|Applied Social Accountability at the Community Level (ASA-CL)|
Applied Social Accountability at the Community Level (ASA-CL) is a project by RECITE, Inc. that focuses on developing a mechanism of transparency, accountability and citizens' participation in governance for more efficient and effective delivery of basic services and for the sustainability of community development initiatives. It includes voters' education with emphasis on the detriments of selling votes and community planning that involves the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program of the Department of Social Works and Development.
Bantay.ph is an educational and volunteer tool for good governance. Through this website and its advocacy projects, it educates citizens about their rights to government services and how they can avail of these services without paying bribes. Bantay.ph monitors the implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act and provides feedback to the Commission on Civil Service if there are violations. It partners with the private sector for its information campaigns and mainly engages the youth as volunteers for the project, among which are students from De La Salle University in Manila. The Coalition Against Corruption of the Makati Business Club supports Bantay.ph
|Budget Tracking for Transparent Accountable Governance in Mindanao (BTTAG)|
Budget Tracking for Transparent Accountable Governance in Mindanao (BTTAG) embodies citizens' participation in the local budget process. CSOs partner with LGUs to ensure their compliance to the Full Disclosure Policy of the Department of Interior and Local Government. CSOs monitor the availability of documents, in turn pushing for more transparent and accountable local governance. Over the years, the partnership has resulted in CSOs being allowed to join budget deliberations and in more open engagement in budget execution, as in the case with Misamis Oriental. There is also greater accessibility of public documents.
Diskarte is a radio show produced by the Cultural Center of the Philippines that discusses corruption issues and encourages whistleblowing by texting, calling or by sending letters. From the words Dis (discussion of social issues) and Arte (using arts to articulate citizens’ sentiments), the program presents actual cases and educates the public of their role in fighting corruption. Drama scripts are based on true stories. Diskarte is a channel to air grievances against public officials, and provide feedback to the government. It serves to empower citizens by encouraging them to speak up and become vigilant.
|I love Quirino Project|
I love Quirino Project pushes for the integration of the Provincial Government's thrusts in the Barangay Development Plan thus involving more people in community affairs. Corruption can be eliminated if citizens are informed about their rights, among which is their entitlement to basic services. I love Quirino Project lines up a wide-range of sectoral programs and offers accessible services that are made known through information campaigns. If the people know what they deserve from their government, they are more watchful of what their local officials provide them.
|Intensive Seminar on Case Analysis and Legal Draftsmanship (I-SCALD)|
Intensive Seminar on Case Analysis and Legal Draftsmanship (I-SCALD) is a training program in the Office of the Ombudsman to enhance the skills of the lawyers in the agency thereby increasing the institution's efficiency in the performance of its prosecutorial function. The Office of the Ombudsman handles complaints against public officials, including corruption cases. Improving the lawyers' appreciation of applicable jurisprudence and their technical skills will impact the quality of the resolutions and avoid delay in the cases' disposition.
MoneyPolitics.PCIJ.org is a citizen's resource, research, analysis tool on elections, public funds, and governance in the Philippines. It is a data journalism project of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism that aims to promote transparency and accountability in government, and the citizen's right to know and to participate in governance. While the website is still a work in progress, it continues to expand and its content features are deepened with a steady harvest of new public documents and more datasets.
|Naga Business Licensing Program (NBLP)|
Naga Business Licensing Program (NBLP) focuses on developing, implementing and sustaining business-friendly and efficient business process licensing system by introducing new applications and integrating ICT solutions to make procedures more business-friendly. With the NBLP in place, informal businesses are encouraged to register with the city government and even new businesses are created, resulting in the generation of more revenues for Naga. The LGU website was re-engineered to allow the checking of the status of business permits and accessing business license and payment records.
|Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) Program|
Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) Program shows the commitment of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Finance in ensuring the fairness of the tax system – that everyone pays his/her fair share of taxes. Under the RATE Program, potential violations of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 are investigated and tax offenders are prosecuted. It generates the maximum deterrent effect, enhances voluntary compliance and promotes public confidence in the tax system. Further, it ensures that the taxes charged and collected end up in the coffers of the government, which will subsequently be utilized for projects also for the benefit of the taxpayers.