Freedom of Information – Project Management Office of the Presidential Communications Operations Office
Competence: ATI / RTI only
Jurisdiction: Federal / Republic
Year established: 2017
Number of staff: 40 personnel and 1 official
Head of authority: Kristian R. Ablan
Kristian R. Ablan is an Under Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, and the Program Director of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Program of the Philippines.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts at the Ateneo de Manila University, a Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines, and a Postgraduate Diploma on Development Studies and a Master of Public Policy, both from the University of Auckland.
A lawyer with over 15 years of experience in government service, Ablan has rendered advisory posts on various public policies – local government, juvenile justice and welfare, public-private partnerships, government corporate charters, election law, and FOI.