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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 »

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 »

Legislators to revisit ‘right of reply’ bill

Isabela Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The proliferation of lists of supposed players in the pork barrel scam controversy has resurrected the push for a right of reply law, with a lawmaker saying it would afford beleaguered members of the House of Representatives the chance to promptly respond to derogatory reports.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FOI bill in danger of gathering dust


Malacañang on Wednesday said the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill still needs further discussion, more than a decade since its first version was filed in Congress.

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

Poe: Weak FOI law worse than Aquino’s inaction

Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

A weak freedom of information (FOI) law and not President Aquino’s disinterest in it is what has Sen. Grace Poe concerned.

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