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Number of apprehensions since anti-smoking law was signed by the president

Requested from DOH by Kristoffer Atienza at 12:11 AM on Dec 19, 2018.
Purpose: Research and development regarding its effectivity
Date of Coverage: 07/24/2017 - 12/18/2018
Tracking no: #DOH-038278730142

Kristoffer 12:11 AM, Dec 19, 2018

I am writing in behalf of my blog entitled Filipino consumer and I would like to know how many apprehensions and which location in the country has the most apprehension and also which town or city has the least apprehension since VF activity of the executive order signed by the president implementing the anti-smoking law of the Philippines since July 23 2017. The information I will gather will be used to inform the public as it is the Mandate of my blog to inform my readers about this very important measure to understand if this law is being implemented and how effective it is to safeguard the

Madelaine 01:25 PM, Dec 19, 2018

December 19, 2018

Dear Kristoffer,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 19, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Number of apprehensions since anti-smoking law was signed by the president.

We received your request on Dec 19, 2018 and will respond on or before Jan 09, 2019 12:11:54 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://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC0wMzgyNzg3MzAxNDIM, for request with ticket number #DOH-038278730142.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

April Molina
FOI Officer
December 19, 2018

Dear Kristoffer Atienza,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Dec 19, 2018 12:11:54 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Number of apprehensions since anti-smoking law was signed by the president.

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. The data on the number of apprehensions since the smoking law was implemented is handled by each Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Philippines. The Department of Health is monitoring compliance of the Executive Order by the conduct of routine inspection of hospitals and health facilities and receive complaints on those violating the Executive Order. What we can provide you is the copy of the Administrative Order No. 2017-0023 on Guidelines in the Effective Implementation and Enforcement of Executive Order (EO) No. 26: Providing for the Establishment of Smoke Free Environments in Public and Enclosed Places for your reference. (see attached file)

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site: https://www.foi.gov.ph/help.

Your right to request a review

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 Undersecretary Lilibeth C. David, Chair of Data Governance Oversight Committee/ DOH Central Appeals and Review Committee, at medata.gov.doh@gmail.com .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.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,
Dr. Kenneth Ronquillo
FOI Officer

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