FOR: All Heads of Executive Departments, Bureaus, Offices, Commissions, Authorities or Agencies of the National Government, Government-Owned and/or Controlled Corporations, State Universities and Colleges, and Local Government Units
SUBJECT: Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual
DATE: 13 September 2016
This is to respectfully remind you that Executive Order (EO) No. 2, issued on 23 July 2016, specifically directed all government offices under the Executive Branch, including but not limited to the national government and all its offices, departments, bureaus, offices, and instrumentalities, including government-owned and/or controlled corporations, and state universities and colleges to prepare its own People’s FOI Manual and formulate implementing details within one hundred twenty (120) calendar days upon effectivity of the EO. Local Government Units are encouraged to observe and be guided by the EO.
Further, the one hundred twenty (120) calendar days shall be counted from 27 July 2016, when the EO was published in the Manila Bulletin newspaper. These requirements should be complied with, on or before 25 November 2016.
The Presidential Communications Operations Office will release a model FOI Manual by 7 October 2016, which you can either adopt or use as template. PCOO also plans to hold FOI Workshops on 13, 14, 20 and 21 October 2016.
For your information.
(Sgd.) JOSE RUPERTO MARTIN M. ANDANAR
Presidential Communications Secretary