[Featured Site] The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI)

The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI)


The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) is a national network of youth and student organizations that call for transparency and accountability among public officials and offices through the immediate passage of the People’s Freedom of Information Bill. As a member organization of the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition, we are in solidarity with the struggle of various sectors of society for the transformation of the government as an institution that is open and honest to the people it serves.

The FYI was formed in August 2012, during the Third Regular Session of the 15th Congress. Together with 71 organizations from schools and communities all over the Philippines, we began the first youth-led campaign for the FOI Bill. We diligently attended hearings on the bill and actively engaged legislators in both Houses of Congress. At the same time, we held various discussions in various parts of the country to educate our fellow young people on the issue. Moreover, we joined various sectors in marching to Malacañang to pressure the Executive to heed our call. Unfortunately, those opposed to the bill were successful in derailing its approval in the House of Representatives.

Our resolve remains steadfast.

Now, with more than a hundred organizations comprising our ranks that continue to grow, we plan on intensifying our efforts within and beyond the halls of the legislature this 16th Congress. With this, we invite you and your organization to become partners of the FYI as we mount our strongest campaign yet for the passage of the People’s FOI Act. Click here to find out how your group can join us!

Visit their site @youth4foi.blogspot.com

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