DOJ gets FOI compliance certificate for 2021

Published May 25, 2022, 9:25 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Department of Justice

For the past five years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has received Freedom of Information (FOI) Certificate of Compliance, the latest was for the year 2021.

“The certificate signifies that the Department is fully compliant with the enhanced FOI requirements, as validated by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), pursuant to Section 5 (b) of Memorandum Circular No. 2021-1, issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring Information and Reporting Systems (Task Force Administrative Order, s. 2011),” the DOJ said in its Facebook post.

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Wednesday, May 25, “we started receiving FOI Certificate of Compliance since 2017.”

“We have responded to all requests for information,” said Guevarra who noted that “this was one of the requirements to secure a certificate of compliance.”

In its website, the DOJ uploaded the FOI manual and the link to the electronic FOI (eFOI) portal.

It also submitted the DOJ’s Agency Information Inventory, FOI Registry, and summary report.