Day: May 17, 2010

By GERMELINA LACORTE Davao Today Posted by DAVAO CITY—Twenty-three years after the ratification of the Philippine Constitution that ensured the public’s right to know, the hunt for information in the country remains a deadly game, the former chair of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said. “Our right to information is still…

“Though the automation of the elections brought quite a few positive changes in the electoral system…Unfortunately, these improvements were not sufficient to break the established system of command votes, in which political leaders dictate people’s choices, and continues to thwart the true exercise of the right to suffrage,” said Salik Ibrahim of the Citizens’ Coalition for ARMM Electoral Reforms.