Right to Know Right Now Campaign Launched in Davao Today

In the Philippines, free access to information is guaranteed by the Constitution – specifically in Article II declaring the policy of State to adopt and implement “a policy of full public disclosure of all its transactions involving public interest”. The right to...

Mindanao Development Authority: A panacea, finally?

BY RAFAEL R. GOMEZ When President Arroyo signed into law the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Act or Republic Act 9996 last month, not a few voices from government burst out in superlatives. Chief of them was Virgilio Leyretana, chair of the Mindanao Economic...