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The Open Data Philippines and the new Freedom of Information (FOI) Executive Order, aims to create an active exchange of information between the government and the public by introducing a central database for all publicly available government data and information through data.gov.ph.

Today, the Open Data Philippines Task Force, together with the Department of Finance, published the Reference of Open Data and Fiscal Transparency Practices in the Asia Pacific, a compilation of open data programs among APEC member economies.

Last June, the Open Data Task Force released Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) no. 2015-01, a document outlining specific guidelines to help government agencies implement open data.

Under the Finance Ministers’ Process, the APEC Workshop on Fiscal Management through Transparency and Reforms was held last June 9-10 in Bagac, Bataan.

In line with our commitment to sustain data transparency, the Open Data Task Force has released Joint Memorandum Circular no. 2015-01, which contains specific guidelines for agencies on how to implement open data.

Companies participating in the EITI publish the amounts they pay to their respective governments, which in turn also publish their collections from these industries.

In support of our thrust to promote the use and reuse of data, the Task Force recently partnered with the University of the Philippines’ National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) to organize a two-day Open Data Boot Camp.

Agencies play a crucial role in the work of opening up government data. It is their support and active participation that has allowed for the continued expansion of the Open Data portal, which currently hosts a total of 1,237 data files.