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StaySafe.ph Data Request

Requested from DOH by J. Cusipag at 04:37 PM on May 19, 2022.
Purpose: For Research and Reporting Purposes
Date of Coverage: 09/30/2020 - 05/18/2022
Tracking no: #DOH-267791826086

Cusipag 04:37 PM, May 19, 2022

Greetings from the University of Santo Tomas (UST)!

I am writing to request data regarding the StaySafe.ph, the official digital contact tracing application, with the following:

1. Number of registered and active users on the StaySafe.ph from 2020 to 2022;
2. Name of establishments (private and government) implementing the use of the official contact tracing application from 2020 to 2022;
; and
3. A detailed list of Covid cases tracked and reported per region by the StaySafe.ph to the Department of Health from 2020 to 2022.

Receiving Officer 08:38 PM, May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022

Dear Jhon Dave,

Thank you for your request dated May 19, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for StaySafe.ph Data Request.

We received your request on May 19, 2022 and will respond on or before Jun 09, 2022 04:37:16 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 https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC0yNjc3OTE4MjYwODYM, for request with ticket number #DOH-267791826086.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Cusipag 12:15 PM, May 20, 2022

Thank you for accepting my request. While my formal deadline is on May 26, and I can take them until that date, it would be much easier for me to review them if at least they came in earlier. I would appreciate it if you send my requested data as soon as possible. Once again, thank you.

May 20, 2022

Dear Jhon Dave Cusipag,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated May 19, 2022 04:37:16 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for StaySafe.ph Data Request.

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. 

Please be informed that the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is the government agency that manages the Stay Safe contact tracing application as per IATF Resolution No. 25 as stated “The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), in coordination with Local Government Units (LGUs), shall hereafter lead the contact-tracing efforts of the government. For this purpose, the Department of Health (DOH) and the DILG are directed to enter into a data-sharing agreement (DSA) in accordance with Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act.”

We request that you coordinate DILG at http://dilg.gov.ph on this request

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site: https://pcoomaster11222017130000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/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 foi@doh.gov.ph. 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,
FOI Decision Maker
FOI Officer

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