Promise 1: Accessibility of SALNs of all senior government officials
As required by law, all Department Secretaries, Heads of Agencies, and senior officials from Director to Undersecretaries will be required to have their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) available and accessible to the public.
A Social Contract with the Filipino People (the Aquino campaign platform)
Promise 2: Government transparency: opening up government transactions
June 6, 2012: Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile promised to have the upper House pass the freedom of information (FOI) bill after the Senate's regular session starts on July 23. He described it as a priority measure. The FOI's version in the Senate, called the People's Ownership of Government Information (POGI) Act of 2012, reached the Senate plenary three days before the second regular session of the 15th Congress ended. The bill, which substitutes 14 other FOI bills filed by various senators, is largely similar to Malacañang's version sent to Congress in January. (Continue reading)
May 7, 2012: House Speaker Sonny Belmonte said the freedom of information (FOI) and the reproductive health (RH) bills won't be passed before the third State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino. Belmonte said the two bills will temporarily take the back seat because there are more important measures that are being prioritized including the anti-trust law which needs to be approved to help the country’s economy. (Continue reading)
February 4, 2012: The revised Freedom of Information (FOI) bill proposed by Malacañang will require all government agencies to publish on the Internet contracts and agreements, as well as statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALNs) of officials. The proposed FOI Act requires disclosure of all information pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as government research data used as a basis for policy development. (Continue Reading)