APC to hold a forum on combating corruption and promoting competitiveness
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Posted in Activities, Freedom of Information on 9 July 2014
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Join the discussion, “Two sides of a coin: A Forum on Combating Corruption and Promoting Economic Competitiveness” on July 16, 2014, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Bahia Rooftop, 14/F Intercontinental Hotel, Makati City.

Organzied by the Asian Institute of Management and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in collaboration with EU-Asia Economic Governance Forum, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, Ateneo School of Government, and International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance, this policy forum brings together experts, policymakers and various stakeholders in the anti-corruption effort in Asia and beyond.

FOI advocates to admin: Speed up FOI bill passage
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Posted in Freedom of Information on 3 July 2014
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Freedom of information (FOI) advocates are asking President Benigno Aquino III and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte to prioritize the bill and pass it within the year. In a Town Hall July 14 meeting and sign-on activity organized by the Right to Know Right Now! Coalition (R2KRN) at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni (Alumni House), civil society and government leaders discussed the different issues surrounding the bill and emphasized its importance in “achieving full democracy.”

Advocates launch online petition to pass FOI bill
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Posted in Freedom of Information, Press Freedom on 15 May 2014
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Members of the Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition (R2KRN) launched an online signature campaign addressed to the Aquino administration to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill. The campaign began on May 14 and will end a week before the President’s State of the Nation Address in July 2014.

FOI Advocates Light Up for FOI, Demand Action by House of Representatives
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Posted in Freedom of Information, Statements on 27 September 2013
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STATEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION

WE ARE members of the Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition, a network of more than 150 organizations from various sectors that have long been campaigning for the passage of a Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Together with concerned groups and individuals, we are lighting candles in the early evening today, September 27, at the gates of the House of Representatives, to symbolize our desire to have a government where information is illuminated and made accessible to all citizens. We are joined by other groups in simultaneous action in different localities, and by those who express solidarity and common call through social media using the hashtag #LightUp4FOI.

Senate committee approves FOI bill
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Posted in Freedom of Information, Press Freedom on 20 September 2013
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The Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media has approved the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill and will submit its report next week, said committee chairperson Senator Grace Poe.

In the second and final hearing on the measure last September 18, Poe said she will sponsor the bill for plenary debates on September 25. She expressed confidence that it will be passed by the chamber within the year.

Human rights, press freedom, and the FOI bill
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Posted in In Medias Res on 9 September 2013
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By Luis V. Teodoro

THE FREEDOM of Information bill filed by the Right to Know. Right Now! (R2KRN) Coalition is likely to pass the Senate, if experience during the 14th and 15th Congress is any gauge. The version filed by then Congressman Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III passed the Senate in both Congresses with hardly any amendments. But it failed to pass the House of Representatives in 2010 and early 2013.



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