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16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Not passing the proposed Bangsamoro law the FOI Act and anti political dynasty bill doesn t mean Congress wasn t working hard in the last 3 years

NEW HOPE. The house opens anew with its period of interpellation on the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the second regular session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday, June 2. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte: Don’t believe I can end crime in 6 months? Bayot ka!

Feb 03, 2016 - 3:25 PM

The presidential bet says politicians who say his plan is impossible just aren t brave enough to pull it off

POLITICAL WILL. 'They can’t do it. They are scared to go to prison. They are scared to make mistakes, to kill, to die. Why? Because they are rich,' Duterte says on February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 16th Congress has only 17 session days left in 2016 to pass these major pieces of legislation that could be the Aquino administration s legacy

WAITING IN VAIN. Will Congress be able to pass BBL, FOI and Anti-Political Dynasty Bills as legacy laws of the Aquino administration?

FOI bill: Marred by misconceptions

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:56 PM

How can the public trust a government that cannot provide clear procedures for citizens to know what their government is up to?

State Dept releases nearly 2,000 Clinton emails

Jul 01, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Clinton s electronic correspondence remains a focus of controversy after her admission in March of using a private account for all her email correspondence while secretary of state between 2009 and 2013

CLINTON'S EMAILS. Democratic 2016 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to make her official launch address on Roosevelt Island in New York, New York, USA, June 13, 2015. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Proposed 2015 budget has an Open Data provision

Aug 01, 2014 - 10:53 PM

Although applicable only to the year covered by the particular budget it nevertheless requires gov t offices to share datasets that have been processed using public funds

Why the Philippines needs a freedom of information law

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Do we want to prevent or at the very least reduce corruption by making processes more transparent now?

Poe sponsors FOI bill: Don't wait for another Napoles scam

Sep 24, 2013 - 6:26 PM

The passage of the Freedom of Information Act will bring about a new era of openness and transparency unprecedented in Philippine history

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

Senators get from P600k to P5M a month

Aug 28, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Senator Santiago says netizens should now call for the passage of the Freedom of Information Act because it is a natural consequence of the People s March

Evardone on FOI: ‘Give up, surrender, white flag’

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:49 AM

FOI is dead says Rep Evardone

FOI in ICU: A call for rescue by Aquino

Jan 28, 2013 - 11:54 AM

President Aquino has both power and duty to fulfill his promise and to do his part to save a bill that will enable the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people to information and to transparency and accountability in government

'Parochial concern' stalls FOI

Jan 22, 2013 - 10:17 PM

For the second day in a row the House of Representatives fails to sponsor the FOI bill on the floor

STALLED. Advocates of the Freedom of Information bill express their disappointment after the House adjourned on Tuesday without tackling the measure.

Tañada to Makabayan: Why the FOI flip-flop?

Jan 22, 2013 - 5:37 PM

The proposed Freedom of Information Act faces another obstacle in the House

CRUNCH TIME. Advocates of the Freedom of Information Act are not giving up hope.

Advocates make one final push for FOI

Jan 18, 2013 - 8:10 PM

All eyes are on the House of Representatives when Congress resumes session on January 21 as advocates await the fate of the Freedom of Information Act

Belmonte: FOI priority bill next year

Dec 28, 2012 - 10:20 PM

But does it still have a fighting chance to be enacted into a law?

Rappler Newscast | November 14, 2012

Nov 14, 2012 - 8:49 PM

Senate President Enrile pushes for a probe on Sen Sotto’s alleged plagiarism | The Freedom of Information Act is dead in the 15th Congress A magnitude 5 8 earthquake shakes parts of western and central Visayas

FOI advocates to march to Mendiola

Nov 10, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Civil society organizations advocating for the passage of the Freedom of Information Act will march to Mendiola on November 12 to increase pressure on legislators to act on the bill as it enters crunch time