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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 […]

Senate Bill 1733

An Act Implementing the People’s Right to Information and the Constitutional Policies of Full Public Disclosure and Honesty in the Public Service and for Other Purposes. Approved on 3rd Reading on March 10, 2014.

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 […]