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House panel exempts military operations from FOI

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ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

The House of Representatives public information committee on Monday exempted all military operations or law enforcement operations from the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FOI bill passage ‘just around the corner’ – solon

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Rep. Jorge Almonte Facebook Photo

Even though the freedom of information (FOI) bill was not mentioned by President Benigno Aquino III in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), the passage of the landmark transparency bill is “just around the corner,” a committee chairman said on Monday.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House members back passage of information law

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AP file photo

President Benigno Aquino III may not have mentioned the Freedom of Information Bill in his State of the Nation Address, but lawmakers, at the prodding of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., expressed support Wednesday for its passage.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Aquino assures FOI to become law before term ends

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President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday assured the public that the controversial Freedom of Information bill will be passed into law before he steps down in 2016.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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