Duterte admin to open Freedom of Information website on Nov. 25

The Duterte administration will re-launch a website on Nov. 25 called Open Data Philippines that all public government information from offices will be available online. Of course, this is part of the Executive Order on the Freedom of Information (FOI).

"While the FOI Program enhances the public's right to government information, Open Data Philippines provides the central portal where requested and proactively disclosed data and information may be accessed," Andanar said.

Other than that, Andanar said they will also provide an electronic FOI (eFOI) facility to manage and monitor requests of the public in what they need.

"It is hoped that when the eFOI platform is launched on November 25, citizens will be able to conveniently request for government data and information online," Andanar said.

According to the report, initially, these are some of the agencies that will be available: Presidential Communications Office (PCO), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).

The administration expects to incorporate all workplaces secured by the Executive Order on FOI by 2018. 

The eFOI platform also expects to guarantee more proficient information collection and to give the general population less demanding access to government information.

Source: CNN

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