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House committee set to approve FOI bill

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Rep. Jorge Almonte

The public information committee of the House of Representatives is poised to approve its version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, which mandates public access to all official records except in 11 instances.

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

House technical working group OKs consolidated FOI bill

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The technical working group (TWG) formed by the House of Representatives public information committee on Tuesday approved the consolidated version of the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

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

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

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 »

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