This is in response to the letter titled “FOI looming large, thanks to Grace and Leni” (Opinion, 6/3/14).
It is heartwarming to note that the enactment into law of the much-longed-for freedom of information (FOI) bill looms on the horizon never as closely as before. And two female lawmakers, both Congress “neophytes” at that, are making this possible.
By Peter Wallace
We’ve seen remarkable change in the past three years. And it’s been in the most important area: attitude, or how people think about themselves and their country. There’s a confidence and optimism in business that had gone underground under Gloria Arroyo and we’d lost hope. Well, hope is back.
By Amando Doronila
The administration of President Aquino pronounced on Tuesday the death sentence on the freedom of information (FOI) bill by leaving the fate of its passage in the hands of its minions in the House of Representatives.
By Conrado de Quiros
The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill that the Senate passed last Monday will not include Malacañang divulging the proceedings of its confidential meetings. At least until such time as those meetings end up in policy declarations, in which case the public may demand a summary of their salient points.