January 2011 Archives


Prison term for gambling away public funds

PHNOM PENH—A former government official in Cambodia was sentenced last December 2010 to 10 years in prison for corruption. According to San Chey , ANSA-EAP network fellow for Cambodia , the official pleaded guilty to stealing US$600,000 in public funds and losing it at Nagaworld, a Las Vegas-style casino complex. He stole the money while bureau chief of the Ministry of Economy and...


Agreement for checkmyschool.org to be signed

METRO MANILA -- On 14 January 2011, ANSA-EAP will sign a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Government’s Department of Education (DepEd) for the pilot operation of checkmyschool.org . The first of its kind in the Philippines, checkmyschool is a Google Maps mashup of public school data from the DepEd and GPS coordinates of school buildings. It gives the Filipino general public...


Agreement for checkmyschool.org signed

The Ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the checkmyschool.org project between the Ateneo de Manila University 's ANSA-EAP project and the Department of Education (DepED) was held today, January 14, 2011 at the Audio Visual Hall of the Social Development Complex inside the Ateneo campus in Loyola.  The Ateneo was represented by Dr. Edna P. Franco, Vice President for...


Social Accountability and Food Security

An ANSA-EAP supported study by PhilDHRRA , Binadesa and AsiaDHRAA is now available for download . "The study is part of an initiative to strengthen social accountability mechanisms for food security and agricultural development. Specifically, the program aims to strengthen the capacity of CSOs to monitor and analyze public expenditure processes of IFIs, in particular, the ADB, and the national...

Check My School featured in Manila Bulletin

The Manila Bulletin featured the signing of the memorandum of agreement between the Department of Education and the Ateneo de Manila University for  checkmyschool.org , a project aimed at providing information to parents about the status of their children's schools.