Committees on Public Information & Mass Media joint with Civil Service & Government Reorganization; and Finance tackled Freedom of Information act [S. Nos. 18, 36, 44, 64, 74, 90, 217, 514, 1219 &P.S. Res. No. 102]
Sen JV Ejercito asking the resource persons for their inputs on the FOI, as Committee chair Sen Grace Poe listens.
“I think it is the proper time to pass the Freedom of Information Act. I hope this measure would be certified (as urgent) and not just part of the President’s priority legislations in the LEDAC so that we will be sure this time in the 16th Congress,” Sen JV said, as one of the authors of the measure (Senate Bill 217).
During the FOI hearing at the Committee Level, Sen JV Ejercito, Sen Grace Poe and Sen Sonny Angara lead the discussions. Sen JV Ejercito welcomed the swift passage of the Freedom of Information Bill on its second and final hearing by the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media on Wednesday, September 18.
Sen JV Ejercito engaging blogger Tonyo Cruz during the FOI hearing at Senate of the Philippines.