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.”
By Cynthia D. Balana
Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo has opposed the inclusion of a right to reply provision in the freedom of information (FOI) bill, saying it would be better to have a separate law for it.
After four meetings to discuss the 24 versions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bills, a House of Representatives committee barely scratched the surface for the measure to hurdle the panel for the plenary.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The freedom of information bill may be moving slowly in the House of Representatives, but transparency advocates could take heart as the public information committee has approved a measure that would require full disclosure of documents pertaining to the use of public funds.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Malacañang has finally committed to push for the passage of the long-awaited freedom of information (FOI) bill in 2015, one year before President Benigno Aquino III completes his term, with a transition period of two years before government agencies are fully compliant.