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Request for the number of currently unemployed health professionals

Requested from DOLE by Mary Joy Padilla at 03:16 PM on Aug 14, 2020.
Purpose: To be used as reference to National Health Workforce Accounts report to World Health Organization
Date of Coverage: 08/14/2020 - 08/14/2020
Tracking no: #DOLE-620588664809

Mary Joy 03:16 PM, Aug 14, 2020

Hi ma'am/sir,

May we request on the latest number of unemployed health professionals, disaggregated into the following professions:

1. Nurses
2. Midwives
3. Physicians
a. General Medical Practitioners 		
b. Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 		
c. General Paediatricians Practitioners
d. Anaesthetists
August 17, 2020

Dear Mary Joy,


Thank you for your request dated Aug 14, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Request for the number of currently unemployed health professionals.

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 Philippine Statistics Authority at, or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal at

It may be noted that key employment indicators (i.e. employment/unemployment rate, etc.) are based on the results of the Labor Force Survey conducted by the PSA.

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

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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 Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III at electronic mail address 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.

Myka Rose Trono
FOI Officer

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