THE OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP (OGP), an international initiative to promote transparency in all countries, released on Thursday a report by its Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) on the compliance by the Philippine government of its commitments to improve transparency and accountability in the country.
The IRM is an independent monitoring system developed by the OGP to assess the progress of member-countries in pursuing transparency initiatives. For the Philippines, PCIJ Executive Director Malou Mangahas was chosen as the IRM researcher.
During the formal launch of the report to the public, Mangahas presented both the findings and recommendations developed from a series of meetings and consultations with government representatives and stakeholders, and research and analysis of government documents and websites.
The following is a composite of presentations by Mangahas as well as other stakeholders and reactors during the launch of the OGP-IRM Philippine report in Manila. The video was produced by PCIJ Multimedia deputy producer Cong B. Corrales.