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Who says President Aquino left FOI out of his State of the Nation Address? Freedom of Information advocate Vincent Lazatin took a closer look at PNoy's speech and found the devil in the details.
"Call me an optimist," said Lazatin, executive director of the Transparency and Accountability Network (TAN).
Deputy House Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III remains optimistic, too, but that's inspite of everybody else's dismayed thinking that President Aquino had skirted the issue altogether in his speech last Monday.
Not so, says Lazatin. "I knew FOI was mentioned in the President's SONA! All we had to do was look a little harder."
So look a little harder at the above screen grab from Lazatin's Facebook page. For FOI champions, hope springs eternal.