IN A BIG, final push for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the 15th Congress, the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition has called a press briefing today, Jan. 18, 2013 in Quezon City.
The authors of the bill in the House of Representatives and leaders of the 160 civil society organizations and individuals that comprise the Coalition will attend.
The Coalition has urged House lawmakers to rush action on the FOI bill in the nine session days left from Jan. 23 to Feb. 8,after which they will adjourn again for the election campaign.
Support for the Coalition’s campaign continues to grow, meanwhile. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines, faculty members of the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines, and netizens and bloggers have also signed on to the campaign for the FOI bill to pass into law in the 15th Congress.