R2KRN STATEMENT: Speaker’s support for FOI mere lip service
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Posted in Freedom of Information on 29 July 2015
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AT AROUND the time that the Senate approved the FOI bill on Third Reading in March 2014, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte boldly proclaimed: “Ang ipinangako ko talaga is during the 16th Congress. Bitayin ninyo ako kung matapos ito at hindi pa nakakapasa.”

R2KRN STATEMENT: Committee Chair, Authors and Champions Ready for Second Reading
Will the House Leadership Give Time for FOI?

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Posted in Freedom of Information on 1 June 2015
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TODAY, WE give way to the statement below by House Committee on Public Information Chairperson Rep. Jorge Almonte and the House FOI champions and authors. They released the statement yesterday during their briefing for the press at the House of Representatives.

R2KRN STATEMENT: House FOI Committee Report Filed!
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Posted in Freedom of Information on 27 May 2015
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FOI Tracker No. 3: On May 25, 2015 the House Committee on Public Information filed the Committee Report on FOI.

R2KRN STATEMENT: FOI Losing Time, High Prioritization Essential
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Posted in Freedom of Information on 25 May 2015
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COMMITTEE ON Public Information Chairperson Jorge T. Almonte and House FOI (Freedom of Information) champions and authors were scheduled to file the Committee Report on the FOI Bill with the Secretary General of the House of Representative last Wedneday, May 20, at 3:30 pm. However, at around 2:00 pm, Chair Almonte felt compelled to postpone the event, anticipating that the final vote on the BBL happening that afternoon will take longer than earlier expected. Chair Almonte and a number of FOI authors are members, ex-officio members, or deputized members of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsa Moro Basic Law and set to vote on the BBL.

R2KRN STATEMENT: FOI Bill Well Positioned for Passage; Citizens to Track Congress Action on FOI
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Posted in Freedom of Information on 13 May 2015
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The Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition will monitor the action of Congress on FOI in the coming days, weeks, and months.

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.



Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility