By Juliane Love de Jesus
There is a high chance that before the term of President Benigno Aquino III ends in 2016, the Freedom of Information (FOI) and the Anti-Dynasty bills will be signed into law now that the Liberal Party (LP) has declared its support for the two measures.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Why did President Benigno Aquino III not mention some of the country’s pressing issues during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday?
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. cited controversial measures pending in the 16th Congress, such as charter change, freedom of information (FOI) and anti-political dynasty in his speech at the opening of the lower chamber’s second regular session.
By Nepomuceno Malaluan
The Freedom of Information (FOI) bills introduced since the 8th Congress do not seek to create the people’s right to information. The right is already recognized in the 1973 Constitution and further strengthened in the 1987 Constitution.
The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has expressed its support for the passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill, saying it could be a driver of economic growth.