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The number of student applicants in the UP system per region

Requested from UP by S. Algar at 08:32 PM on Dec 19, 2022.
Purpose: Research and Education
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 12/19/2022
Tracking no: #UP-986695818844

Algar 08:32 PM, Dec 19, 2022

Hi, I am a 3rd-year student conducting a study regarding the population of student applicants in the University during the pandemic in comparison to the prior years. I would like to know the following information:

1. Number of UPCAT/UPCA Applicants per region from the years 2015-2022

2. The top 10 provinces with the most applicants in the country.

December 21, 2022

Dear Mr. Algar,


Thank you for your request dated Dec 19, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for The number of student applicants in the UP system per region.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. 

We are constrained to DENY your request as the same requires us in effect to perform research services for you and therefore your request falls outside the ambit or purview of the abovementioned E.O. and the Constitutional provision that it seeks to implement. However, you may wish to contact and try to request this information from the different UP Constituent Units that are also on board the eFOI portal:

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Thank you.

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