This case, decided before the right to information was included in the Bill of Rights of the Philippine Constitution, involved a request by the editor of the Manila Post, a morning daily, for the Register of Deeds of Manila to furnish him a list of real estates sold to aliens and registered with said Register […]
A group of non-government organizations recently got together to initiate a campaign for the passage of a law on the peoples' right to access official information on matters of public concern. Calling themselves the Access To Information Network, the network is composed of NGOs working on different issues, with different constituencies, and at different locations. […]
This paper outlines the state of the law on access to official information in the Philippines, and gives an overview of the role that non-government organizations play in promoting the right to official information.