Category Archives: 2016 elections

Thou shall not donate

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism BY ALL indications, the May 2016 elections are no different from previous polls in which those donating to the campaign coffers of candidates and political parties turn out to be the same business owners and executives yet again. In past elections, the names of the prohibited corporations themselves […]

Campaign finance in May 2016: Donors, Inc.: Only 830 Filipinos bankrolled poll bid of 5 prez bets

By The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism IN 2010, PCIJ reported that only 308 donors contributed in the presidential race that Benigno Aquino III won. In the last presidential elections, where Rodrigo R. Duterte emerged as victor, that number has shot up to 830. Then again, there were nearly 56 million registered voters when the […]

Campaign Finance Office in drift, headless:P334M from only 13 donors funded Duterte’s presidency

By Karol Ilagan and Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THE IMAGE Rodrigo R. Duterte projected of his 2016 presidential campaign was that it was one run on a shoestring budget. It supposedly had no donors with vested interests, and that included big businessmen and mining firms. But the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures […]