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Will Aquino deliver on vow to pass FOI?

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


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 »

No FOI? Cha cha, Anti-dynasty bills in Congress’ agenda on Monday

House of Representatives. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives will tackle bills on charter change and political dynasties as it resumes session on Monday, Radyo Inquirer 990AM said.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poe sees timely passage of info bill

Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe is confident of the timely passage of the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the Senate after it ended the period of debates on the measure early this week.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House technical group hit for foot-dragging on FOI bill

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A militant solon slammed the House of Representatives technical working group (TWG) for its “snail’s pace” procedure in consolidating the 22 versions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bills.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »