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Letter of Request submission

Requested from DA by Jobert Cortes at 02:06 PM on Jul 01, 2019.
Purpose: Research for thesis requirement
Date of Coverage: 06/29/2019 - 07/01/2019
Tracking no: #DA-126954967263

Jobert 02:06 PM, Jul 01, 2019

Good day! 

I am Jobert Cortes, a 5th year Industrial Engineering student from Technological Institute of the Philippines currently taking my Design Project course would like to express my interest in doing research in the current state of our Agriculture industry.

The project we have in mind is to incorporate technology with farming or "Smart Farming"

For now, we would like to ask for a  person where we can directly communicate our plan, we will submit a formal letter of request signed by our department head and college dean and address it to that person.

Thank you.

Kristel 08:23 AM, Jul 08, 2019

July 8, 2019

Dear Jobert,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 01, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Letter of Request submission.

We received your request on Jul 01, 2019 and will respond on or before Jul 22, 2019 02:06:11 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #DA-126954967263.

Thank you.


Kristel Merle
FOI Officer

Francisco 08:54 AM, Jul 08, 2019

July 8, 2019

Dear Jobert Cortes,


Thank you for your request dated Jul 01, 2019 02:06:11 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Letter of Request submission.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. You can submit your request addressed to 
Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol
Department of Agriculture
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City

However, we advised you to also send request to different agencies under DA, because "Smart Agriculture" is not only applied to rice sectors, it is also applied to other crops such as coconut, and other staple crops.

For rice sector, please contact:
Philippine Rice Research Institute
Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, 3119 Nueva Ecija
TRUNKLINES: 63 (44) 456-0277
Help Desk: (044) 456-5387
Text Center: 0917-111-7423
Acting Executive Director - SAILILA E. ABDULA, PhD

For vegetables and fruits, please contact:
Address: 692 San Andres Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
525-7909; 525-2987
BPI Director	- George Y. Culaste

For coconut, please contact:
Philippine Coconut Authority
PCA Bldg, Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Quezon City
PCA OIC Administrator - Glenn B. Santos

To help you more on your research, please refer to the following articles about smart agriculture under DA:
1st Smart Greenhouse Philippines Project opens in Cordillera -
Agri dep’t teams with URC for project on sustainable potato sourcing -
Intercrop and value-add -

For inquiry email:

Personnel Section email:

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If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer

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