FOI law - updates

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Sereno to Duterte: SC is transparent even without FOI law

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Sereno says she 'shares the President’s expressed desire for greater transparency in government'

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Poe urges Palace to reconsider 'restrictive rules' in FOI order

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Senator Grace Poe chair of the Senate committee on public information questions the guidelines on SALNs and congressional fund releases

RESTRICTIVE RULES. Senator Grace Poe, chair of the committee on public information, urges Malacañang to reconsider 'restrictive rules' included in the exceptions to the Freedom of Informatino order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Senate PRIB

Freedom of Information law: will it pass under Duterte?

Aug 03, 2016 - 5:06 PM

With President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the historic executive order on FOI some groups are optimistic the measure will hurdle decades long obstacles in Congress But will it?

FOI LAW. Can President Rodrigo Duterte rally his allies in Congress to pass the Freedom of Information bill into law?

Freedom of information: What's lacking in Duterte's EO?

Jul 26, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Senator Grace Poe sponsor of the FOI bill that the Senate passed in the 16th Congress says the President executive order covers only the executive branch

President Rodrigo R. Duterte urges government offices to fast track the processing of permits and licenses during his first State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday, July 25, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

Passage of FOI bill 'just around the corner'

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:02 PM

But the committee has yet to produce a consolidated version of all FOI bills filed in the House of Representatives

Senate panel OKs ‘FOI bill older than PH Internet’

Sep 18, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Journalists and bloggers discuss how to make the FOI bill feasible in the time of social media

Escudero gets coveted education panel

Jul 23, 2013 - 5:32 PM

The Senate announces the first batch of committee chairmanships in the 16th Congress