LAST SEPTEMBER 27, advocates of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill gathered in front of the Batasang Pambansa to press legislators to enact the long delayed measure.
Lawyers, students, labor leaders, and journalists called on Congress to act swiftly on the bill which gives citizens the right to access information on government contracts, deals, and other documents. The groups say that the bill would be the best proof of the Aquino administration that it is committed to transparency and accountability.
The following is a video montage of Friday night’s gathering, edited by PCIJ’s multimedia producer Cong Corrales using pictures taken by himself and PCIJ platform architect Markku Seguerra. The photos are edited to a catchy tune sung by the FOI Youth Initiative and the UP-CSSP Student Council.