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Request for Permissible Heavy Metal Levels in Sediments in the Philippines

Requested from MGB by J. Pastrana at 03:42 PM on Mar 24, 2023.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2012 - 03/22/2022
Tracking no: #MGB-209909057758

Pastrana 03:42 PM, Mar 24, 2023

Good day! 

I am Jillian Pastana, a student from Philippine Science High School - Western Visayas Campus
 We would like to request for a list of the permissible heavy metal (specifically Lead) levels in sediments in the Philippines. We will be using this data for our research study to compare our analyze sample concentration levels with both the international standards and Philippine permissible levels.

March 27, 2023

Dear Jillian,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 24, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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You asked for Request for Permissible Heavy Metal Levels in Sediments in the Philippines.

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While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office will have to deny your request due to the invalid Identification Card presented or submitted as proof of your identity (back portion of your Identification Card). However, you may resubmit your request on the eFOI portal with attached valid Government Issued ID or School ID.

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