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Gov’t making access to public information harder

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LIMITED TRANSPARENCY. Government offices such as the Land Transportation Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission have set tighter rules that discourage the public from accessing information.
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.

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