Senate to review exemptions in FOI executive order

Twenty-nine years since the first freedom of information (FOI) bill in Congress was filed, the Philippine Congress has yet to pass an FOI Act. Senator Grace Poe, who chairs of the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media said that the 17th Congress is looking forward to pass the FOI bill next year saying that the law is not just about transparency and accountability, but also about creating an enabling environment for social participation.

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OVP set to deliver more with less

The Office of the Vice-President is asking the Congress for a smaller budget for 2017 while eyeing improved housing services, to be facilitated through better partnerships and improved institutional structures.

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House panel approves P2,000 pension increase

The committee on government enterprises and privatization approved a measure granting an increase of P2,000 in the Social Security System (SSS) monthly pension of the elderly.

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