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Tourist Arrivals in El Nido

Requested from DOT by B. Bernardo at 10:55 AM on Nov 14, 2019.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2017 - 11/01/2019
Tracking no: #DOT-334001915625

Bianca 10:55 AM, Nov 14, 2019

Hi, I would like to request the following:

1. Tourist arrival in El Nido, Palawan
2. Ranking of tourists by country in El Nido, Palawan
3. Demographics of tourist arrival in El Nido, Palawan

Records 02:57 PM, Nov 16, 2019

November 16, 2019

Dear Bianca,

Thank you for your request dated Nov 14, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Tourist Arrivals in El Nido.

We received your request on Nov 14, 2019 and will respond on or before Dec 05, 2019 10:55:50 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Likewise, please be informed that the data on Items 1 and 3 are available at www. tourism.gov.ph.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://zcwdv520190208-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPVC0zMzQwMDE5MTU2MjUM, for request with ticket number #DOT-334001915625.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Maricel C. Malalad
DOT FOI Receiving Officer

Legal Affairs 03:38 PM, Nov 16, 2019

November 16, 2019

Dear Bianca Bernardo,

We refer to your letter of Nov 14, 2019 10:55:50 AM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Tourist Arrivals in El Nido.

In order for us to work further on your request, we need more information from you regarding your query. In particular, it would be helpful to know the specific/exact period of your requested information regarding the ranking of tourists by country in El Nido, Palawan (e.g. 2015, 2018, 2016-2018, etc.). You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPVC0zMzQwMDE5MTU2MjUM, for request with ticket number #DOT-334001915625, to respond.

During the period of us awaiting your reply, your request will be put on hold. If we do not receive a reply on or before Feb 07, 2020 07:35:05 AM, your request will be closed.

We hope to hear from you at the soonest possible time.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Legal Affairs Service
DOT FOI Decision Maker

Bianca 08:42 AM, Nov 18, 2019

Hello,

This is a reply to your response for my letter of Nov 14, 2019, 10:55:50 AM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Tourist Arrivals in El Nido. Additional information to my request with the ticket number #DOT-334001915625 is as follows:

1. The specific/exact period of my requested information regarding the ranking of tourists by country in El Nido, Palawan is from 2017 to the time of writing (partial data for 2019 is acceptable)

2. As you've advised, I've checked www. tourism.gov.ph for the data on items 1 and 3; however, only partial information is published on the website.

Thank you

Legal Affairs 12:37 PM, Nov 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

Dear Bianca Bernardo,

We refer to your  letter of Nov 14, 2019 10:55:50 AM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Tourist Arrivals in El Nido.

In order for us to work further on your request, we need more information from you regarding your query. In particular, it would be helpful to know specific information regarding the demographics of tourist arrival in El Nido, Palawan that you wish to request. You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://pcoomaster11222017130000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPVC0zMzQwMDE5MTU2MjUM, for request with ticket number #DOT-334001915625, to respond.

During the period of us awaiting your reply, your request will be put on hold. If we do not receive a reply on or before Feb 17, 2020 04:36:14 AM, your request will be closed.

We hope to hear from you at the soonest possible time.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Legal Affairs Service
DOT FOI Decision Maker

Bianca 11:16 AM, Nov 26, 2019

ticket number #DOT-334001915625

Demographics:
1. Age
2. Gender

Legal Affairs 11:22 AM, Dec 02, 2019

December 2, 2019

Dear Bianca Bernardo,

Thank you for your response dated Nov 26, 2019, with regard to my letter regarding clarifying your request on Tourist Arrivals in El Nido, dated Nov 16, 2019 03:38 PM.

We have now continued processing your request. Kindly give us until Dec 05, 2019 10:55 AM to respond regarding our findings.

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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPVC0zMzQwMDE5MTU2MjUM, for request with ticket number #DOT-334001915625.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Legal Affairs Service
DOT FOI Decision maker

Legal Affairs 05:07 AM, Dec 04, 2019

December 4, 2019

Dear Bianca Bernardo,

We refer to your letter of Nov 14, 2019 10:55:50 AM; about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Tourist Arrivals in El Nido.

Our response to your request is due on Dec 05, 2019 10:55:50 AM. Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected to deal with your request because we are still on the process of collecting the information you requested.

We apologize for this delay and have applied for an extension so we could work further on your request. We hope to be able to send you a response on or before Jan 02, 2020 10:55:50 AM.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://pcoomaster11222017130000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPVC0zMzQwMDE5MTU2MjUM, for request with ticket number #DOT-334001915625.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Legal Affairs Service
DOT FOI Decision Maker

Legal Affairs 10:22 AM, Dec 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

Dear Bianca Bernardo,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Nov 14, 2019 10:55:50 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Tourist Arrivals in El Nido.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. 

Per coordination with DOT Region IV-B, they were able to provide the following information that you have requested:

1. Summary of tourist arrivals in El Nido, Palawan from 2017-2019:
    > 2017 - 147, 695
    > 2018 - 258,641
    > 2019 - 46,963 (Partial as of August 2019)

2. Ranking of tourist arrival by country in El Nido, Palawan from 2017-2019 (see attached file)

3. For the demographics of tourists, the average age of the travelers in El Nido, Palawan range between 25-34 years old and 47.28% from these travelers are Male while 52.72% are Female. The data is based on the result of Advanced Tourism Statistics Survey Phase I in El Nido, Palawan in 2018.

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 Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat at 351 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City. 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,

Legal Affairs Service
DOT FOI Decision Maker


Attachments:
 Ranking of tourists by country in El Nido, Palawan 2017-2019.pdf

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