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Coalition demands to hear Aquino on freedom of info bill

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Supporters of the People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) bill on Friday said they want to hear President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement of its passage into law in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), even as they called the FOI the new DAP or “Disclosure Acceleration Program.”

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

Aquino urged: Declare FOI measure, budget control bill as urgent

Benigno Aquino (6)

A group of reform-minded citizens over the weekend called on President Aquino to certify as urgent the freedom of information (FOI) bill and the proposed Budget Impoundment Control Act (Bica) in a sincere effort to protect the proposed P2.6-trillion national budget from graft and corruption.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers decry FOI exemption on police operations


Militant lawmakers decried a provision in the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill that exempts from disclosure all information that would compromise police operations against criminal activities.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Separate right of reply law better’

Rep. Winston Castelo. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo has opposed the inclusion of a right to reply provision in the freedom of information (FOI) bill, saying it would be better to have a separate law for it.

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

Palace commits support for FOI bill–next year


Malacañang has finally committed to push for the passage of the long-awaited freedom of information (FOI) bill in 2015, one year before President Benigno Aquino III completes his term, with a transition period of two years before government agencies are fully compliant.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »