[From the web] Freedom of information -INQUIRER.net

Freedom of information. By Artemio V. Panganiban, Philippine Daily Inquirer December 28, 2013 Good news! Prior to its adjournment for the holidays, the Senate started plenary deliberation on the freedom of information (FOI) bill. Buried in the legislative mill for the last 14 years, the bill was resurrected by Sen. Grace Poe in the Senate…

[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…

[Event/Campaign] #LightUp4FOI: Candle-Lighting on the Eve of the International Right to Know Day

#LightUp4FOI: Candle-Lighting on the Eve of the International Right to Know Day By Jeff Crisostomo, Yuen Abana and Janet Aguinaldo Morales WhenFriday, September 27, 2013 Time5:00pm until 8:00pm The PDAF Scam exposed how we Filipinos remain victims to plunder despite numerous government mechanisms to protect public funds. In the PDAF system, projects are supposed to…

[In the news] Lawmaker vows to reintroduce FOI bill -PhilStar.com

Lawmaker vows to reintroduce FOI bill By Jess Diaz,The Philippine Star May 26, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – Re-elected Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat yesterday said he would reintroduce and push for the approval of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the incoming 16th Congress. “We should make FOI a priority in the next Congress…

[People] FOI: Waiting for the Hail Mary Pass By Walden Bello

FOI: Waiting for the Hail Mary Pass By Walden Bello Philippine Daily Inquirer January 25, 2013 While the Senate has passed the Freedom of Information Bill (before its members descended into a deadly knife-fight), the House of Representatives still has to bring the FOI bill to the plenary for debate. Why the bill seems to…

[Statement] FOI: A Bill that Unites

FOI: A Bill that Unites 18 January 2013 JUST as it happened in the 14th Congress, the Senate of the 15th Congress has delivered yet again and passed on third and final reading the long-awaited Freedom of Information Act. And just as it happened in the 14th Congress, the FOI bill once again teeters on…

[in the news] FOI bill is dead in 15th Congress; Advocates blame ‘conspiracy’ from PNoy down to House -InterAksyon.com

FOI bill is dead in 15th Congress; Advocates blame ‘conspiracy’ from PNoy down to House By InterAksyon.com November 13, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 6:54 pm) Advocates pushing for the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill denounced Tuesday the virtual killing of the bill, over a decade in the legislative mill, by the simple failure of…

[From the web] Young leaders: “There should always be room for FOI!”; Student council reserves a room in their building for Evardone -youth4foi.blogspot.com

Young leaders: “There should always be room for FOI!”; Student council reserves a room in their building for Evardone A student council has taken the initiative to provide a venue for the long-delayed Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill hearing in the House of Representatives. Rep. Ben Evardone, Chair of the House Committee on Public Information,…

[In the news] Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, namimiligrong mamatay pagsapit ng Disyembre -GMANews

Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, namimiligrong mamatay pagsapit ng Disyembre GMANews October 9, 2012 Aminado ang pangunahing may-akda ng kontrobersiyal na Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, na hanggang sa Disyembre na lamang ang pag-asa niyang maipapasa ang naturang panukalang batas na pinaniniwalaang makatutulong para magkaroon ng transparency sa gobyerno. “’Pag hindi papasa on third reading…

[Petition] Attacking press freedom while “enhancing” it -CMFR

Attacking press freedom while “enhancing” it BY CMFR April 19, 2012 CERTIFIED by President Benigno Aquino III as a priority bill last January, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act will be among those discussed by the House of Representatives when Congress re-convenes on May 7, or, significantly enough, four days after Press Freedom Day is…

[In the news] Malacanang appreciates group’s recognition of proposed Freedom of Information bill -Balita.ph

Malacanang appreciates group’s recognition of proposed Freedom of Information bill February 15, 2012 MANILA, Feb. 15 — Malacanang expressed appreciation over the move of the ‘Right to Know, Right Now’ coalition to welcome the submission of President Benigno S. Aquino III‘s administration of its proposed substitute Freedom of Information (FOI) bill to the Lower House.…

[In the news] Malacañang’s FOI bill makes public officials’ asset statements more accessible | Sun.Star

Malacañang’s FOI bill makes public officials’ asset statements more accessible | Sun.Star. February 3, 2012 MANILA — Malacañang’s version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill will make asset statements of government officials, including members of the Judiciary, more accessible to the public, said a Cabinet official Friday. Under the measure, the President, Vice President,…