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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila protest against 'pork barrel' funds and second term for Aquino

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... park yesterday to denounce the "pork barrel" system of government funding which they blame for spreading corruption. Organisers said almost 20,000 people joined the rally, ... in 2010 on an anti-corruption platform, has seen his approval ratings drop amid accusations his allies are among the beneficiaries of the pork barrel system. The president did not directly address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580621/manila-protest-against-pork-barrel-funds-and-second-term-aquino
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino says he may try to change constitution so he can run again

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... on a promise to stamp out widespread corruption blamed for massive poverty. He has won international plaudits for his good governance programme but the high popularity ratings he enjoyed for the first half of his term have begun to slide sharply amid a slew of corruption and political controversies. Aquino also said the constitution probably needed to be amended to limit the powers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573823/benigno-aquino-says-he-may-try-change-constitution-so-he-can-run-again
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s approval ratings plunge to new low

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:28pm by Reuters

    ... yesterday, as a perception grew that he is not serious enough in efforts to fight corruption. Aquino won the presidency in 2010 on a promise of good governance and fighting graft, but has struggled to rid the country of its image as the most corrupt in Asia. A survey by independent pollster Pulse Asia, taken last month, showed Aquino's approval rating dropped from 70 per cent in March ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554276/philippine-president-benigno-aquinos-approval-ratings-plunge-new-low
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... and battling corruption to lift the Philippines from poverty. But he has struggled to shed the country's image as one of the most corrupt in Asia as he continues to defend his allies while chasing ... to lawmakers. The government says the funds were spent to stimulate the economy. Abad, the president's campaign manager and closest adviser, was facing corruption charges for setting up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552286/benigno-aquino-refuses-resignation-aide-over-fund-scandal
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... corruption scandal. Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, 51, gave himself up to police after the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court said it found probable cause to proceed with the charges and issued ... million) in “pork barrel” funds that were allegedly diverted to ghost projects. He has been charged with one count of “plunder”, a non-bailable offence referring to massive corruption, punishable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538848/son-former-philippines-leader-arrested-graft-scandal
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hackers deface Philippine websites in call for anti-corruption protests

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... for a planned anti-corruption protest in congress this week. Calling themselves Anonymous Philippines, the group posted on its Facebook page a list of sites it had defaced with a message seeking support ... on the defaced websites. A scandal over lawmakers’ misuse of public funds has become the biggest crisis of President Benigno Aquino’s three-year rule, tainting his carefully crafted image as a corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1346688/hackers-deface-philippine-websites-call-anti-corruption-protests
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine tax bureau chief aims higher in fight against corruption

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Woman head of internal revenue bureau raised collection rate by 14pc last year after fixing her sights on corruption. Now she's aiming higher Crack shot targets tax dodgers Kim Henares began carrying a gun eight months after becoming the Philippines' chief tax collector. Her shooting instructor was the country's president. Since she took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1299926/woman-head-philippine-tax-bureau-aiming-higher-fight-against-corruption
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla faces music over graft charges

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:43pm by Reuters

    ... graft charges Philippine senator and former movie star Ramon "Bong" Revilla yesterday became the first politician detained over a corruption scandal that has rocked the nation, ... about 200 billion pesos a year to corruption, or 1.8 per cent of economic output, Aquino has said. Critics say graft has drained government coffers and entrenched poverty in the country of 97 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536798/philippine-senator-arrested-massive-corruption-case
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by BLOOM

    ... the removal of politicians embroiled in the scandal, which threatens to tarnish Aquino's anti-corruption credentials. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544463/philippine-supreme-court-partially-voids-aquinos-stimulus-package
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's Father Robert Reyes runs his message of protest through the streets

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AP

    ... of corruption in the Philippines and often the church itself, which he says has abandoned its obligation to help the poor and sided with those in power. He has protested against the tobacco industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1481265/manilas-father-robert-reyes-runs-his-message-protest-through-streets

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