“I believe in full transparency in government service, by upholding the right of the citizenry to freedom of information and full disclosure on matters of public concern.”
This is the Pledge of Integrity that every member of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), from Sec. Art Tugade himself, down the line, has sworn to uphold.
Thus, we fully support the thrust of the Duterte administration to empower the citizenry with the Freedom Of Information (FOI), which primarily champions transparency, accountability, and good governance.
And in the last 4 years, under the dedicated and resolute leadership of Sec. Art Tugade, the DOTr has been recognized as one of the top performing and most requested executive department in the FOI recognition program.
As of 13 September 2021, DOTr has received a total of 1,497 eFOI requests, and has already processed 1,492 of these, while 5 requests are subject for immediate action, or needing additional information.
In underscoring the importance and value of the FOI, our Transportation Chief has reiterated, time and again, that as public servants, an integral part of our work environment and culture of excellence should primarily include the virtues of honesty and transparency.
Because the Filipino people deserve nothing less.
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