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Laws and Codes on Building Structures adjacent/into Water Bodies

Requested from DENR by Rhoma Raine Manzo at 12:45 AM on Oct 13, 2018.
Purpose: Architectural Thesis
Date of Coverage: 10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018
Tracking no: #DENR-294466720987

Rhoma Raine 12:45 AM, Oct 13, 2018

Hi, I would like to request from your good organization the following data that would be beneficial for my thesis: 

1. Specific Codes/Laws/Guidelines for the use of shoreline easement to extend building structure up to the seawater. 

2. Specific Codes/Laws/Guidelines for putting an Underwater Observatory (see attached photo for reference & example of Underwater Observatory) for the purpose of Scientific Research, specifically fish census monitoring. 

Thank you very much and hoping for your immediate response. Godbless!

October 16, 2018

Dear Rhoma Raine,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 13, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Laws and Codes on Building Structures adjacent/into Water Bodies.

Response to your request

We were able to determine that this particular information is already available online and therefore cannot be counted as a valid FOI request. You may retrieve your requested information from Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) at (02) 924-6031-35 loc. 217, website: or at email add. and Environment Management Bureau (EMB) at (02) 920-2253, website: or at email add.

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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. Roy A. Cimatu, DENR Central Office, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, tel. no. 926-3011, 929-6626 loc. 2258, 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.

Jane Bautista
FOI Officer
Records Management Division
DENR Central Office, Visayas Ave.,
Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. Nos. 926-8079, 988-3367 loc. 1149
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