A computerized system introduced in 2008 is supposed to address corruption by making processes uniform and transparent and by reducing discretion on the part of land titling personnel. But is the system effective?
Government offices craft their own policies to further restrict access to public documents – contrary to the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act
January 7, 2016 — It’s no secret that trying to access official government records is no easy task in the Philippines. But towards the end of President Benigno Aquino III’s term, obtaining copies of public documents has been painstakingly harder than ever.