DENR Administrative Order No. 29 of 2016 (DENR Freedom of Information Manual)
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The Administrative Order establishes the "DENR Freedom of Information Manual (FOI)" pursuant to Executive Order No.2 entitled "Operationalizing in the Executive Branch the People's Constitutional Rights to Information and the State Policies of Full Public Disclosure and Transparency in the Public Service and Providing Guidelines Therefor". It ensures that every Filipino has access to information, official records, public records, documents pertaining to official acts and decisions, and to government research data. The FOI Manual includes eight parts: (i) overview; (ii) definition of terms; (iii) promotion of openness in government; (iv) protection of privacy; (v) standard operating procedures; (vi) remedies in case of denial of request; (vii) fees; and (viii) administrative liability.
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