Social change and the crisis of information

INFORMATION IS what the Reproductive Health (RH) and Freedom of Information (FOI) bills are all about. The first would provide women with information on their own bodies—which for too many Filipinos apparently remains terra incognita even into their adulthood—and couples with the information they need that would enable them to plan their families. The second would make government-held information available to the public as a matter of right and in furtherance of State transparency and accountability.