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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, DJ Yap
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.
By Nikko Dizon
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.”
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.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
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.