The PSA bags 2020 FOI award

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020


The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) was cited for championing the Freedom of Information (FOI) for its highest rate of response to requests for information from the public.

As conferred by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in a virtual awarding ceremony of FOI Recognition Award on 25 November 2020, PSA was recognized again as being one of the ‘Top Requested and Performing Agencies’. PSA has managed to perform and resolved at least 90 percent of requests for statistical data and access to information on Civil Registration Services and the Philippine Identification System.

The agency has also received a special citation on providing exceptional and significant contribution to FOI Program’s progress and development amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FOI Awards is an annual event that aims to recognize the remarkable contributions to the FOI Program of government offices in the executive branch, including government-owned and controlled corporations, state universities and colleges, and local water districts, in promoting open, transparent, and accountable governance.

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-Knowledge Management and Communications Division