Duterte ready to launch FOI law; vows to stop media killings
DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to issue an executive order (EO) that would implement the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) law.
A Palace official on Sunday said that the new administration will issue an executive order to implement FOI.
Former President Benigno Aquino III made the FOI a priority legislation during his term but failed to pass in Congress, despite urgent calls from various sectors.
In an interview over state-run radio dzRB, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said that the Palace is already preparing a draft of the said EO.
“This week po abangan niyo po ang aming draft po at sana — hinahabol po namin ang draft po ng executive order para po sa Freedom of Information at i-a-anunsyo po namin iyan,” Andanar said.
The issuance of the said EO is the realization of Duterte’s commitment to impose the right to information which he made months before he assumed office.
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