January 10, 2010 · Posted in: General

Pass Freedom of Info Act!

WITH just nine session days to go before the 14th Congress adjourns for the May 2010 elections, leaders of over 100 media and nongovernment organizations urged lawmakers to pass with dispatch the Freedom of Information Act, as a first step to enabling the conduct of clean, credible and orderly elections.

In a joint statement, the Right to Information Right Now! Network appealed to Speaker Prospero Nograles to promptly do one of two things: Lead the chamber in adopting the Senate version of the law, or quickly designate the members of the House of Representatives to the bicameral conference committee that will now have to reconcile the two chambers’s respective versions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Congress resumes session on January 18, and adjourns for the election campaign on February 5.

Read on at PCIJ.org

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