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Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the Philippines is a bill that requires the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of government officials and members of the Judiciary to be disclosed to the public. This bill is still on the process of legislation.
a photo snapshot of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill
Government Officials Required to Disclosed Their SALN
Under this bill, the government officials required to disclosed their SALN annually are:
Importance of FOI
Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill will create a government that is more transparent and clean. It will help in creating government reforms, fighting corruptions and strengthening institutions.
Accessibility of the FOI
Filipino citizens cannot access all information of government officials and agencies. These are information relating to national security or defense, foreign affairs, when accessing its information may weaken the government's negotiating position and may jeopardize its diplomatic relations.
Specifically, the kind of information that are withheld and should be kept secret are those that could:
Are you in favor of this Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill? If not, why?
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