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PROCEED WITH TRANSPARENCY IN NUCLEAR ENERGY STUDY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called for transparency in the government’s plan to study the possibility of tapping nuclear energy as a long term-option for energy generation. “Transparency should be the guiding post from day one on the conduct of the study for the possible adoption of nuclear power in our energy mix. The conduct of this study […]

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DA CREATES ‘INTEGRITY CIRCLES’ TO ENSURE GRAFT-FREE USE OF FUNDS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has created “integrity circles,” dubbed as “Agriculture Dialogue and Information Network Groups” (ADING) to ensure efficient, effective, and graft-free use of limited public funds. “This is our response to the call of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to provide transparency and integrity in all government interventions,” DA Secretary William Dar said […]

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SHOW PUBLIC WHERE COVID-19 MONEY WENT – PANGILINAN

A month into the enhanced community quarantine, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said assistance to the people has been slow, if not wanting, guidelines are vague, and not everyone gets the promised subsidy. With billions — from government funds, savings, loans and private donations — being touted for disposal, Pangilinan said the public should know where the […]

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DOH MUST BE MORE TRANSPARENT, HAVE TEST KITS READY FOR COVID-19 – ABANTE

With the country recording its first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), House Minority Leader and Manila Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Sunday urged officials of the Department of Health (DOH) to be more transparent in its updates to the public, and to ensure that there are an adequate number of test […]

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DOE SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT ON NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to be more transparent in its nuclear energy program agenda amid reports that the Philippines and Russia have signed a deal on exploring the possible construction of nuclear power plants in the country. Gatchalian made the call for transparency as the Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee […]

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NEA GETS HIGHEST AUDIT RATING – COA

The Commission on Audit (COA) has declared the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as compliant with government transparency standards in its operations and financial management. According to the latest COA Independent Auditor’s Report (IAR), the NEA received an unmodifed opinion on the fairness of presentation of its financial statements as of December 31, 2018.  This means […]

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NEA COMPLIANT WITH GOVT TRANSPARENCY STANDARDS IN OPERATION, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT — COA

The Commission on Audit (COA) has declared the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as compliant with government transparency standards in its operations and financial management. According to the latest COA Independent Auditor’s Report (IAR), NEA received an unmodifed opinion on the fairness of presentation of its financial statements as of December 31, 2018.  This means that […]

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DOF POSTING LOAN DEALS ON WEBSITE IS A GOOD DECISION – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the move of the Department of Finance (DOF) to post on its website, for greater transparency, the loan agreements for flagship infrastructure projects signed under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. “In the spirit of transparency, mabuti na napagpasyahan ng Department of Finance na maglaan ng espasyo sa kanilang website para […]

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BILL INCREASING ELECTION SPENDING LIMIT FOR CANDIDATES, POLITICAL PARTIES APPROVED FOR SENATE FLOOR DELIBERATIONS – PIMENTEL

To encourage transparency in reporting campaign expenses, a bill seeking to increase the spending limit of candidates and political parties is due for floor deliberations in the Senate. Senator Koko Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation, said the measure which he himself had re-filed, was recently approved for […]