"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures"
Image taken at Kariba Lake, Zambia
I was watching the news a few nights ago. Watching current events is one of my interest yet not my hobby though i am not dreaming to be involved in any journalism activities cause peoples that are engaged to that are those who are tough enough to face the world of danger and truth.
Freedom of information bill was failed to be passed in the congress cause they say that there is lack of quorum. As Ive heard in the news, this bill is in the battle for 14 years now, then failed again at the LAST session of congressafter years of battles.Also, they have to re-apply it again and start from scratch.
What was this bill all about by the way? this bill will allow anybody to get a transparent information with regards to expenses in the Philippine government officials, projects and other related concerns.So, in other words, by this law, we will see if a project or a government official has had kickbacks or overpricing projects.
I really sympathize those people who are really hurt because of the failure of this bill. The media men whom i saw in the news that are really crying cause they say that even just a simple statement of liabilities, they find it hard to get from the government and they are being passed to other government agencies.
This maybe our answer in corruption
and i am just sad that it was not passed in the last session of congress considering that this bill is really helpful to us! and yet has to start again from the scratch after 14 years of pursuing this. I hope that this republic grows up, if they really are for people then they have to show it and besides, confidentiality and security information of an official or project is still being protected in this bill.
Again, I am just clearing myself here. I just wanna tell to my co-bloggers and fellow Filipino people what i feel about this issue as a citizen. I have nothing against of anybody yet i stand on what i believed for.
P.S.: 1. Today is the proclamation day of Noy-Bi in Congress. I hope that this is a start of a new Philippines. 2.If you want further information about this just ask Mr. Google! and a credit to him for the logo of the house of representatives that he lend to me.