NLRC Fully Compliant with Freedom of Information (FOI) Requirements

Posted July 30,2019 02:54:50

The Freedom of Information – Project Management Office (FOI-PMO) congratulated the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) for fully complying with the requirements of the Freedom of Information which forms part of the criteria for the grant of the Enhanced Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for Fiscal Year 2018.


“The right of the people to information on matters of public concerns shall be fully recognized towards government transparency and accountability. All information shall nevertheless be subject to the limitation and exceptions provided under the existing law,” Chairman Gerardo Nograles said.


The requirements for FOI were set forth through the implementation of Executive Order No. 2, series of 2016 which aims to uphold transparency and accountability in the government sector.  To ensure the delivery by and responsiveness of departments and agencies in disclosing government information to the citizens, FOI criteria were included in the Enhanced Performance Based - Bonus for the year 2018.


For the last two (2) years, the NLRC was conferred Awards of Appreciation for accomplishing the required documents in operationalizing the Freedom of Information in the agency such as the signed and approved FOI Manual, Agency Information Inventory, 2017 FOI Summary, and 2017 FOI Registry.


These are all accessible in the NLRC’s transparency seal of the agency’s website. 


The NLRC, an attached agency of the DOLE, performs quasi-judicial functions primarily to resolve labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution.   


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