19 Oct Duterte Forms FOI Exceptions Committee
In his Memorandum Circular No. 49, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the creation of a committee that will be responsible for reviewing the inventory of exceptions to the Freedom of Information Order.
It will also be required to periodically update the list of FOI exceptions “to properly reflect any change in existing laws and jurisprudence.”
The committee will be composed of representatives from the Presidential Communications Operations Office, Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, and the National Privacy Commission.