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FOI to be tackled in Senate this week – Drilon

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FOI to be tackled in Senate this week – Drilon

/ 12:07 PM October 20, 2013

Senate President Franklin Drilon PRIB FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Sunday said the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill will be tackled in Senate this week.

“The FOI has already been sponsored and I asked our colleagues that it should be tackled and debated on for the next three days. An interpellation has been set in the next three days,” Drilon said in a radio interview.

However, the Senate President said it would not be possible to pass the bill on second reading by Wednesday.

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He said they will prioritize the FOI bill pending the budget deliberations.

Drilon also assured the public that Senate will pass the proposed measure within this year or before March 2014.

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