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".
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.
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