WPU Freedom of Information Manual is now available
Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:53



The Board of Regents of the Western Philippines University has approved the Freedom of Information Manual during its special meeting on September 14, 2017 held at the Executive House, Puerto Princesa Campus. The 22-page FOI Manual of the Western Philippines University was formulated in compliance to Section 8 of EO No. 2 directing all government agencies under the Executive branch to prepare within one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the effectivity thereof a People’s FOI Manual. This Manual includes among others the following provisions:


(1) The location and contact information of the head and other established offices where the stakeholders can obtain information or submit requests;

(2) The person or office responsible for receiving requests for information;

(3) The procedure for the filing and processing of request;

(4) The standard forms for the submission of requests and for the proper acknowledgement of request;

(5) The process for the disposition of requests;

(6) The procedure for administrative appeal of any denial of access to information; and

(7) The schedule of applicable fees. 


The purpose of the FOI Manual is to guide and assist the stakeholders of the processes and procedures involved in request for information pursuant to EO No. 2. It likewise sets out the rules, procedures and guidelines to be followed by the officials and employees of the offices within the University for requests for access to information. 


Read the WPU FOI MANUAL here.


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