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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 […]

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, […]