Press Statement from Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III.


The Right to Know, Right Now coalition, a network of 150 Civil Society groups pushing for the passage of an FOI law, issued a statement today. The coalition said it welcomed the submission, by this administration, of its proposed substitute FOI bill.

From the very start, as we who comprised the Study Group told the coalition, we hoped that the process of engaging civil society and media as we undertook our work, would serve as a confidence building exercise. We undertook our task in good faith, and we very much appreciate the coalition recognizing this.

Together with the coalition, we look forward to the House and Senate in turn doing their part to make FOI legislation one of the crowning achievements of the 15th Congress.


February 15, 2012




Office of the Presidential Spokesperson

3/F New Executive Building,

Malacañan Palace, J.P. Laurel St.,

San Miguel, Manila, Philippines


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