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The number of government employees retrenched due to the pandemic

Requested from DOLE by Joriella Salazar at 10:41 PM on Sep 15, 2020.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 02/01/2020 - 09/01/2020
Tracking no: #DOLE-593253509342

Joriella 10:41 PM, Sep 15, 2020

Hi! I would like to request for information regarding:

1. The number of employees retrenched from government agencies due to the pandemic (if possible, specifically from what government agency are they retrenched)

2. Tables, statistics or graphs about the employment of the different government agencies from January 2020-August 2020(e.g. how many were employed, how many were retrenched)

3. List of government agencies who did not lose any employee or had the least number of retrenched employees

Thank you.
September 18, 2020

Dear Joriella,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 15, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for The number of government employees retrenched due to the pandemic.

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. However, you may wish to contact Civil Service Commission at or call them at 8931-7993 ; 8932-0381 / 8932-0179

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site:

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 Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III at DOLE Building, Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila. 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 so much and keep safe!


Zyra Glerica Perlora
FOI Officer

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