FOI bill gets Senate nod

Posted at 12/18/12 12:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Aside from the reproductive health bill, the Senate also passed the freedom of information bill on 3rd and final reading on Monday.

Senators voted 17-0.

Over at the House, the FOI bill has only been approved on 1st reading.

Congressmen plan to continue debates on it next year.

The FOI bill aims to promote transparency by giving the public access to government records and information. - The World Tonight, ANC, December 17, 2012

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