Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) to be Signed by President Duterte Before SONA ~ Kwentology


On Monday, July 25, 2016, before delivering his very first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte will sign the executive order for the Freedom of Information Bill "FOI".
Image of President Rodrigo Duterte will sign the executive order for the Freedom of Information Bill FOI
Due to the constant and insistent demand… I have decided to hurry up the process. I have the copy now of the draft and this is the one with executive order on the Freedom of Information.

Now first I would like to remind everybody I can only bind the executive department, my branch of government. I cannot mind the other two, the judiciary and Congress because of the separation of power.

~ President Rodrigo Duterte
This is confirmed by Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar last Friday saying that executive order for FOI was already submitted to the president's office and will be prioritize.

Freedom of Information Bill Outline
Operationalizing in the executive branch the people’s constitutional right to information and the state of policies of full public disclosure and transparency in public service and providing guidelines therefore.

Benefits FOI Provisions
Access to official records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development, shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law.

FOI Prioritize Citizen's Interest Above All
The 1987 Constitution, Article III, Section 7 recognized the public's right to information - disclosure to welfare the citizens about government operations and documents.
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