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Youth group still hopeful on FOI

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Youth group still hopeful on FOI

10:58 PM August 27, 2013

We may not have been successful in pushing for Rep. Emmeline Aglipay as chair of the House Committee on Public Information, but we do not count this as a defeat. This changes nothing. Our resolve in our campaign remains steadfast and firm.

We in the FOI [Freedom of Information] Youth Initiative thank Representative Aglipay for her courage to accept the nomination of her colleagues to the position. During this time when government is shrouded by scandals that involve massive misuse of public funds, she continues to be an inspiration to us, the youth, in our struggle for transparency and accountability.

We call on Rep. Jorge Almonte to exercise fairness as chair of the Committee on Public Information. We hope that we can work well with him in our fight for FOI, which should be the centerpiece legislative agenda of the committee that he now leads. He can count on our cooperation and participation in matters involving this particular measure. May he be guided by the same principles that fuel our desire for a government that is open and honest to the people.

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—ALLAN PANGILINAN
FOI Youth Initiative (FYI)
youth4foi@gmail.com

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