Santa Maria Water District (SMWD) joins the 2019 Freedom of Information (FOI) Mid-Year Conference entitled: “Gearing towards a Nation of Smart Citizens” led by Asec. Atty Kristian R. Ablan, FOI Program Director. The event focused on the current status of the FOI Program within the National Government Agencies (NGA), Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC), State Universities and Colleges (SUC) and Local Water Districts (LWD). Discussion of challenges encountered and brainstorming of various solutions to improve the FOI program and on how to inform the Filipino citizens on the existence of Freedom of Information were prioritized. And as of June 2019, SMWD is part of the 41% Local Water Districts (LWDs) that compiled with the FOI program and also a part of the 17% LWDs that on boarded on the e-FOI Website.