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FOI: Mag-Ingat sa Hindi Tunay

STATEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 06 February 2013 TODAY, we close our people’s campaign for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the 15th Congress. We have, to the extent that our capacities and limited resources permitted, exhausted all avenues that we thought were open to us to get […]

More civil society organizations support FOI passage

Press release – Action for Economic Reforms – 22 January 2013 Civil society groups involved in the sin tax, reproductive health and extractive industry transparency have come out openly to support the passage of the freedom of information bill (FOI). Speaking for Action for Economic Reforms, a lead civil society group in the successful campaign […]

Joint statement of academics for FOI

Joint statement of academics for FOI 18 January 2013 We, the undersigned faculty of various universities, in our individual capacity as scholars and citizens, urge our Representatives in Congress to pass the Freedom of Information bill. We consider the bill an important piece of legislation to uphold our fundamental right to publicly-held information. As scholars, […]

Rolling in the Deep: The Right of Reply Monkey Wrench in the FOI Bill

IN an opinion piece published last October, political economy expert and Akbayan Party-List Rep. Walden Bello wondered whether or not there was an ideological connection between Malacañang’s lack of support for the passage of the Freedom of Information bill and its vigorous push for cyberlibel. At the same time, Rep. Bello had wondered, and hoped, […]