SMA Builder replies to PCIJ

THE general manager of SMA Builder, one of the firms awarded with a road project in Marawi, this Monday confirmed to PCIJ that she is related to the Macarambons but clarified that the political family in Lanao del Sur had nothing to do with the contracts that had been awarded to her company.In a letter […]


Media most blessed

THE EXPENDITURE totals usually don’t quite add up and tallies from different entities don’t match. But there is no question that among those who strike it big during elections are media outfits, and the 2016 polls proved no different.As in elections past, TV emerged as the platform of choice of the candidates for national office […]

Honasan’s chief of staff writes PCIJ

SENATOR Gregorio ‘Gringo’ B. Honasan II’s chief of staff, Celia S. Marasigan, has sent a letter to PCIJ requesting a correction of a detail in PCIJ’s story on taxation and the May 2013 elections, titled “5 new senators, 8 losing bets did not register with BIR.”The story named Honasan as one of the 13 candidates […]