News Release

One month to go for government agencies to upload FOI Manuals

Government agencies have one month to comply before the validation process on the eligibility to the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) officially starts.

Agencies must upload their Freedom of Information (FOI) People’s Manuals to their respective Transparency Seal pages on or before 1 October 2017. This is a part of a new requirement under the 2017 guidelines for the criteria and conditions for the grant of the PBB.

The inclusion of the FOI criteria was an initiative of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting Systems or Task Force AO 25.

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) issued a memorandum circular on the validation process.

Each agency shall send a letter to the PCOO requesting for a validation of their compliance. Once confirmed, the PCOO will then issue a Compliance Certificate signed by the FOI Program Director. This certificate will serve as the official document that will be submitted to the Task Force AO 25.

Deadline for the validation request letter is at 12:00 midnight of 1 October 2017, Sunday. ### PCOO-PLA