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Uncovering Asia through investigative journalism

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Internet detective work and digging out hidden information online. Fighting back with legal tools. Uncovering hidden assets across borders. Investigating in conflict zones. Teaching investigative journalism. Coping with trauma and threat. Despots, crooks and their wealth.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pork in the 2015 budget

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago objects to the passage of the proposed national budget for 2015 because, among other things, it harbors pork barrel allocations, and thus violates the Supreme Court decision striking down the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Murder with impunity

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A man was murdered recently; “I see no other reason why [he] would be ambushed aside from [his] desire to become a state witness,” said Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bill on party politics gathering dust

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As important as the proposed Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and antipolitical dynasty bills is the proposed Political Party Development Act of 2014 (PPDA), which seeks to institutionalize party politics in the country.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The drag on e-cigarettes

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Michael Russell and Murray Jarvik, two pioneers of smoking-cessation research in the 1970s, would probably have welcomed the development of the electronic cigarette or “personal nicotine vaporizer” (PNV).

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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