Yay to the first and a hmmm to the second. Watchdogs should be independently funded, IMO. They shouldnt go around lobbying for government funds. That’s where corruption comes in. If they cant do it without independent funding, then they should forget about it.
The only election watchdog that should get government funding is the COMELEC. It’s sad that the president is willing to fund watchdogs to watch the watchdogs.