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Lightning strike incidents in the Philippines from 2001 to 2021

Requested from DOH by K. Bacharo at 11:50 AM on Sep 30, 2022.
Purpose: Research & Development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2001 - 12/31/2021
Tracking no: #DOH-530821542758

Bacharo 11:50 AM, Sep 30, 2022

Hi, I am a faculty researcher from the University of San Carlos. I would like to ask from one your humble office if it would be possible for us to retrieve data with regards to lightning mortality cases from 2001 to 2021. These include information on:
1. Date of incidence (day/month/year)
2. Province
3. Age
4. Gender (male/female)

If some of the information are not available. Any information with regards to lightning mortality cases would suffice. 

It would appreciated it if this request will not be redirected or forwarded to PAGASA since they do not have data for it. Thank you very much.

Receiving Officer 12:50 PM, Sep 30, 2022

September 30, 2022

Dear Kurt,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 30, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Lightning strike incidents in the Philippines from 2001 to 2021.

We received your request on Sep 30, 2022 and will respond on or before Oct 21, 2022 11:50:34 AM, 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 https://efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC01MzA4MjE1NDI3NTgM, for request with ticket number #DOH-530821542758.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Maker 03:28 PM, Sep 30, 2022

Dear Kurt Bacharo

Please be informed that your request has been endorsed to the Epidemiology Bureau for action. Kindly await for their response, thank you

Maker 06:04 PM, Oct 11, 2022

October 11, 2022

Dear Kurt Bacharo,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Sep 30, 2022 11:50:34 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Lightning strike incidents in the Philippines from 2001 to 2021.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. 

We regret to inform you that 2001-2017 data are not available in the DOH Philippine Health Statistics (PHS). However, we are sending the 2018-2020 available and latest data in the PHS by Sex, Age, Region and Province. In addition, you can send your 2001-2017 request to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) being the primary source of registered deaths.

Thank you

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Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Receiving Officer

Attachments:
 2018-2020 Lightning Deaths.xlsx

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