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The average number of children per family per region

Requested from DSWD by Rixie Jael Certifico at 09:15 PM on Dec 11, 2019.
Purpose: For research
Date of Coverage: 12/30/2012 - 12/30/2015
Tracking no: #DSWD-207506929007

Rixie Jael 09:15 PM, Dec 11, 2019

Good Day! I'm Rixie Jael F. Certifico a 4th year B.S. Economics student at the University of Southeastern Philippines and currently complying my thesis proposal subject as part of my requirement to finish the course. My proposal entitled "Household's preference on Family size in the Philippines: Revisiting the microeconomic theory of Fertility". In line with this, I would like to ask for the ff. information:

1. The average number of children per family per region in 2012

2. The average number of children per family per region in 2015

You may contact me at rishacosplay@gmail.com. Thank you.

Myrna 03:17 PM, Jan 16, 2020

Jan 16, 2020

Dear Rixie Jael Certifico,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 11, 2019, 09:15:25 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for The average number of children per family per region.

We received your request on Dec 11, 2019, 09:15:25 PM and will respond on or before Jan 01, 2020, 09:15:25 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://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEURTV0QtMjA3NTA2OTI5MDA3DA, for request with ticket number #DSWD-207506929007.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Myrna Reyes
FOI Officer
16 January 2020

Dear Ms. Rixie Jael Certifico,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated 11 December 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested information on the following: (1) The average number of children per family per region in 2012. (2) The average number of children per family per region in 2015

Response to your request

Unfortunately, the DSWD does not have the information you need. Thus, we are constrained to deny your request.

It is the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) that may have the data you require. Under Republic Act 10625 (the “Philippine Statistical Act of 2013”), the PSA is the government agency responsible for preparing and conducting periodic censuses on population, housing, agriculture, fisheries, business, industry and other sectors of the economy. Hence, you may wish to direct your request to the PSA by submitting a request to the PSA via this portal. You may also contact the PSA by telephone at 462-6600 locals 839, 833 and 834 or via email at info@psa.gov.ph.

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 ROLANDO JOSELITO D. BAUTISTA at DSWD-Central Office, IBP Road Batasan Pambansa Complex, Constitution Hills, Quezon City. 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.

Respectfully,

Atty. Sittie Raifah M. Pamaloy-Hassan
FOI Decision Maker

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