Category Archives: transparency


(State of the Municipality Address of Mayor Hanie A. Bud of Maluso, Basilan, delivered on 4 December 2017) The ever cooperative Sangguniang Bayan Members headed by the Vice Mayor, the equally supportive Punong Barangays and their respective Barangay Officials, Heads of the different line agencies, men in uniform, local leaders, religious leaders, officers and members […]

Region 12 ties with Region 1 as 100% passer in Good Financial Housekeeping

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) — Region 12, comprising the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, their 45 towns and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Kidapawan, Tacurong and Cotabato, tied nationwide with Region 1 (Ilocos region)  and topped Mindanao’s six regions by passing, 100%, the 2017 Good Financial Housekeeping criteria […]

Can ‘privacy’ trump transparency? SALNs to impeach CJ, other execs but Palace redacts Cabinet SALNs

A CHIEF JUSTICE was impeached in 2012 for failure to declare the true and detailed list of condo units he owned, and pesos and dollars he had in banks. Ten years prior, a President was forced out of the Palace for collecting millions in kickbacks and commissions from state contracts and excise taxes, as well […]

Philippines ready for ‘open government’ – Tagum mayor

PARIS (MindaNews / 14 Dec) – The Philippines is well on its way in advocating and implementing the Open Government Partnership initiative, Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon told reporters in last week’s OGP 4th Global Summit here. Rellon, who is also executive vice president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), said […]