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LP sees passage of FOI, Anti-Dynasty bills before Aquino term ends

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace answers why FOI, West PH Sea weren’t said in Sona

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Benigno Aquino III

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?

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Controversial bills still pending as 16th Congress reopens

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

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.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Will Aquino deliver on vow to pass FOI?

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President Aquino: Nothing sure until it’s signed.  (Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Passage of FOI bill could spur economic growth—Neda

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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