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Possibility of an ASEAN Headquarters in the Philippines

Requested from DFA by Ryan Christian Ting at 04:02 PM on Dec 06, 2018.
Purpose: Thesis Study
Date of Coverage: 12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
Tracking no: #DFA-591198407524

Ryan Christian 04:02 PM, Dec 06, 2018

Good day! I am a 5th year architecture student from the University of the East-Caloocan, currently having a study for my architectural proposal ASEAN Headquarters which will be located  in the Philippines. Relative to this I would like to ask your good office the following questions and data: 

1.) Statistics of ASEAN citizen living in the Philippines
2.) What other possible reasons for the the said headquarters to be based on the Philippines (ex: Philippines is known as a leading country in ASEAN, the Philippines is a founding member of ASEAN, etc..)
3.) List of ASEAN orgs in the Philippines

FOI Receiving 09:06 AM, Dec 07, 2018

December 7, 2018

Dear Ryan Christian,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 06, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Possibility of an ASEAN Headquarters in the Philippines.

We received your request on Dec 06, 2018 and will respond on or before Dec 27, 2018 04:02:57 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 #DFA-591198407524.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

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

Your Request

Possibility of an ASEAN Headquarters in the Philippines

Response to Your Request

Upon evaluation, we have found that your request does not qualify under FOI and is therefore denied.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested.  For your first query however, you may wish to contact Bureau of Immigration, or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal.

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