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Poe: Weak FOI law worse than Aquino’s inaction

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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 »

‘Hang me’ if FOI bill not passed in 16th Congress, Belmonte jokes

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte on Tuesday jokingly said he should be hanged if the freedom of information (FOI) bill fails to pass the House of Representatives in the 16th Congress.

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

Poe sees timely passage of info bill

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe is confident of the timely passage of the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the Senate after it ended the period of debates on the measure early this week.

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

As House stalls FOI bill, Davao acts on own version

DAVAO CITY—As Congress continues to drag its feet on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill and Malacañang appears to lack support for it, this city’s council decided to move ahead with its own version of a law that would compel government offices to open their records to the public.   Passed on first reading on [...]

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

FOI bill proponents in House still hopeful of approval

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INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Proponents of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill are convinced that the leaders of the House of Representatives are not out to sabotage this despite Malacañang’s reluctance to give the public full access to state information, excluding sensitive national security issues.

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

House technical working group to discuss FOI bill Thursday

Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

After months of delay, the technical working group (TWG) is set to meet for the first time on Feb. 6, Thursday, to discuss the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

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

Lawmakers told: If you have nothing to hide, fear not FOI bill

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Sen. Grace Poe on Wednesday called on the House of Representatives to speed up the passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill, saying House members have nothing to fear from the transparency measure if they have nothing to hide.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Nation | Read More »

Belmonte wants to tackle Charter change first, FOI bill later

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Pressed for time by a majority leader’s view that Charter change is dead, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said he would rather focus on amending the economic provisions of the Constitution than in pushing for the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Speaker Belmonte vows passage of ‘freedom of info’ bill

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite its slow progress, the freedom of information (FOI) bill will be passed in the House of Representatives during his term, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said on Monday.

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

Senate sets deadline for FOI bill’s passage

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

The Senate has made a self-imposed deadline to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill early next year, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Thursday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Let ‘sunshine in’ with FOI law–Grace Poe

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Exposing the government to the “sunshine of public scrutiny” would kill the “germs” that lead to corruption, Sen. Grace Poe said Tuesday as she pushed for the passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pro-FOI solons unfazed over bill’s non-inclusion in Aquino SONA

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Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Baguilat PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill may not have been included in
President. Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) but pro-FOI lawmakers remain unfazed.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pro-FOI solons hope to use ‘charm’ to pass bill

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INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

“Youth and experience” combined with “charm and “convincing power” have made Diwa Partylist Representative Emmeline Aglipay a top nominee for the chairmanship of the committee on public information at the House of Representatives.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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