GCG ADOPTS AN INTERIM FREEDOM OF INFORMATION MANUAL
(Released on 29 November 2016)
The Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) has adopted an Interim Freedom of Information Manual to guide and assist the GCG and the public in dealing with requests of information. The Interim FOI Manual of GCG was signed and issued on 25 November 2016 following the issuance in 23 July 2016 of Executive Order No. 2 on Freedom of Information.
Designed to accommodate requests of information from the public regarding matters falling within the mandate of the GCG under Republic Act No. 10149, the Interim FOI Manual of the Governance Commission for GOCCs outlines the procedure of filing and processing of request for access to information, and the grant or denial, and remedies thereof.
The GCG has taken measures to operationalize the policy of the State on public disclosure of transactions and information involving public interest through the adoption of an Interim Freedom of Information Manual.
The Interim FOI Manual of the Governance Commission for GOCCs was adopted by GCG pending the issuance of the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) of a Memorandum Circular providing for the inventory of exceptions to the access of information.
Click here to view the Interim Freedom of Information Manual of the Governance Commission for GOCCs.
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Veronica Paula D. Castro
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