First FOI conference held

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Thursday, June 15, brought together Freedom of Information (FOI) decision-makers and receiving officers of various government agencies for the first FOI conference held in Quezon City.

PH FOI advocates attend Open Government Summit in Paris, 10 Dec. 2016

(Paris, France) – Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Martin Andanar, together with Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno, joined other global leaders in government, academe, media, and multilateral organizations at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Paris, France on December 7-9, 2016.

FOI Passage: A step in the right direction, 26 Nov. 2016

The Duterte administration fulfilled yet another milestone. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar formally introduced the People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual in a ceremony held at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan on November 25, 2016.

PRRD to prioritize ConCon, FOI

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is pushing for a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) as a mode of changing some provisions of the Constitution which is among the priorities of the administration, said Presidential Spokesperson  Ernesto Abella who presided over the first press briefing in Malacanang on Monday. “As far as we know, President Duterte favors ConCon,” said Abella, pointing out that “it’s more consultative and with more representation.” He explained that ChaCha (charter change) is among the priorities of Read More

EO on FOI expected until next week – Andanar

“The best days are yet to come.” Presidential Communications Office Secretary, Martin Andanar has announced that the long-awaited Freedom of Information Bill is being finalized and is expected within the week, he said over Radyo ng Bayan on Sunday. “This week, watch out for the draft of the Executive Order for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act which should be released within the week. This is the President’s commitment to Read More