Isabatas na ang People's FOI #PeoplesFOInow
President Benigno Aquino III won on a platform of transparency and clean government. This gave us high hopes that the time for the realization of an FOI law has come. But with only a little more than two years remaining in the term of President Aquino, and with the Presidential elections just around the corner, the FOI Bill remains pending at the Committee level at the House of Representatives.
We need a law that will give life to the right of citizens to request and be given access to government information beyond what government chooses to disclose proactively. An FOI law responds to this by clarifying the scope of and exceptions to available information, by providing the definite procedure for requesting and being given access to information, and by imposing administrative or criminal liability for the violation of a citizen's right to information.
With time running out, we invite you to join us in expressing our collective clamor for President Aquino and Speaker Belmonte to exercise leadership and act decisively to pass the FOI Bill. Sign on to this letter, and invite your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. We will deliver the letter with our signatures to President Aquino and Speaker Belmonte one week before the President's State of the Nation Address in July.
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