH audit report, defends health agency on ‘deficiencies’ over COVID-19 funds

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

By David Tristan Yumol, Kristel Limpot, and Bamba Galang, CNN Philippines, 17 Aug 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) — President Rodrigo Duterte blasted the Commission on Audit for its recent audit report on the Department of Health, which uncovered some ₱67.3-billion worth of “deficiencies” in the management of COVID-19 funds.

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COA flags DOLE for poor COVID-19 fund control

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2021

By: Julie M. Aurelio, 15 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — “Insufficient internal control measures” in granting aid to workers affected by the pandemic have led to excessive payments, denied claims, and unclaimed cash aid in money remittance centers.

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What COA flagged in DOH’s handling of billions in COVID-19 funds

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2021

by Christian Deiparine (Philstar.com), 11 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Heavy numbers are ahead in this story. And for the millions affected by the coronavirus crisis in the Philippines, they may be disheartening. The Commission on Audit has released its report on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 spending last year. The audit report looked into…

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2021

Corruption Perceptions Index 2020 11. UK🇬🇧19. Japan🇯🇵23. France🇫🇷25. USA🇺🇸32. Spain🇪🇸52. Italy🇮🇹57. Malaysia🇲🇾69. S. Africa🇿🇦78. China🇨🇳86. India🇮🇳92. Colombia🇨🇴94. Brazil🇧🇷102. Indonesia🇮🇩124. Mexico🇲🇽129. Russia🇷🇺149. Nigeria🇳🇬176. Venezuela🇻🇪@anticorruption pic.twitter.com/ArKWkD4Erg — Informal Economy (@EconomyInformal) August 7, 2021

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Governance prospects for 2022 and beyond

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2021

by Dindo Manhit, 6 Aug 2021 After five years of the Duterte presidency, the administration’s governance and performance certainly merit scrutiny.

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Duterte maintains high approval, trust ratings

Published by rudy Date posted on July 26, 2021

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos, 26 Jul 2021 MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained high approval and trust scores despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic for over a year now, according to the latest survey by a political consultancy firm.

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Gov’t offices reminded: Observe working hours, put up public assistance desks

Published by rudy Date posted on July 7, 2021

(Philstar.com), 7 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Anti-Red Tape Authority on Wednesday reminded government workers to observe proper office hours and set up public assistance desks in their facilities to give continued service to the public.

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P 169-B COVID funds unspent due to red tape

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2021

By Ben O. de Vera, 2 Jul 2021 Bureaucratic red tape—those unnecessary paperwork, documents and procedures that take time—has prevented the government from spending billions of pesos to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SC: Public access to officials’ SALNs not absolute right

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2021

by Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star), 2 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) in full session has ruled that the right of access to information on a public official’s statement of assets, liability and net worth (SALN) is “not an absolute vested right.”

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READ: President Duterte signs Executive Order 138 on full devolution of certain functions of the Executive branch to local governments (1/3) @TheManilaTimes

Published by rudy Date posted on June 2, 2021

READ: President Duterte signs Executive Order 138 on full devolution of certain functions of the Executive branch to local governments (1/3) @TheManilaTimes pic.twitter.com/S114DMAiEo — Catherine Valente (@tmtcathyvalente) June 2, 2021

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‘Very basic’ hospital command center setup leaves it unreachable amid COVID-19 surge

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2021

by Xave Gregorio (Philstar.com), 30 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines —A command center created to refer COVID-19 patients to hospitals has apparently been unreachable at times during the current surge in cases due to its “very basic” setup.

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EXPLAINER: What went wrong with Duterte’s pandemic response?

Published by rudy Date posted on March 25, 2021

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The powerful escaping crime hurt Philippines’ economic freedom

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2021

by Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com), 4 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Corruption, bureaucratic red tape, and preferential treatment of the powerful compounded increasing trade barriers to pull down the Philippines in the latest annual gauge of economic freedom.

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Filipinos most disapproved of gov’t pandemic response in Southeast Asia — survey

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2021

by Christian Deiparine (Philstar.com), 10 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines (Updated Feb. 11, 7:31 a.m.) — Filipinos in the policy, research, business, civil society and media communities had the lowest approval rating for their government’s response to the pandemic among Southeast Asian countries, a new online survey made public on Wednesday has found.

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Corruption index: Philippines slips to 115th

Published by rudy Date posted on January 30, 2021

By Helen Flores(Philstar.com), 30 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines dropped two spots in the 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) drawn up by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

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Complaint portal launched for BIR, BoC employees’ unexplained wealth

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2021

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A P1.84-trillion loss—due to gov’t bungling

Published by rudy Date posted on November 28, 2020

By: Solita Collas-Monsod, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 Nov 2020 What has the country lost to COVID-19? This column will not deal with the number of deaths (8,242), or the number of cases (424,297), or translate these into all sorts of indicators, like number of work days lost or amount of income foregone, or medical expenses,…

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Ombudsman stops lifestyle checks on public execs

Published by rudy Date posted on September 23, 2020

by Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star), 23 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines — There will be no more lifestyle checks on officials suspected of stealing taxpayers’ money, according to Ombudsman Samuel Martires, who called the procedure “illogical.”

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Urong-sulong? 9 confusing rule changes, contradictions by Duterte’s coronavirus task force

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2020

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Ombudsman limits access to government officials’ SALNs

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2020

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Where is transparency in gov’t metrics?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2020

By: Solita Collas-Monsod, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 12 Sep 2020 As I reported to you earlier, Reader, the Philippine Development Plan 2017-22, whose priorities admittedly (by President Duterte himself in its foreword) were guided by his 0+10 point Socio-Economic Agenda, has an accompanying Results Matrix.

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[ANALYSIS] End of growth: How the pandemic ruined PH economy beyond recognition

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2020

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