Philippines

The Philippine Coalition, led by partner organization Ateneo, is currently conducting a TAI pilot poverty assessment of the region. They have concluded their TAI Assessment and are now in a post-assessment phase.

The Access Initiative Philippines has been actively involved with the Access to Information Network (ATIN), a group of NGOs and other networks advocating for the passage of the Freedom on Information Bill in the Philippines. TAI Philippines with ATIN became part of the Technical Workshop Group to draft and deliberate on the Bill for submission to the Access to Information Committee in the House of Representative. The Freedom on Information Bill has already been passed at the 14th Philippine Congress last 12 May 2008. The next task of TAI with ATIN is to lobby at the Senate to pass its counterpart bill and to scale up our advocacy activities in bringing Access to Information in the forefront.

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Freedom of Information Bill - House Bill 03732130.47 KB
TAI Philippines Panel - Photo39.57 KB
TAI Philippines - Loraine Gatlabayan - Photo42.66 KB