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FOI advocates demand action by House of Representatives

Today, the world celebrates International Right to Know Day. We are members of the Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition, a network of more than 150 organizations from various sectors that have long been campaigning for the passage of a Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Together with concerned groups and individuals, we are lighting candles […]

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FOI in ICU: A Call for Rescue by @noynoyaquino #FOInow


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freedom of information bill philippines nasaan na Pnoy [the chair by rob san miguel]

THE Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill is on the throes of death. With just six session days left before the House of Representatives adjourns for the May 2013 election campaign, one and only one miracle could save it from certain perdition — a certification on the urgency of its immediate enactment by President Aquino himself. […]

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“The FOI Bill needs to pass without delay or distraction” – Netizens #FOInow


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We as Netizens of the Philippines, call on the Congress to Pass the Freedom of Information Bill NOW: First, the FOI breathes life into the constitutional mandate of transparency and accountability of our Government. It compels the Government to fulfill a promise that has been persistently been broken. Second, the FOI Bill enables the People […]

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With 9 session days left, youth groups strengthen call for FOI passage


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With only nine days left remaining for the House of Representatives to conduct its sessions, youth groups reiterated their call for the passage of the Freedom of Information Bill. The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI), which has now grown to 68 youth organizations from all over the country, called on the Congress to “cement its reputation […]

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Final Push for Passage of the FOI Bill: Update on Status #FOInow


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by Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan Co-Convenor, Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition and Co-Director, Institute for Freedom of Information A. Legislative Status of the FOI Bill The Senate has already passed the FOI bill on Second Reading (11 Dec 2012) and Third Reading (17 December). Thus it only awaits the passage of the counterpart measure from […]

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Youth to legislators: “Your actions speak louder than your lack of words”; Right of Reply in FOI will turn it into a ‘zombie bill’


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The youth will be watching their Representatives in tomorrow’s House Committee on Public Information hearing on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill. “Our vigilance goes far beyond social media. We will definitely be present in the committee hearing to see if legislators will represent the interests of the citizens or if they will only carry […]

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BATTERY, ASSAULT, and MURDER – this was what happened to the FOI bill


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BAM goes the Freedom of Information bill! BATTERY, ASSAULT, and MURDER – this was what happened to the FOI bill today at the hearing of the Committee on Public Information of the House of Representatives. The FOI bill is dead in the 15th Congress. By ensuring that no committee report will be approved in today’s […]

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Bantay Batasan para sa FOI: Expected Attendance of House Committee on Public Information Members


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via FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) Members of the FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) called the offices of the members of the House Committee on Public Information yesterday to find out if they will attend or be absent in the hearing for the Freedom of Information Bill to be held later. As of 1:00 p.m. (30 minutes […]

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