PNoy won't certify FOI bill as urgent

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 16 2013 03:09 PM | Updated as of Jan 17 2013 02:56 AM

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU—President Aquino has currently no plans to certify the freedom of information (FOI) bill as urgent.

Speaking to reporters, Aquino said that the Palace was already able to give its inputs to the bill and that it is now waiting for the “final output” from Congress.

“Tatanungin natin,” he said when asked if he will certify the FOI bill as urgent.

"Ilang araw na lang ang natitira sa session ng Kongreso pagpasok. ‘Di ba proseso nila yun? Naibigay na namin ang inputs namin sa FOI. Pagkakaintindi ko matatanggap ang mga amendments na minungkahi namin. So iniintay na lang namin ang finished na output.”

Meantime, he said that the Kasambahay bill has yet to reach his desk for his signature so it can be enacted into law.