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9 June 2009 – We are appalled at the indecency and blatant disregard of the Filipino people’s will displayed by the House of Representatives in its adoption of House Resolution No. 1109 that allows itself to convene as a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution, without the necessary participation of the Senate.

29 April 2009 – The arrest of whistle-blower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr. and the filing of 16 criminal and civil cases against him and members of his family are blatant acts of harassment with the object of suppressing the truth about the overpricing and bribery that attended the NBN-ZTE deal. It is highly ironic that […]

18 February 2009 – Last December 1, 2008, the Coalition Against Corruption pointed out that “corruption is the gravest threat to Philippine democracy and society today.” In that statement, we also strongly urged Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to act on pending high-profile corruption cases, to increase the office’s pool of competent field investigators, and, most importantly, […]

12 December 2008 – The Makati Business Club expresses its concern regarding the issues being raised by the architect Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. related to the development of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Architect Palafox warns that 366 trees, of which 36 are said to be endangered species, will be affected by a hotel-casino project […]

9 December 2008 Dear Ombudsman Gutierrez, Today, as the world observes International Anti-Corruption Day, we urge you to commemorate this occasion by taking stock of the Office of the Ombudsman’s implementation of its mission to “promote integrity and efficiency and high ethical standards in public service through proactive approaches in graft prevention and public assistance, […]