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Right to Know Right Now Coalition wins in the 2017 FOI Awards

The Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition (R2KRN Coalition) was one of the awardees in the 2017 FOI Awards. The Philippine Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) organized the awarding ceremony that took place last December 4, 2017 at the Rizal Park Hotel, Manila. The FOI Awards was launched to recognize the contribution of civil society […]

Forward, back, side steps on FOI: Systems reboot, strong push for law (R2KRN Statement – March 17, 2017)

STATEMENT OF THE  RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 27 September 2017 Forward, back, side steps on FOI: Systems reboot, strong push for law THE ISSUANCE on July 23, 2016 of Executive Order No. 2 on Freedom of Information drew support from the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition as a signal of the commitment of the […]

Fight Off Confusion, Redaction and Neglect: Time to Refocus on FOI (R2KRN Statement – Sep. 27, 2017)

STATEMENT OF THE  RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 27 September 2017 Fight Off Confusion, Redaction and Neglect: Time to Refocus on FOI We are not living in ordinary times. Attempts at impeachment have been initiated targetting several of our topmost officials, part of the country is under Martial rule, there are aborted clandestine entry of illegal drugs […]

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 […]