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Dec 5, 2017 @ 17:29

DBM hailed as lone FOI champion agency under Duterte


This agency stuck out like a sore thumb, but in a good way.

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is the only Executive department to be awarded as the Freedom of Information (FOI) Champion durin the 2017 FOI annual awards.

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno proudly accepted the award from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar during the awards ceremony at the Rizal Park Hotel on Monday, Dec. 4.

The DBM brought home the award for their “outstanding commitment in ensuring transparency in public service,” it said in a statement.

DBM is one of the pilot agencies covered by the eFOI platform, with a dedicated team at the central office handling data requests. The agency received and processed 153 requests as of end-November.

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