Revisiting FOI

Transparency and accountability are two foundational principles of democracy. As such, they are well entrenched in the Philippine Constitution, which provides for the right of Filipinos to hold the government and public officials accountable for any or all of their mistakes or shortcomings. The signing of Executive Order (EO) №2 Read more…


Revisiting Comeleak, by the numbers

This article was originally posted at GMA News Online A little over two years ago, in the run-up to the 2016 national elections, a massive data breach earned the Philippines an unenviable place in the global spotlight. The headlines then said it all: Personal data of 55 million Filipino voters exposed! Read more…

By Jamael Jacob, ago

FMA: Need for national ID system must be pitted against legitimate dangers

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018,the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) released a briefing paper on the long-standing effort by government to establish a national ID system in the Philippines. FMA is a civil society organization that aims to assist civil society organizations and other development stakeholders in promoting and defending their Read more…

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