The Right to Know Right Now Coalition (R2KRN) participated in the first-ever FOI Summit last December 5-6, 2017 at the ADB Headquarters. Organized by the Philippine Communications and Operations Office (PCOO), the summit aimed to assess the first year implementation of the FOI EO and also equip attendees with better understanding on how to utilize the FOI program.
During Day 1, Atty Eirene Jhone Aguila, co-convener of the R2KRN Coalition, was the session chair of the third session on International FOI Experiences. Ms. Joy Chavez, co-convener of the Right Right Now Coalition and Coordinator of the AER IP Team, was a panelist in Session 4 that discussed the twin challenges of right to information and data protection.
On Day 2, Atty. Aguila and Ms. Chavez facilitated the FOI Clinic on Processing FOI requests. FOI Practice experiences of the coalition was used as case examples in the said clinic.
For more information on the FOI Summit, please visit this link: https://www.foi.gov.ph/foi-summit