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Philippines Progress Report 2013-2015

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is releasing for public comment the Philippines progress report. The report covers the first year of implementation of the second Philippines action plan. Malou Mangahas of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism wrote the IRM report. Her findings are summarized below: 

The Philippines action plan derives entirely from preexisting Good Governance Initiatives. Consequently, it is hard to see how— formally improved— participation in the OGP process influenced the design of the plan. Otherwise notable progress suffers from the continuing lack of a fundamental freedom of information law and whistleblower protection.

The entire report is available using the links on this page. The OGP invites all stakeholders to make comments on the draft document to ensure that the final version represents all possible perspectives. Those interested can comment below or send more substantial comments to The comments made during this stage will be published alongside the final report. In addition, where relevant, comments will be integrated into the final version of the report.


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