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Public Libraries Statistics

Requested from NLP by J. Borja at 03:52 PM on Oct 25, 2022.
Purpose: Architectural Research Reference
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 10/25/2022
Tracking no: #NLP-959356508896

Borja 03:52 PM, Oct 25, 2022

Hi, I'm Janna Borja, an architecture student from Bataan Peninsula State University and I'm currently doing my undergrad thesis. I would like to request information regarding:

1. Statistics for users/visitors of the City Library of Balanga, Bataan
2. Number of books/materials for children, young adults, and adults in the City Library of Balanga, Bataan
3. Guidelines and requirements for designing the new normal public libraries

Thank you!

Maño 04:04 PM, Oct 25, 2022

October 25, 2022

Dear Janna,

Thank you for your request dated Oct 25, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Public Libraries Statistics.

We received your request on Oct 25, 2022 and will respond on or before Nov 15, 2022 03:52:22 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 #NLP-959356508896.

Thank you.


Kathrina Liza Maño
FOI Officer

Velasco 01:37 PM, Oct 28, 2022

Dear Ms. Janna,

Good day!

For questions no. 1. and 2, kindly contact Ms. Lorenza Dungca, City Librarian of Balanga City Library at

For question no. 3, please click this link

Hope this helps. 

Maraming salamat,

Blesila P. Velasco
Chief, Public Libraries Division, NLP

Borja 08:37 PM, Oct 28, 2022

Good day Ma'am Blesila, 

Thank you for your immediate response to my request. Unfortunately, I have already tried reaching out to Ms. Loren but couldn't accommodate my request due to the Data Privacy Act of 2012. I have also requested an interview regarding the status of the City Library of Balanga, Bataan but again, couldn't accommodate my request due to backlogs. They are not also responsive in FB messenger and email.

My architectural thesis proposal is entitled Bataan Provincial Library and Museum. To accomplish my study, I am in need of the said data and interview to support my proposal. Is it possible to request a recommendation from NLP to allow me to conduct the requirements needed for my proposal?

Hoping for your kind consideration. Maraming Salamat po,

Janna Czarene Borja,
Bataan Peninsula State University - Main Campus

Velasco 12:23 PM, Nov 03, 2022

Dear Ms. Borja:

Please see the attached directory of affiliated public libraries with NLP so that you can contact Ms. Oliveros via a landline.

You can also email me at

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Chief, Public Libraries Division
National Library of the Philippines


Borja 10:38 AM, Nov 10, 2022

Good day po, Ma'am Blesila.

This is duly noted po, Ma'am. Thank you so much for your help regarding my request. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Janna Borja

Velasco 08:50 AM, Nov 14, 2022

November 14, 2022

Dear Ms. Borja,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 25, 2022 03:52:22 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to NLP Central Appeals and Review Committee at Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

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Thank you.


Blesila Velasco
FOI Receiving Officer

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