Mayor Rama signs Freedom of Information Ordinance in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama signed, on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Ordinance of 2019 entitled “An Ordinance Operationalizing Freedom of Information in the City Government of Cebu and…

Freedom of Information ordinance passed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has passed the ordinance that would improve the transparency of public transactions in the city government. The Freedom of Information (FOI) ordinance authored by outgoing Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr.,…

Give FOI bill ‘one big push’, Poe asks colleagues

07/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe is appealing to her colleagues to give the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill “one big push” in the 18th Congress as she refiled the measure on Tuesday. Senate Bill No. 121…

Tañada calls for passage of FOI bill to stamp out corruption

Inquirer.net 10/16/2018

FORMER Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada urged both chambers of Congress to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill as it would help stop corruption in the country. According to Tañada, the proposal for an FOI law has…

Council fails to override Osmeña’s veto on FOI ordinance

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/07/2017

They tried, but the majority bloc of the Cebu City Council failed to override the veto of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña on the Freedom of Information (FOI) ordinance earlier approved by the council. Councilor Jose Daluz…

Open access to public information

Editorial 12/07/2016

While we do know about the respective orders issued by Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing and Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III to their department heads in relation to the Freedom of Information order issued by President Rodrigo…

Exempted sa FOI ang prosecution service?

Lloyd Suarez 11/27/2016

Wa ko kasabot ni Assistant City Prosecutor Ma. Theresa Casiño kinsa maoy gi-designate nga spokesperson sa Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office kay gilisod-lisod gyud ko nga maka-access sa mga dokumento sa mga kaso nga may public interest. Nga…

Cebu press council backs proposed FOI ordinance

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/08/2016

THE Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) has expressed its support to a proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) ordinance by Cebu City Councilor Jose Daluz III. In a public hearing yesterday, the CCPC, through a statement by its executive…

Expect electronic FOI by November – Andanar

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 09/23/2016

If the Duterte administration meets its self-imposed deadline, starting Nov. 25, 2016, various information on public transactions will be made available on government websites except for a considerable 166 matters involving national security, executive privilege and invasion…

CCPC to local gov’t units: Have speedy system to release info

Dominic D. Yasay 09/22/2016

The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) yesterday took a step to reinforce the freedom of information order to help Cebu journalists gain easier and faster access to government information and transactions. The CCPC, during its 44th quarterly meeting…

Davide issues executive order for FOI at Capitol

Nestle L. Semilla 09/22/2016

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III yesterday issued Executive Order No. 15, which is an FOI order for the Cebu Provincial government. “This is our way in supporting our president. You know dili mi parehas og partido but…

Cebu press council calls on LGUs to enforce FOI order

Lesley Cara Delos Santos 09/22/2016

The Cebu City-Press Council (CCPC) passed a resolution during its 44th quarterly meeting urging local government units of Cebu to uphold transparency by implementing the Freedom of Information (FOI) Executive Order No. 02 series 2016 signed by…

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