Press Release
September 4, 2013

Statement of Sen. Nancy Binay on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill

I support the immediate passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill and urge the Administration to declare this as priority legislation, especially in the light of the recent controversies that have rocked the nation.

Access to information is an essential requirement of transparency and accountability. The FOI bill gives our citizens the necessary tools to fully participate in good governance, with the right to know government transactions, raise their grievances and for the government to act on this as enshrined in the Philippine Constitution.

The immediate passage of the FOI will make government agencies veritably transparent and public officials truly accountable to their bosses - the Filipino people.

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