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Duterte's foreign trips cost thrice more than predecessors'

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:24 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The government spends at least P386.2 million ($7.72 million) on foreign trips during Duterte's first year in power. In one trip, expenses shoot up to P31.8 million ($636,000) a day.

Duterte's foreign trips cost thrice more than predecessors'

PCOO echoes call for Congress to pass FOI law

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:01 PM

(UPDATED) A law is needed to implement the freedom of information program across all branches of government, says the PCOO

PCOO echoes call for Congress to pass FOI law

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Anti-Trapo Movement files a complaint against LTO chief Edgar Galvante and bids and awards committee chair Romeo Vera Cruz for not releasing documents on the bidding for the production of drivers' license cards

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Among the agencies participating in the eFOI program, one agency stands out for being unresponsive to data requests – the Philippine National Police

How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Drop by the MovePH booth at the UP sunken garden on Thursday, February 16, for a fun and equally engaging Elements: UP Fair Thursday

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:10 PM

House public information committee chairperson Antonio Tinio says the FOI bill aims to flesh out the policy of full public disclosure in the country

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

Mining firms use FOI, ask DENR for specific audit findings

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines is seeking complete details of the audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, so companies can defend themselves

Mining firms use FOI, ask DENR for specific audit findings

Senator Bam Aquino calls on public to fight misinformation online

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:51 AM

Senator Aquino also cautioned against the spread of fake news on a large scale at a forum organized by the Asia Society and INCITEGov

Senator Bam Aquino calls on public to fight misinformation online

Private media not allowed at FOI portal, manual launch

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:29 PM

Malacañang prohibits private media from covering an event meant to signify the Duterte administration's commitment to the free flow of information

Private media not allowed at FOI portal, manual launch

Duterte gov't launches FOI online portal, manuals

Nov 25, 2016 - 6:25 PM

The online portal is launched on the day President Duterte's Freedom of Information executive order takes effect

Duterte gov't launches FOI online portal, manuals

FOI to take effect on Nov 25: What you need to know

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Interested citizens can request for official records by going straight to agencies or by visiting the eFOI portal at foi.gov.ph

FOI to take effect on Nov 25: What you need to know

Palace: Gov't agencies ready to take FOI requests on November 25

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Agencies under the executive branch hold workshops to prepare for citizens' requests for information under Executive Order No. 2

Palace: Gov't agencies ready to take FOI requests on November 25

After 2 hearings, FOI bill now up for Senate debate

Oct 19, 2016 - 4:07 PM

The bill, which covers all branches of government, seeks to mandate the disclosure of public documents on government websites

After 2 hearings, FOI bill now up for Senate debate

Malacañang eyes online portal to process FOI requests

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The Presidential Communications Office will also train agencies to prepare them for the full implementation of the executive order on Freedom of Information

Malacañang eyes online portal to process FOI requests

Poe urges Palace to reconsider 'restrictive rules' in FOI order

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public information, questions the guidelines on SALNs and congressional fund releases

Poe urges Palace to reconsider 'restrictive rules' in FOI order

Draft FOI manual includes list of 166 exceptions

Aug 28, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The draft of the manual for Freedom of Information (FOI) includes exceptions ranging from information related to national security matters to criminal investigations

Draft FOI manual includes list of 166 exceptions

Congress can pass FOI in 2016 – House committee chair

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says President Rodrigo Duterte's EO on full public disclosure for the executive branch has set the tone for the FOI bill's passage

Congress can pass FOI in 2016 – House committee chair

Freedom of Information law: will it pass under Duterte?

Aug 03, 2016 - 5:06 PM

With President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the historic executive order on FOI, some groups are optimistic the measure will hurdle decades-long obstacles in Congress. But will it?

Freedom of Information law: will it pass under Duterte?

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty, and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

The pet bills of President Duterte

Freedom of information: What's lacking in Duterte's EO?

Jul 26, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Senator Grace Poe, sponsor of the FOI bill that the Senate passed in the 16th Congress, says the President executive order covers only the executive branch

Freedom of information: What's lacking in Duterte's EO?

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past, including measures pushing for freedom of information, ending political dynasties, and increasing the pension for SSS members

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Groups laud FOI order, call for passage of full law

Jul 24, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Although the recent signing of the Executive Order on Freedom of Information is a huge development, advocates and groups still call for the passage of the full FOI law in the Congress

Groups laud FOI order, call for passage of full law

After Duterte EO, lawmakers call to pass FOI law in Congress

Jul 24, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Following Duterte's issuance of the Executive Order on FOI, several lawmakers push for the passage of a similar law to cover all branches of government

After Duterte EO, lawmakers call to pass FOI law in Congress

Duterte signs order on Freedom of Information

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:11 AM

(4th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order mandating full public disclosure of all offices under the executive branch

Duterte signs order on Freedom of Information

Alvarez to PDP-Laban lawmakers: Bring back trust in Congress

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:02 PM

In the Pulse Asia survey released on April 4, the House of Representatives registered the lowest approval rating top government institutions

Alvarez to PDP-Laban lawmakers: Bring back trust in Congress

Death penalty, PH vs China, ISIS territory | 12PM wRap

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Death penalty, PH vs China, ISIS territory | 12PM wRap

Palace: It will be a 'very, very historic week' for the PH

Jul 10, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the week of July 10 will be 'very historic' as the country awaits landmark announcements from The Hague and the Office of the President

Palace: It will be a 'very, very historic week' for the PH

FOI, Con-Con, Baghdad | 12PM wRap

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

FOI, Con-Con, Baghdad | 12PM wRap

Executive Order on FOI out soon – Palace

Jul 03, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says they are now rushing the EO so that they can have it released 'this week or next week'

Executive Order on FOI out soon – Palace

What happened to FOI under Aquino?

Jun 12, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The passage of the Freedom of Information bill is like a missing puzzle piece in the Aquino administration’s fight against corruption

What happened to FOI under Aquino?

Drilon to next Senate: Protect reforms from 'force, personalities'

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:19 PM

'Now, more than ever, we need to safeguard the reforms we have painstakingly put in place, so that neither force, nor personalities, can reverse them,' says the Senate President

Drilon to next Senate: Protect reforms from 'force, personalities'

Pro-FOI groups laud Duterte's plan to issue EO on pending bill

May 23, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition says an executive order on the FOI bill will be a 'strong confidence-building measure' for the Duterte administration

Pro-FOI groups laud Duterte's plan to issue EO on pending bill

Duterte bent on pushing FOI, even if it takes an EO

May 11, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Duterte says, 'Unahan ko na (FOI). I will issue an executive order. Hindi na kailangan ng batas (no need for a law)'

Duterte bent on pushing FOI, even if it takes an EO

Miriam Santiago 'joins' Cebu debate despite absence

Mar 20, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Unlike the 4 other presidential candidates in Sunday’s debate, Miriam Defensor Santiago supports divorce

Miriam Santiago 'joins' Cebu debate despite absence

Binay to rivals: Let's sign bank waiver together

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay vows he'll push for the FOI bill, but Senator Grace Poe doubts this

Binay to rivals: Let's sign bank waiver together

Grace Poe to Filipino women: Be financially independent

Feb 18, 2016 - 2:55 PM

At a GoNegosyo summit, the presidential bet says there is a need to empower Filipinas, especially mothers who juggle their responsibilities at home and work

Grace Poe to Filipino women: Be financially independent

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 16th Congress has only 17 session days left in 2016 to pass these major pieces of legislation that could be the Aquino administration's legacy

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?

FOI bill: Marred by misconceptions

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:56 PM

'How can the public trust a government that cannot provide clear procedures for citizens to know what their government is up to?'

FOI bill: Marred by misconceptions

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe's Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines, among other advocacies

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Miriam Santiago: FOI priority but my medical records are secret

Oct 27, 2015 - 12:27 PM

'Why are you so nasty? What government do you want to grow into if this is your attitude?' Santiago tells those who continue to question her medical condition

Miriam Santiago: FOI priority but my medical records are secret

UPLB students to Binay: Fulfill promises, or we oust you as president

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Jejomar Binay promise before students to support agrarian reform, end labor contractualization, lessen the number of OFWs, amend the FOI bill, and probe human rights violations

UPLB students to Binay: Fulfill promises, or we oust you as president

Aquino, Enrile and anti-corruption lessons for PH

Sep 08, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Filipinos attending a global anti-corruption conference say the Philippines must work on campaign finance reform, and address blunders like the Enrile bail ruling

Aquino, Enrile and anti-corruption lessons for PH

How a freedom of information law slows the flow of information

Aug 27, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Despite the perceptions of many journalists, transparency laws are more about managing information than distributing it

How a freedom of information law slows the flow of information

FOI bill, INC crisis, North Korea upgrade | 12PM wRap

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

FOI bill, INC crisis, North Korea upgrade | 12PM wRap

Aquino pushes for FOI bill a day after SONA

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:16 PM

While President Aquino was silent on the freedom of information bill – one of his campaign promises – in his last SONA, he mentions it in his 2016 budget message to Congress

Aquino pushes for FOI bill a day after SONA

What Aquino failed to mention in his 2015 SONA

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Why were no references made to FOI, agrarian reform, and Mamasapano?

What Aquino failed to mention in his 2015 SONA

No right of reply in consolidated FOI bill

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Most politicians who push for the right of reply are afraid that the proposed bill will be used against them by the media, according to the bill's authors

No right of reply in consolidated FOI bill

Transparency 3.0 FOI: Asian perspectives, PH impact

Nov 26, 2014 - 4:07 PM

The forum will tackle the current FOI legislation and prospective implementation in the Philippines. Discussions will also be focused on the experiences of India and Indonesia.

Transparency 3.0 FOI: Asian perspectives, PH impact

Freedom of Information bill moves to House plenary

Nov 24, 2014 - 3:47 PM

The House committee on public information votes 10-3 to approve the proposed Freedom of Information Act; The bill now moves to the plenary for deliberations.

Freedom of Information bill moves to House plenary