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Philippines

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance.
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site.
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public: Only the total amount; A summary of the main elements; The complete budget
The complete budget
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
No

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Notes
The following are the restrictions on access to plenary meetings (Committee on Rules, House of Representatives., Philippines) 1. Dress code 2. Camera, video and recorders are not allowed 3. Restricted access during executive meetings.
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
Restricted access during executive meetings.
There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings A dedicated channel is one that is mainly about parliament, and is accessible free of charge to the general public. The channel might be owned by Parliament or a public or private company. Dedicated channels may be broadcast by parliament, government, or another broadcaster. They may be carried on television, radio or the Internet (webcasting).

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
No

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
Source
Republic Act No. 1827 “An Act to Regulate Lobbying in the Congress of the Philippines and in the Commission on Appointments”
There is a register of accredited lobbyists