PCOO recognizes PUP's compliance with AO25 Sec. 5 (FOI Manual)Krupskaya Valila, News, Communication Management Office
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines was recognized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office for the former's compliance with Administrative Order 25 Inter-Agency Task Force (AO 25 IATF) Section 5 requirement.
AO 25 Memorandum Circular Number 2017-1 Section 5 stated that "Freedom of Information (FOI) Manual as defined by Executive Order No. 2, S. 2016 be uploaded in the agency Transparency Seal, subject to conditions".
The University's FOI manual can be accessed through the Transparency page on the website, particularly in Section 8 ( https://www.pup.edu.ph/goodgovernance/transparency/2017/ ), which makes the institution fully-compliant with AO25 Section 5.
The University Freedom of Information Committee was headed by Vice President for Branches and Campuses Prof. Pascualito B. Gatan while FOI Manual draft committee was headed by University Legal Counsel Director Atty. Joanna Marie A. Liao and Atty. Michele Anne C. Tesalona.
AO 25 IATF is a "body created by the virtue of Administrative Order No. 25 to undertake the task of monitoring and evaluating the performance of government agencies; aims to promote transparency by providing access to information about the programs, targets, and performance of all agencies in the public sector".
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