NAMRIA won three awards of recognition in the recently held 2020 Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards. The pre-recorded awarding ceremony was live streamed on 25 November 2020 via FOI Philippines Facebook Page and other media platforms of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). NAMRIA, under the leadership of NAMRIA Administrator, Usec. Peter N. Tiangco, PhD, was one of 28 “top-requested and performing agencies in the eFOI Portal [www.foi.gov.ph]
with 50-249 requests and with at least 90% closed or resolved transactions.”
NAMRIA was also one of 16 government agencies which received a special citation for its “untiring dedication and commitment to the FOI Program during the COVID-19 pandemic by keeping their channels of information open and active to the public.” Last year, NAMRIA was awarded “for being one of the top requested and performing agencies in the eFOI Portal.”
NAMRIA’s FOI Receiving Officer, Ms. Zenaida A. Leaño, won again this year as one of the country’s best FOI receiving officers. The Best FOI Officer awardees were cited “for their efforts and best practices” in making “the implementation of the FOI Program possible and more effective in their respective agencies.” They garnered a criteria rate of 90% to 99% and fulfilled the criteria of: (1) having been formally designated as an FOI Receiving Officer; (2) having actively participated in FOI activities; (3) having established consistent communication with FOI-PMO; (4) providing reasonable assistance to requesting parties; and (5) their agency's performance rate as being 90% and above.
The FOI Awards was established in 2017 to recognize the efforts of government agencies, individuals and organizations that contributed to the development and progress of the FOI Program in the Executive branch. On 14 October 2020, the 2020 FOI Awards Screening Committee conducted an evaluation and deliberation of the nominees and potential awardees based on the criteria provided under the FOI Memorandum Circular No. 4, s. 2020. (Source: PCOO)
FOI Philippines screenshot for the 2020 FOI Awards showing
the official logo of NAMRIA with those of other winning agencies
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