Archive for the ‘Access to Information’ Category

By Cong B. Corrales PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III would do well to act on his campaign promises promptly as he approaches his last 12 months in Malacañang. In a letter to Aquino, the Philippine Business Groups and Joint Foreign Chambers...

THE Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) in partnership with the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is pleased to announce the launch of Data Journalism Ph 2015. Supported by the World Bank, the program will train journalists and citizen...

THE House of Representatives should not waste a day longer and act with dispatch on the Freedom of Information bill. In fact, what the House needs to do at this time, with Congress set to go on recess on June 12, is to put the FOI bill on top priority,...

We are reposting this article originally titled "Brazilian investigative journalist beheaded" and first published on the website of the International Press Institute on May 21, 2015.  By Elena Pramesberger, IPI Contributor VIENNA, May 21, 2015 – A...

By Cong B. Corrales FREEDOM OF INFORMATION advocates expressed concern over the delay of the submission of the committee report of the House Committee on Public Information to the House Secretary General, Wednesday (May 20) as this will "impact the...

THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION Act is on the cusp of passage into law, if only the House of Representatives will work with a little more speed and focus on the bill in the next nine months. Should that happen, an FOI law might well be the best Christmas...

TOO LATE but worth the three-month wait? The search is over, at least for the chairman and two commissioners of the Commission on Elections, and the Office of the President seems to have risen from slumber. Vacant seats in two other constitutional...