ESPECIALLY in the aftermath of a gruesome incident like the Mamasapano clash, people may tend to find it easy to buy into an aggressive line, like a pitch for an all-out war. Warmongers are more likely to sell their deadly ware because events have predisposed more people to heeding combative calls.
“With the Quantitative Restriction (QR) on import of rice, expected to be abolished in July, 2017, in the Philippines, it is a need of the hour to work out an interim strategy to build the capacity of domestic farmers and other actors to face international competition,” claimed Dr. Roehlano Briones, Senior Fellow, Philippines Institute for […]
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 […]
28 January 2013 THE Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill is on the throes of death. With just six session days left before the House of Representatives adjourns for the May 2013 election campaign, one and only one miracle could save it from certain perdition — a certification on the urgency of its immediate enactment by […]
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 […]
Some quarters, including the media, are blaming President Noynoy Aquino or PNoy for the long delay in the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill. They say the FOI’s main obstruction is P-Noy’s fear, uneasiness, reluctance, or passivity. Some politicians in the House of Representatives then use this as an excuse not to act […]