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Requested from UPD by Gwendolyn Andalis at 08:07 PM on Mar 31, 2019.
Purpose: Research and Development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2018 - 03/29/2019
Tracking no: #UPD-660337081432

Gwendolyn 08:07 PM, Mar 31, 2019

To whom it may concern, 

Good day! Do you have a recent study regarding the costing of medical procedure, treatment medical equipment in the Philippines? Or any related research related to the Philippines Healthcare industry. Thank you so much.
April 1, 2019

Dear Ms. Gwendolyn Andalis:

This refers to your request dated March 31, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request:  “...recent study regarding the costing of medical procedure, treatment medical equipment in the Philippines? Or any related research related to the Philippines Healthcare industry.”

Purpose/(s) stated for request –  Research and development

Since you did not provide the certification required under the UP FOI Manual, we regret that in the meantime we are constrained to DENY your request.
Article III Section 7 of the 1987 Constitution which  is the basis for the requirement under the UP FOI Manual states:

“The right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized. Access to official records, and to documents, and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development, shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law.”

Refer also to the FAQ at https://www.foi.gov.ph/help

You must submit the following certification  as required by the UP System FOI Manual via email to fro.updiliman@up.edu.ph once you have re-filed your request via the eFOI portal. 

CERTIFICATION TO BE SIGNED BY REQUESTING PARTY WHO FILED VIA THE EFOI PORTAL AND/OR USED THE APPLICATION FORM IN THE EFOI PORTAL

I declare that:

a.       the information I provided in the eFOI  portal and/or the eFOI request form   is complete and correct;

b.      I agree that the abovementioned  information I provided,  including my personal information,  will be uploaded by the University in the eFOI portal https://www.foi.gov.ph/ so as to enable UP to efficiently process, monitor and track my request and enable me to view the processing of the same online.

c.       I have read the University of the Philippines System Privacy Notice for the Processing of Freedom of Information Requests aside from the Privacy Notice found in the eFOI request form and  the eFOI portal; and

d.     I understand that in the event my request is granted and information is provided by UP that I am duty bound to process or use the information only for the purpose(s) stated in my request pursuant to the provisions of EO 2 Series of 2016, RA 6713 and its IRR and the Philippine Data Privacy Act and related issuances and that I will hold UP free and harmless from all liabilities for the unauthorised use of the information provided to me.

I certify to the truthfulness of the information contained in the eFOI request form  application, including the information on my Filipino citizenship.

Signature:      ___________________________
                                                                                    


                                    																______________________________________                                                                                                                                                                  						Person Administering Oath
						(e.g.Notary Public, mayor or barangay captain)
 


The certification should be signed before someone who is authorised to administer an oath such as a notary public, mayor or barangay captain.

Once you are able to provide the above certification you may re-file your request within a period of sixty (60) days from receipt of this letter.

Thank you

Very truly yours,

Stella A. Francisco
FOI Receiving Officer

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