PTF partners with MBC and ANSA-EAP for AUSAID Grant
August 2012 - A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), the Makati Business Club (MBC) and The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability – East Asia and the Pacific Foundation (ANSA- EAP) for the grants management and knowledge sharing components of a new project.
Report on APEC Procurement Transparency Standards in the Philippines
The Procurement Watch, Inc. in cooperation with Transparency International- USA through a project funded by the GE Foundation recently released a report on the impact of the APEC Government Procurement Standards on procurement transparency and integrity in the Philippines. Read more
Click here to download and read more on the report, APEC Procurement Transparency Standards in the Philippines: A Work in Progress. (PDF)
Ecolink Philippines receives 2nd grant from PTF this year
The Partnership For Transparency Fund (PTF) has approved a grant of US $39,500 to Ecolink Philippines for the implementation of Bantay Red Plate. The program, in collaboration with the Department of Interior and Local Government and Coalition Against Corruption, aims to promote... Read more
PTF signs grant agreements with ASOG G-Watch
ASOG Dean Tony La Viña, JSD and PTF Country Director Geert van der Linden
The Partnership For Transparency Fund (PTF) recently approved a grant of US $35,045 to long-time partner, Ateneo School of Government (ASOG G-Watch) for the implementation of the “Combating Corruption Through School- Based Monitoring of Education Services in the Philippines
CAC Lauds DBM’s eTails System
The Department of Budget and Management now has a programme called electronic Transparency and Accountability Initiative for Lump Sum Funds (eTAILS), a management information system that digitizes the processing of lump sum funds and supports the timely disclosure of lump sum fund release information on the DBM website. The Coalition Against Corruption lauds this measure to help citizens understand the National Budget easier and to get more involved in the budget process. Click on the link http://www.dbm.gov.ph/pdaf.php to view fund releases and other information.
PTF Approves Two Grants for Northern Luzon
The Northern Luzon Coalition for Good Governance (NLCGG) will receive $39,500 in grant from the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) to implement Participatory Local Governance in Northern Luzon (PLG-NL) Project which seeks to strengthen citizen participation in the public finance management cycle at the barangay level in Northern Luzon. It involves in-depth interventions in selected communities which entail research on the conditions of governance, capacity building of citizens, monitoring of government projects, policy advocacy, and partnership building with Barangay Councils and different government agencies/units.
PhilDHRRA Project Update
26 April 2011 - The Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA) conducted training for field monitors in Cebu and Bohol last March 25 and April 14 for the PTF-CAC supported project, Harnessing Multi-Stakeholder Efforts to Promote Transparency and Accountability in the Department of Agriculture-Region 7 (Bantay Agri Project). The trained field monitors were deployed on the first week of April and are expected to complete the monitoring by the end of May.
CAC signs MOU with DOF and other CSOs for anti-corruption initiative
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Coalition Against Corruption, the Department of Finance, as well as other partner stakeholders for the partnership in support of good governance last March 3, 2011 at Land Bank of the Philippines- Ayala Avenue Branch, Makati City. This is to encourage citizen’s participation in reporting anomalies and other forms of graft and corruption through the Pera ng Bayan website.
PTF approves grant to ensure accountability in education sector
25 June 2010 – The Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) will receive $30,475 in grant from the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) to implement the Citizen Action for Accountability in Education Procurement Project to build civil society's capacity in tracking bids of the Department of Education.
PTF taps EBJFI to set up sustainable procurement monitoring
29 October 2009 – The Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) has approved a
US$21,508 grant to Evelio B. Javier Foundation Inc. (EBJFI) to institute long-term procurement monitoring of local government units in the provinces of Davao and Cebu.
Corazon C. Aquino, 1933-2009
5 August 2009 - Former president Corazon C. Aquino served the Filipinos with courage, compassion, and humility. She lived and died as a guiding light to all anticorruption advocates. In 2004, Mrs. Aquino reminded the Coalition Against Corruption to keep the beacon lit, to pass the torch across sectors and through generations to show that there are people who still care about this country who will stand up and do something about corruption. Read more
Your NO Counts
8 December 2008 - December 9 is
International Anti-Corruption Day,
as designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Resolution
58/4 in 2003. The objective of the celebration is to raise awareness on
the devastating effects of corruption on poverty reduction, human security and sustainable development, and to support local and global efforts to combat it.
The slogan for this year’s campaign is “Corruption. Your 'NO' Counts.” The logo and slogan are available in all the official UN languages on the UNODC website along with outreach materials such as posters, leaflets and audio and television spots.
Youth camp for social change
15 November 2008 – More than 1,200 youth representatives coming from Catholic schools, parish youth ministries, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), public high schools and non-sectarian schools in Metro Manila were convened for a leadership youth camp dubbed "Bidahan: Be the Change" last 14 and 15 November 2008 at the La Salle Greenhills.
DND renews commitment with CAC to sustain transparency in defense contracts
28 August 2008 – The Department of National Defense (DND) reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring continued transparency in procurement transactions within the defense establishment as it re-engaged the Coalition Against Corruption (CAC), represented by officers of the Makati Business Club (MBC) and the Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference for Human Development (BBC) as official observers to the procurement process in the DND.
Millennium Challenge Corporation conducts consultation with CSOs
15 August 2008 – The Transparency and Accountability Network (TAN), together with the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), Lawyers' League for Liberty (Libertas), Makati Business Club (MBC), Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA) and Transparency International-Philippines (TI-Philippines), organized a Consultation Workshop among various civil society organizations (CSOs) on 8 August 2008 to discuss the Philippines' eligibility to receive grant money from the United States’ Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
PTF inks grant agreement with INCITEGov to monitor LGU projects
24 June 2008 - The Partnership for Transparency Fund has signed a grant agreement amounting to US$25,069 with the International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence Governance (INCITEGov) for the latter’s project entitled “Participatory Monitoring for Barangay Infrastructure and Health Projects in the Province of Isabela.”
NAMFREL Signs Grant Agreement with PTF
12 June 2008 – National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel)
volunteers will now count and monitor deliveries of medicines instead of ballots
in between elections. Namfrel secretary general Eric Alvia and Partnership for
Transparency Fund (PTF) board member Geert van der Linden have signed a one-year
grant agreement for the Medicine Monitoring Project that will cover eight hospitals
and two Centers for Health Development.
Mactan Chamber Launches “Catch
a Big Pugapo”
5 May 2008 – The Cebu Business Club and the Mactan Island Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (MICCI) recently launched their own “Catch a Big Pugapo” campaign
as a tie-up with the Coalition Against Corruption’s “Catch a Big Fish” project.
Auditors team up with bishops and businessmen to monitor gov't procurement
5 May 2008 – The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Bishops-Businessmen's Conference
for Human Development (BBC), a member of the Coalition Against Corruption (CAC),
to intensify monitoring of government procurements.
CAC Launches Big Fish Project
15 April 2008 – "While the campaign against corruption at the community level helps build a strong base, it is a long and slow process. Unless an example is made of a high official that is indicted, convicted, and finally jailed, it is difficult to make the general public believe that there is hope in overcoming corruption in this country," said Jose Cuisia Jr., chairman of the Coalition Against Corruption, during the launch of a new campaign at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City.