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Ping supports government’s planned FOI portal

Nov 7, 2016 @ 8:57

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Friday threw his support behind a planned government “Freedom of Information” portal that will monitor the status of government funds and projects.

Lacson aired his support via a reply to Department of Public Works and Highways undersecretary Karen Jimeno’s tweet regarding the portal.

“Way to go!” he said.1

But Lacson also advised Jimeno, who worked under him at the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, to tell the new government about eMPATHY.

eMPATHY, short for e-Management Platform: Accountability and Transparency Hub for Yolanda, is the mechanism the OPARR under Lacson adopted to keep track of rehabilitation projects for those affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, which devastated the Visayas in 2013.

“The public must know who are corrupt and incompetent,” Lacson said.

Jimeno noted the upcoming FOI Portal allows the public to monitor projects.

She said the information in the portal “will include funds spending & project status.”

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