Requested from DOTr by Kenn Chua at 01:45 PM on
Mar 01, 2020.
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2000 - 12/31/2018
Tracking no: #DOTr-429395541607
Kenn 01:45 PM, Mar 01, 2020
I would like to request the list of seaports in the country and the ff information for each of these ports:
a) name & location of port (province-municipality-barangay)
b) date constructed (mm/yyyy)
c) start date of operation (mm/yyyy)
d) type of services offered (fishery/passenger/cargo/RoRo etc.)
e) list of routes or connections served by the port per month-year (2000-2018)
f) date started operating as RoRo port
g) list of routes served for RoRo services per month-year (2000-2018)
This will be used for research on the role of transportation in the country's economic development.
Kriscia 08:44 AM, Mar 03, 2020
Mar 03, 2020
Dear Kenn Chua,
Thank you for your request dated Mar 01, 2020 01:45:14 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for List of Maritime Ports and Connections.
We received your request on Mar 01, 2020 01:45:14 PM and will respond on or before Mar 20, 2020 01:45:14 PM, 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://pcoomaster11222017130000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEURPVHItNDI5Mzk1NTQxNjA3DA, for request with ticket number #DOTr-429395541607.
DOTR-DM 11:29 AM, Mar 03, 2020
March 03, 2020
I refer to my letter of March 03, 2020 about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for
List of Maritime Ports and Connections.
Per memorandum released by our Legal Affairs Office last 24 August 2018, any person who request information or documents in DOTr via the eFOI portal should "reasonably describe the information requested, and the reason for, or purpose of, the request for information." This also in accordance to E.O No. 2, s. 2016.
In order for us to work further on your request, we would like to request a letter of intent and also indicating to what extent you will use the information that you are requesting.
You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEURPVHItNDI5Mzk1NTQxNjA3DA, for request with ticket number #DOTr-429395541607, to respond.
During the period of us awaiting your reply, your request will be put on hold. If we do not receive a reply within 60 calendar days your request will be closed.
We hope to hear from you at the soonest possible time.
Kenn 06:54 AM, Mar 04, 2020
As you requested, I have placed the letter of intent here on the FOI platform:
To Whom It May Concern:
I am Kenn Chua, a PhD candidate in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in the United States. My current research interests aim to look at the role of built infrastructure on household welfare as measured through household consumption, health, and education. My specific ongoing work examines the role of maritime transport infrastructure such as the Roll-on Roll-off in promoting trade and access to goods in the country.
In line with this, I am writing to your agency to request the full list of seaports in the country with the following information: (i) name and location of ports (province, municipality, barangay); (ii) date of construction (mm/yyyy); (iii) types of services offered in the port (e.g. fishery, passenger, cargo, RoRo, etc.); (iv) list of RoRo routes served by the port between 2000-2018; (v) dates started providing RoRo services in each of these routes (mm/yyyy).
Information on when each of the RoRo routes started operating will be crucial to the study. Additional info such as the type of port (e.g. private vs public; commercial vs. non-commercial) would also be valuable.
The analysis produced from these datasets will go towards academic research on the role of maritime transport on household access to goods, patterns of consumption, and population health.
Should you have further questions, I can share details of this project with you or your team. Thank you, and I appreciate your support of this endeavor.
DOTR-DM 10:37 AM, Mar 04, 2020
March 4, 2020
Dear Mr. Kenn,
Thank you for your response dated March 4, 2020, with regard to my letter clarifying your request on List of Maritime Ports and Connections, dated March 3, 2020.
We have now continued processing your request. Kindly give us until March 20, 2020 to respond regarding our findings.
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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEURPVHItNDI5Mzk1NTQxNjA3DA, for request with ticket number #DOTr-429395541607.
THERESA MARIE D. SORIANO
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