government transparency - updates

Rappler's latest stories on government transparency


Pushing for transparency, keeping public officials in check

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:50 PM

It's important to keep an eye on what public officials are up to. Along the way, we also test the government's commitment towards transparency.

UPLB students to Binay: Fulfill promises, or we oust you as president

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Jejomar Binay promise before students to support agrarian reform end labor contractualization lessen the number of OFWs amend the FOI bill and probe human rights violations

TAAS KAMAO. UPLB students expect Vice President Jejomar Binay to fulfill the promises he made during the forum on September 15. File photo by Rappler

Cultivate Integrity: Transforming governance through citizenship

Jul 19, 2015 - 6:41 PM

Press release: Bantay ph is holding an event “Cultivate Integrity Transforming Governance Through Citizenship” on July 27 2015

YMTA launches Arts for Transparency competition

Apr 16, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Press release: Arts for Transparency is a photo and video competition with Youth for Transparency as its main theme

Join your #BrgyAssembly on Oct 12

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:51 PM

The Barangay Assembly provides an opportunity for residents to express their stand on issues as basic as garbage disposal faulty street lights and clogged canals

PH wins Gold Open Gov’t Award in New York

Sep 25, 2014 - 1:50 PM

The Philippines wins an award for its Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Program from the Open Government Partnership

RECOGNITION. Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman accepts the Open Government Award awarded to the Philippines. Photo from DSWD Twitter account

Palace: 'Spirit of FOI' already in effect

Aug 03, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Malacanang also dispels speculations the FOI bill ranks 18th in the list of priority bills

NO MORE DELAYS. The Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition launches an online signature campaign for the immediate passage of the Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) on May 14, 2014 at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. Photo by Mark Salvador/Rappler

Why was the President quiet on FOI?

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:26 PM

While the President himself emphasizes the importance of building people s trust in government he doesn t seem to fully appreciate the role played by free access to information in building public trust

Fast Facts: Freedom of information laws around the world

Jul 23, 2014 - 9:15 AM

Freedom of information laws have been used as tools to prevent or expose abuses improve delivery of services and even protect public health and welfare

HIGHLIGHTS: FNF-Rappler Forum on the State of the Freedom of Information Bill

Jul 21, 2014 - 8:12 AM

Rappler presented findings from a research on freedom of information laws in 15 countries in a forum co organized with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Join your #BrgyAssembly on March 25

Mar 27, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Attend the Barangay Assembly on Saturday March 5 and prove to the government that you are the boss

Gov't releases P600M for anti-corruption IT system

Mar 20, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Called the GIFMIS the online application will integrate the processes performed by the budget department COA and the Bureau of Treasury

'Pass FOI bill to stop PDAF misuse'

Aug 18, 2013 - 1:56 PM

The Makati Business Club MBC and the Coalition Against Corruption CAC condemns the system diversion of pork barrel

Things I learned in fighting corruption

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:49 PM

I fight corruption for a living And in a country like ours that’s a long and very interesting job description to explain

What's in the Palace version of the FOI bill?

Feb 03, 2012 - 7:06 PM

Some key facts about the proposed version of the Freedom of Information bill submitted by Malacañang to the House of Representatives on Thursday

Palace transmits FOI version to House

Feb 03, 2012 - 2:55 PM

Proposed bill transmitted to House for consideration; Despite development FOI bill still not a priority measure of the administration