June 18, 2021

Position Paper on Freedom of Information

The Business Community strongly supports the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. This proposed legislation has consistently been identified as a legislative priority by the Philippine Business Groups – Joint Foreign Chambers (PBG-JFC). We acknowledge the laudable aim of the bills of promoting and strengthening the people’s right to information by allowing citizens to request from the government, information involving public interest or government transaction at any given time and subject to limitations.

We fully commit to advocate for an FOI Act that will uphold integrity, accountability, and transparency of the government which at the same time, is protective of the rights of commercial undertakings or businesses as we believe this can pave the way for favorable economic development in the country.


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