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Poe allays Palace fears on FOI

Senator Grace Poe.  FILE PHOTO/PRIB

If it ain’t hiding anything, Malacañang has nothing to fear about the freedom of information (FOI) bill, Sen. Grace Poe said on Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker sees passage of FOI bill


Akbayan Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez III expressed confidence that the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill would be enacted into law within this year, especially after President Benigno Aquino III included the measure in the priority bills of his administration.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FOI measure No. 18 in Palace’s 26 priority bills

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He might have omitted it in his State of the Nation Address (Sona), but President Aquino has included the freedom of information (FOI) bill in the list of priority measures he wants Congress to pass within his final two years in office.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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 »