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The Comprehensive Data on Abuse Cases among OFWs

Requested from OWWA by Princess Reyes at 07:30 AM on Jul 17, 2018.
Purpose: Architectural undergraduate thesis on establishing a National Reformation Center for Abused OFWs
Date of Coverage: 06/30/2008 - 06/30/2018
Tracking no: #OWWA-808827620682

Princess 07:30 AM, Jul 17, 2018

Good day! I would like to request for information regarding the comprehensive data on human trafficking/violence/abuse cases among Overseas Filipino Workers from the year 2008-2018 which shall cover:

1) The total number of victims
2) The nature and intensity of cases
3) The country or supposed transit
4) The country of destination of victims

Thank you very much!

Nimfa 10:00 AM, Jul 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

Dear Princess,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 17, 2018 07:30:43 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for The Comprehensive Data on Abuse Cases among OFWs.

We received your request on Jul 17, 2018 07:30:43 AM and will respond on or before Aug 07, 2018 07:30:43 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEU9XV0EtODA4ODI3NjIwNjgyDA, for request with ticket number #OWWA-808827620682.

Thank you.


Nimfa Unica
FOI Officer

Princess 09:30 AM, Jul 20, 2018

Could the request be possibly processed on or before July 30/31? And how will it be given? Is it through email? I apologize for the urgency, ma'am. We're just really trying to attain the data as early as possible to meet our deadline. Thank you.

Deputy Administrator Josefino 09:30 AM, Aug 01, 2018

August 1, 2018

Dear Princess Reyes,


Thank you for your request dated Jul 17, 2018 07:30:43 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for The Comprehensive Data on Abuse Cases among OFWs from 2008-2018.

Response to Request

Kindly refer to the attached data for your information and reference regarding the demographics and nature of cases for the period 2014-2017 as provided by our Overseas Operations Coordination Service (OOCS) and Planning and Program Development Division (PPDD).  

Please note that we are only able to provide some of the information you have requested for as the period 2008-2013 and 2018 data are not available .

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 <Hans Leo J. Cacdac, OWWA Administrator and e-mail admin.cacdac@owwa.goiv.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.


Deputy Administrator Josefino Torres
FOI Receiving Officer


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