The CICC Freedom of Information Receiving Officers (FROs) Lorenzo Miguel Pastrana, and Paolo Miguel Salva accompanied by Mr. Robert S. Paguia, Chief of the International Cooperation on Cybercrime Division participated in the 2022 FOI Receiving Officers’ (FROs) Hangouts last June 9, 2022, held at the City Garden Suites, Malate, Manila. This annual event aims to echo the importance of an overall review of the major accomplishments, challenges, and innovative solutions to improve the implementation of the FOI Program. Hosted by the Freedom of Information Project Management Office (FOI-PMO) in coordination with the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the Host and Officers accommodated 51 government agencies, including our Agency with lively discussions and enjoyable activities.

IN PHOTO: CICC FOI Receiving Officers Lorenzo Miguel Pastrana, Paolo Miguel Salva, and CICC-ICCD Chief Robert S. Paguia with PCOO Usec. Kristian R. Ablan, FOI Program Director

The event host Ms. Trish Maranan, Project Development Officer III of the FOI-PMO, introduced the Hangouts’ program, which included the updates to the FOI Program and various workshops. PCOO Usec. Kristian R. Ablan, FOI Program Director, welcomed the participants of the face-to-face event after three years of going online due to the pandemic. Likewise, Ms. Danica Orcullo, Project Development Officer IV of the FOI-PMO presented the FOI Program Updates, which included reports on the (a) Compliance Status of the various agencies under the Executive Department, and the (b) Review of the new Issuances regarding FOI.

Lastly, Chief of the Compliance Monitoring Division Ms. Eden Darlene A. Mendoza discussed the plans and other projects of the FOI-PMO as follows:

  • FOI Bootcamp for newly-designated FOI Receiving Officers;
  • FOI Mentoring Program; and
  • 2022 Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards

FOI Receiving Officers from multiple agencies in the FRO Hangouts on the 9th of June 2022 at the City Garden Suites, Malate, Manila