(October 24, 2004) Business leaders, with their international credibility and business reputation, are in a much better position than government ministers to make the case for debt renegotiation in the Philippines.
(September 21, 2004) It is clear that the Marcos dictatorship plundered and destroyed the Filipino economy. Justice demands that the government continue its efforts to recover every peso of the money stolen by the Marcoses from the people.
(July 9, 2004) It is necessary to instill the values and methods of professional and competent management of government in order to check corruption.
(December 19, 2002) Phillipines legislature approved yesterday a bicameral report on a landmark anticorruption measure which rewrote the rules for major contracts and hopes to put in place transparency and integrity in government transactions.
(December 13, 2002) Deposed President Joseph Estrada is raring to go to the Senate on Tuesday to testify about an alleged bribery attempt by an Argentine firm in connection with a big hydroelectric plant rehabilitation project in Laguna.
(September 21, 2002) “Ferdinand Marcos…probably surpassed all other politicians at fiscal manipulation, economic favoritism and ‘cooking the books’ to enable themselves, their friends and their relatives to steal from the Filipino people,” said Patricia Adams.
(July 22, 2002) Like the shell of a hermit crab, long abandoned by the hermit, the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, sits, as though waiting for an explanation, or to give one. Perhaps it is waiting to know its raison d’étre, the reason for its own existence.
(April 6, 2002) Ninety-two out of 111 criminal cases filed by the Presidential Commission on Good Government have been dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman as of September last year, PCGG Commissioner Ruben Carranza Jr. said yesterday.
(April 5, 2002) The Presidential Commission on Good Government is aghast to discover that 92 of the 111 criminal cases that it filed against the Marcoses and their cronies with the Office of the Ombudsman have been dismissed.
(October 19, 1999) The debt-ridden Philippine government has decided to dismantle and sell the assets of the Bataan nuclear plant.
(October 19, 1999) The debt-ridden Philippine government has decided to dismantle and sell the assets of the Bataan nuclear plant. The $2.3-billion (U.S. dollars throughout) plant, a painful reminder of the Ferdinand Marcos regime, costs Filipino taxpayers more than $170,000 a day in interest and accounts for more than 5 per cent of the country’s total debt.