2022

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2021

Elections are just around the corner, and it’s feeling strangely familiar to one we went through 35 years ago. Corruption, scandal, a wounded economy; the only difference is a pandemic. It’s time to put some more serious…

In rant vs COA, Duterte overlooks key element in war on graft—transparency

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines—If corruption is a disease, U2 lead and activist Bono once said, the cure should be transparency. It has not been sufficiently explained, but Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rant against the Commission on Audit (COA), the…

Inayawan village chief to city gov’t: If state of emergency is declared, be transparent

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/26/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The village chief of Barangay Inayawan in Cebu City is asking for transparency should the city government declare a state of emergency in his barangay because of the garbage situation in the…

PRO-7: No body-worn cameras yet in the region

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has yet to receive the body-worn cameras following the launch of the Body Worn Camera System (BWCS) last Friday, June 4. Police Brigadier General Ronnie…

Vaccine communication advice for PH

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 01/22/2021

Vaccines work. They have saved the lives of billions of people around the world, and today they are our best hope in putting an end to this terrible pandemic. However, as with all major public health campaigns,…

China’s Wuhan raises virus death toll by 1,290, up 50%

Agence France Presse 04/17/2020

WUHAN, China — China’s coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday abruptly raised its death toll by 50 percent, saying many fatal cases were “mistakenly reported” or missed entirely in an admission that comes amid growing global…

Dumaguete hospital denies charging COVID-19 patients with donated equipment

Florence Baesa 04/13/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental – The Silliman University Medical Center (SUMC) denied rumors circulating especially in social media that the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other donations channeled to the hospital are being charged to suspected coronavirus…

Servant leadership and transparency in the era of COVID-19

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/09/2020

  Today, Christians practice the observance of Holy Thursday, in commemoration of the Last Supper and the washing of the feet of his disciples by Jesus, before he was crucified on Good Friday. Feet-washing is an ultimate…

Cebu City earns seal of Good Financial Housekeeping

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has been awarded with the seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). According to Lawyer Kenneth Lucero, the Cebu City officer-in-charge…

Labella: I will never dip my fingers on or influence any bidding process of city’s projects

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella assured that he would not get involved or influence the bidding process of any procurement that the city would go into using public funds. Labella made the assurance…

City dad calls for transparency on distribution of rice subsidy for habal-habal drivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Pastor Alcover, Jr., demands more transparency on the distribution of the rice subsidy of the habal-habal drivers which started distribution on Saturday, February 23. Alcover, in his privilege speech during the regular…

House Makabayan bloc demands transparency on PH-China deal

Inquirer.net 11/22/2018

THE Duterte administration has the obligation to fully disclose the government’s agreements with China for a joint oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc asserted Thursday. ACT…

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