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PDEA restricts Rappler coverage access after story on P6.8-B shabu

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:51 AM

Rappler condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon to cut Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong out of the agency's official media advisory and coordination channel

Citizen advocates raise issues in FOI rollout

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition also reiterates its call for the passage of a Freedom of Information Law

FOI PRACTICE. The Right to Know Right Now Coalition presents its findings on the implementation of the executive order on the FOI on Friday, September 22, in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Redactions in Duterte Cabinet's latest SALNs 'deal-breaker' for FOI – PCIJ

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:43 PM

PCIJ reports that significant details were blacked out in the copies of the December 2016 SALNs of Duterte Cabinet officials

REDACTED. The PCIJ reports that significant redactions were made on the SALNs of Cabinet officials filed in December 2016. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Malacañang eyes online portal to process FOI requests

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The Presidential Communications Office will also train agencies to prepare them for the full implementation of the executive order on Freedom of Information

E-FOI. Malacañang is eyeing an online platform where requests for FOI will be lodged in and processed.

Pro-FOI groups laud Duterte's plan to issue EO on pending bill

May 23, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The Right to Know Right Now Coalition says an executive order on the FOI bill will be a strong confidence building measure for the Duterte administration

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT. Advocates of the FOI Act welcome president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's plan to finally pass the bill into law. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

International Right To Know Day: Right info, right now

Sep 29, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Did you know that September 28 is the International Right to Know Day? How is this related to the environment?

The Constitution and the pork barrel scam

Sep 19, 2013 - 2:03 PM

'The proper functioning of the constitutional bodies makes for a truly functioning democracy'

BEYOND EXPRESSION. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says citizens can exercise their right to information to request for audits of public funds and file complaints against erring officials. File photo

Sereno on 'pork' scam: Right to info empowers citizens

Sep 19, 2013 - 12:11 PM

The Constitution empowers the people by allowing citizens to access information says the Chief Justice

BEYOND EXPRESSION. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says citizens can exercise their right to information to request for audits of public funds and file complaints against erring officials. File photo

‘Pork barrel scam shows need for FOI’

Jul 17, 2013 - 4:21 PM

24 groups under the Right to Know Right Now! Coalition file their version of the FOI bill in the Senate

THEIR INITIATIVE. The Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition files its own version of the Freedom of Information bill before the Senate, saying it will help avoid and expose controversies like the pork barrel scam. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Youth groups support 'People's FOI bill'

Jul 06, 2013 - 8:23 PM

Youth groups give their support to the Freedom of Information bill

FOI bill’s 16th Congress battle begins

Jul 01, 2013 - 1:56 PM

Advocates file their own version through an indirect initiative – a mechanism that allows citizens groups to file bills

FOI: Advocates pursue new initiative

Jun 24, 2013 - 4:00 PM

RA 6735 states that an indirect initiative shall be treated like any other bill filed by lawmakers and shall have precedence over other pending bills

'PEOPLE'S FOI ACT.' Advocates launch a fresh bid for the passage of the FOI bill in the 16th Congress. Photo by Rappler/Angela Casauay

FOI: Battle becomes local

Jan 29, 2013 - 1:12 PM

Some groups within the coalition plan to bring the battle outside Congress

DEAD? With only 5 session days remaining in Congress, the FOI bill is nowhere near getting passed.

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

With no objection, Senate OKs FOI on 2nd reading

Dec 11, 2012 - 8:43 PM

The Senate passes the POGI bill on second reading with no objection

Aquino urged to certify FOI bill as urgent

Dec 02, 2012 - 1:25 PM

But it s an unlikely move for President Aquino who did not include the bill in his priority list

Evardone 'hell-bent' on delaying FOI?

Dec 01, 2012 - 6:43 PM

The FOI bill may not reach the plenary as quickly as expected the Right to Know Right Now Coalition says

Is your representative among 117 supporting FOI bill? See list

Aug 06, 2012 - 12:25 PM

Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Erin Tañada III says he expects more lawmakers to support the bill

117 votes for FOI in lower House, say authors

Aug 04, 2012 - 8:09 PM

The FOI bill remains in the first stage of the legislative process