MANILA A total of 32 Government�Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) including the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Social Security System (SSS), and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) are now onboard the electronic Freedom of Information (eFOI) portal after a technical training workshop on Feb. 15 in Malacanang, Manila.
The eFOI portal, www.foi.gov.ph, is a platform which enables citizens and agencies to facilitate online requests for information within 15 working days.
To date, the eFOI portal now has 3,413 online requests for information lodged for 250 participating agencies which includes 183 national government agencies, 65 GOCCs, one state college, and one local water district.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Project Management Office continues to conduct capacity-building activities for government agencies to equip designated FOI personnel on the process, system, and technical operation of the eFOI agency dashboard.
It will also continue to conduct FOI Roadshows for local government units, civil society organizations, the media, the business sector, and the academe to likewise increase demand for government information.
The Presidential Communications Operations Office envisions to onboard 100 percent of executive agencies by the end of 2018.
Source: Philippine News Agency