11 September 2015

Youth groups: 'All eyes on Congress!'

11 September 2015 — The National Youth Commission, together with the FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) and Akbayan Youth, held a press conference to reiterate the call for the passage of the People's Freedom of Information Act. 

NYC Chairperson Gio Tingson declared that "all eyes are on FOI and on Congress." He added that since the House of Representatives in the 16th Congress was able to shepherd the approval of several youth measures, it must also pass the People's FOI Act, which will ultimately benefit young Filipinos. 

Nic Angeles of FYI and UP ALYANSA supported Tingson's statement by saying that "the youth will eventually take the reins of leadership in this country, and [they] want to inherit a government that is worthy of the people's trust." The FYI will continue and strengthen its efforts to lobby for the enactment of the People's FOI Act as it invites more young people to join its campaign for transparency and accountability in all levels of government. 

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