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FOI for government statistics

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I look forward to a Freedom of Information Act that will, in particular, increase public access to the raw data gathered in the government’s censuses and surveys, which underlie its published summary statistics, and, indeed, could be used to produce many other statistics of value that the government does not publish.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

So is this why Aquino doesn’t want FOI law?

It all makes sense now why the Aquino administration doesn’t support the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill. Especially with President Aquino’s and Senate President Franklin Drilon’s link to Janet Lim-Napoles coming to light for all the world to see, and following revelations about Mr. Aquino’s improper release of millions if not billions of pesos to provide financial support to Team PNoy in the May 13 elections. Now I understand everything: The Aquino administration refuses to support the passage of an FOI law because it wants to hide its own misuse of “pork funds.”

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Like yesterday

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So when are we going to have a Freedom of Information Act?

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Youth group still hopeful on FOI

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.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Pork barrel use in budget makes FOI passage necessary

If President Aquino will accept his pork barrel and include pork barrel allocations in the national budget, there is no reason he shouldn’t support the passage of the Freedom of Information bill.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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