As technology continues evolving at breakneck pace, the conversation about transparency has only become louder and louder. In early November 2016, the world witnessed the U.S. Presidential Election, which was dominated by issues of government transparency, from email servers to tax returns. Over the past few years, there have also been timely discussions within Philippine shores about freedom of information, and about the advent of Open Governance—or the idea that government should allow greater access to its data, and that it must submit itself to greater public scrutiny.
On December 5, 2016, Asia Society and the International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov) will host Transparency 5.0: From Theory to Action, a multi-sectoral forum on harnessing modern mediums to effect positive change at a time when the roles and relationships of government, media, and citizens are evolving. The forum will begin at 1:00 PM at Fuller Hall at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati.
SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Senator, Senate of the Republic of the Philippines
Karim Raslan, Founder and CEO, KRA Group (Southeast Asian public affairs consultant, acclaimed commentator and columnist)
Elizabeth Hernandez, Head of Public Policy, Facebook APAC
PANEL 1: OPEN GOVERNMENT IS HERE
How can the media and the citizenry make the most of this unprecedented access to information? And how does the administration plan to make good on its promise of transparency?
MODERATOR: Roby Alampay, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessWorld
Kris Ablan, Assistant Secretary, Presidential Communications Office
Dr. Francisco Magno, Director, Jesse Robredo Institute of Governance, De La Salle University - Manila
Lilia Guillermo, Chief Information Officer, Department of Budget & Management
PANEL 2: THE ROLE & IMPACT OF MEDIA
In the age of fast and on-demand information consumption, how has the media’s role evolved? How do the headlines they publish affect the governance of the country?
MODERATOR: Owen Franks, Executive Producer, Bloomberg Philippines
Melinda Quintos de Jesus, Executive Director, Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility
Armie Jarin-Bennett, President, Nine Media Corporation (CNN Philippines)
Ma. Regina Reyes, Head, ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs
Howie Severino, Vice President for News Training , GMA News TV
Hans Sicat, President & CEO, Philippine Stock Exchange
PANEL 3: THE BRAVE NEW WORLD WIDE WEB
Social media’s power to disseminate information in a heartbeat can be both a boon and a bane. How can citizens use these evolving mediums as a force for good?
MODERATOR: Glenda Gloria, Managing Editor, Rappler
Gang Badoy Capati, Founder & Executive Director, Rock Ed Philippines
Happy Feraren, Co-Founder & CEO, Bantay.ph
John Nery, Editor-in-Chief, Inquirer.net
Regular Rate: P500
Student and Asia Society Member Rate: P300
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