Isko Moreno's First Executive Order: Freedom of Information

The Manila mayor is making good on his promise of open governance.
IMAGE FACEBOOK/ Isko Moreno Domagoso

A new batch of Metro Manila mayors have just started their terms, and all eyes are on the fresh names that have ended dynasties in their respective areas. Mayor Isko Moreno—who is taking charge after Joseph Estrada's six-year rule over the City of Manila—signed his first Executive Order: "An Order Mandating The Adoption Of An Open Governance Policy In The City Of Manila," on July 1, according to the Manila Public Information Office.


Uploaded in full to the office's website, this order makes sure Manila will uphold two basic rights of the people: "to know and have access to documents and proceedings of the government on matters of public concern," aside from having an open "path for citizens to express their concerns and grievances towards official acts."

Main image from the Isko Moreno Domagoso Facebook page.

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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