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Consolidated FOI bill mostly Palace version

Rep. Jorge Almonte

Most of the provisions in the consolidated Freedom of Information bill that the technical working group in the House of Representatives approved were lifted from the Malacañang version of the proposed measure that ensures transparency and accountability in the government.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poe allays Palace fears on FOI

Sen. Grace Poe: Don’t read too much. Senator Grace Poe.  FILE PHOTO/PRIB

If it ain’t hiding anything, Malacañang has nothing to fear about the freedom of information (FOI) bill, Sen. Grace Poe said on Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

FOI not urgent but gov’t transparent anyway—Aquino


President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday reiterated his stance that he could not certify as urgent the Freedom of Information bill.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker sees passage of FOI bill

Philippine Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

Akbayan Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez III expressed confidence that the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill would be enacted into law within this year, especially after President Benigno Aquino III included the measure in the priority bills of his administration.

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

Coalition demands to hear Aquino on freedom of info bill

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

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.”

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »