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Be transparent with ‘Yolanda’ aid, donors and recepients urged

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Nearly five months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) battered Eastern Visayas, Malacañang is still on the trail to ensure the transparancy and accountability of donations pledged to the victims of one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Secretive Beijing demands transparency over missing jet

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein shows maps of northern search corridor during a press conference at a hotel near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, March 17, 2014. Twenty-six countries are involved in the massive international search for the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard. They include not just military assets on land, at sea and in the air, but also investigators and the specific support and assistance requested by Malaysia, such as radar and satellite information. AP

China’s strident calls for Malaysia to divulge all it knows about flight MH370 are in stark contrast to its own history of secretiveness when calamities have struck, such as after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, analysts say.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino won’t certify FOI bill

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President Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite his election campaign promise in 2010, President Aquino is not certifying as urgent the passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill, although senators approved their own version of the measure on Monday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House to use Senate FOI bill as ‘reference’

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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 »

Bill to test sincerity of lawmakers on transparency

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Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

Just how transparent are public officials and employees willing to be?

Posted: February 23rd, 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 »

BOC to upload transactions online for transparency

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Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla says the Bureau of Customs will upload all formal transactions online on its website as a way of maintaining transparency in the bureau. INQUIRER FILE  PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will upload all formal transactions online on its website as a way of maintaining transparency in the bureau, Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla said.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,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 »

Bill filed for easier access to officials’ net worth documents

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With corruption scandals still fresh in people’s minds, Akbayan lawmakers are pushing for greater transparency when it comes to the personal accounts of public officials, and have filed a bill that would make it easier for people to access officials’ statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Transparency in infra bidding saved gov’t P8B, says DPWH

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An additional P8.2 billion have been saved in the past 15 months by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) through transparent and competitive bidding of infrastructure projects, bringing to P18.8 billion the agency’s total savings during the Aquino administration.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PNP launches digital system for gun licensing

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PNP Firearms and Explosives Office chief Supt. Louie Tiroy Opus.  PHOTO BY JULLIANE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

As soon as the Firearms and Explosive Office of the Philippine National Police finishes the ongoing major revamp in its office, renewal for firearms license will require “human intervention” no more.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | 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 »

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