Your support is important!
The Philippines is on the verge of passing a landmark Freedom of Information Law that could help end the culture of government secrecy and corruption. But without a surge of public support right now, we could lose this historic opportunity.
If passed, this law would prevent the government from hiding crucial information from the public. By shining a light into dark corners, experience shows it would be a highly effective tool in exposing corruption and allowing us to campaign to prevent abuses of power. This law will also facilitate infomed participation by the public in government decision-making, and more efficient access to government services.
President Aquino ran for election on a platform of anti-corruption and good governance, and endorsed the law in January this year. But now, the FOI bill languishes in the House of Representatives. Without our support and continuing demand, it will again die there.
15th Congress – 2010 to 2013
- House Bills
- Senate Bills
- Right to Know. Right Now!
- Position – Other Stakeholders
Rep. Tanada’s Comments on the FOI
PCIJ Reports and Releases
- Video: Access to Information among NCR LGUs
- Accessing information
tough task in the metro
- Opaque LGUs the norm in NCR
Select Foreign FOI Laws
SALNs of Justices
- 1. SALNs Memorandum – Supreme Court – 23 Oct 09
- 1a. Annexes A to E – SALNs Memo – 23 Oct 09
- 1b. Annex F – SALNs Memo – 23 Oct 09
FOI in ADB
- N. Malaluan & Lumba – Making IFIs Legally Accountable – 12 May 2008
- N. Malaluan – Rights Approach to ADB PCP – 11 Feb 2009