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A response to Winnie Monsod

Winnie Monsod’s recent series of Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) columns on the tax reform bill (House Bill 5636 or TRAIN, which stands for Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) has stirred debate. The position of Action for Economic Reforms, Foundation for Economic Freedom and like-minded groups is that despite the bill’s imperfection (legislation of a […]

Update on the FOI Legislative Battle

AER was present in all major FOI-related congressional activities, serving as resource person and representative of the R2KRN Coalition. In the Senate, it was present during the two committee hearings (September 19 and 29).. AER documented and helped organize and mobilize contingents for these events. Last October 19, the bill was sponsored in the senate […]

FOI Practice Workshop for CSOs and Civil Servants

Organized by PCIJ and R2KRN, this August 19-20, 2016 activity discussed the findings from the first round of FOI practice, and how these can be integrated in the FOI manual; modules on how to work on the FOI manual and engage with executive departments; and planning (timelines and outputs). From the WS, different Working Groups […]

FOI in the First 100 Days: Developments and Balance of Work, A Public Forum

Held on October 7, 2016, the forum gave an update on the coalition’s work and engagement with the government preparatory to the full rollout of the FOI EO. Here is a link to the coalition’s presentation on the timeline of the FOI under Duterte’s administration: FOI in PDU30’s First 100 Days Prof. Solomon Lumba of […]

R2KRN attends Symbolic EO Turnover of the FOI

On July 28, 2016, AER and other R2KRN representatives attended the Turnover Ceremony of the FOI Executive Order in Malacañang Palace. Members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition were given a copy of a signed Executive Order during the event. A video of the turnover ceremony is available here: The coalition issued the statement “Breathing Life into Peoples’ FOI”, welcoming […]