[Blueboard] Toward achieving good governance through Freedom of Information

Jaime G. Hofilena jghofilena at ateneo.edu
Thu Nov 27 16:37:26 PHT 2014


​27 November 2014

I wish to endorse the Ateneo School of Government's (ASoG) invitation, in
collaboration with Asia Society, to a roundtable discussion entitled MAKING
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE THROUGH FOI: EVIDENCE FROM ABROAD, to be held on
Tuesday, 2 December 2014, from 2-5 pm at the ASoG Conference Room.

Empirical evidence shall be examined of how a Freedom of Information (FOI)/
Right to Information (RTI) legislation makes government accountable, based
on the experience of a country that pioneered FOI/ RTI. Guest speaker is
Mr. Shri Yashovardhan Azad, Information Commissioner of the Central
Information Commission of India.
This is the third installment of the ASoG's "Ako, Ikaw, Tayo, May
Pananagutan" series of activities, which seek to raise awareness on the
importance of accountability in governance, particularly in sustaining
reforms. It provides an avenue for equipping members of the University
community with knowledge on good governance and political/national issues
that would enable them to make critical and in-depth analyses thereon,
which is among the strategies for furthering the University strategic goal
of Reform [of] Governance and Politics in line with the Nation-Building
thrust.

The activity also serves to partially advance the University's involvement,
as a Philippine Jesuit institution, in the Jesuit Philippine Province's
pursuit of a Mindanao peace and development agenda, with Freedom of
Information having been identified as a priority policy advocacy agenda.

Please contact ASoG at (02) 9202920 or (02) 4266001 loc. 4644 to reserve a
seat for you.

Jaime G. Hofileña
VP for Social Development
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