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Cayetano urges colleagues: prioritize Malampaya investigation

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Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano is urging the Senate to start investigating the alleged misuse of P900 million Malampaya gas funds that were supposed to aid farmers affected by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng in 2009 but ended up in the pockets of the corrupt.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Keep pressure on House to pass FOI bill, 2 senators urge

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Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators pushing for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill on Wednesday called for an increased public pressure to compel the House of Representatives to immediately act on it.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino won’t rush approval of FOI bill–Coloma

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Malacañang will not rush the approval of the Freedom of Information bill amid advocates asking that it be certified as urgent.

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

House to use Senate FOI bill as ‘reference’

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives may soon follow the footsteps of its counterpart as it would use the Senate-approved freedom of information (FOI) bill as a “reference material” in crafting its own version, a lawmaker said Tuesday.

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

House unfazed by Senate approval of FOI bill

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. seemed unfazed that the freedom of information (FOI) bill remained stalled in the House of Representatives even as the Senate just passed its own version on Monday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate will pass FOI bill by March–Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon sees the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the upper chamber by March.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cayetano: SC ruling on pork barrel just a step in curbing corruption

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Senator Allan Peter Cayetano    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday described corruption in the Philippines as “entrepreneurial” and the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Priority Development Assistance Fund is just “a step” in curbing the country’s woes.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House urged to start deliberations on FOI bill

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Rep. Jorge Almonte: Commitment. Facebook Photo

With the freedom of information (FOI) bill gaining ground in the Senate, its advocates are hoping the House of Representatives will follow the upper chamber’s lead.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte: FOI bill will be passed before 2016

Don’t dictate on me. Such was the response of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, who seemed piqued over questions about whether the freedom of information (FOI) bill would be passed.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Grace Poe sees passage of FOI bill in Senate

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Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With the “overwhelming” support of her colleagues, Senator Grace Poe is confident that the Senate will pass the Freedom of Information bill.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lack of meeting room stalls FOI bill anew in House

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Rep. Jorge Almonte: Commitment. Facebook Photo

The House public information committee has been having some difficulty getting itself organized so it can begin hearings on such important measures as the freedom of information (FOI) bill, but committee chair Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte also believes the bill is likely to be approved.

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

Senate panels approve FOI bill

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

The proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill that would give the public access to government records was approved by a joint panel in the Senate on Wednesday after holding only two hearings.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Study equates FOI law with low corruption

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Congress remains seemingly fickle about the freedom of information (FOI) bill, but one study may well show why the Philippines should adopt such a law.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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