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Requested from DSWD by Channun Suan at 09:42 AM on Dec 04, 2019.
Purpose: FOR MY UNDERGRAD THESIS, MEASURING THE REGIONAL CHILD PROTECTION INDEX IN THE PHILIPPINES
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2014 - 12/04/2019
Tracking no: #DSWD-350747771272

Channun 09:42 AM, Dec 04, 2019

Hi! i would like to request these data in all regions if it's available:
8.Percentage of children placed in kinship/ guardianship care out of the total number of children separated from their families
9.Gross adoption rate 
10.Percentage of children with disabilities adopted through domestic adoption out of the total number of children adopted through domestic adoption
11.Percentage of children aged 7–17 adopted through domestic adoption out of the total number of children adopted through domestic adoption

Myrna 10:59 AM, Dec 05, 2019

December 5, 2019

Dear Channun,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 04, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Child protection in the Philippines.

We received your request on Dec 04, 2019 and will respond on or before Dec 25, 2019 09:42:03 AM, 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEURTV0QtMzUwNzQ3NzcxMjcyDA, for request with ticket number #DSWD-350747771272.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Myrna Reyes
FOI Officer

Atty. Cassandra 04:50 PM, Dec 05, 2019

5 December 2019

Dear Mr. Channun Suan,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated 4 December 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for information on the following: (1) Percentage of children placed in kinship/ guardianship care out of the total number of children separated from their families; (2) Gross adoption rate; (3) Percentage of children with disabilities adopted through domestic adoption out of the total number of children adopted through domestic adoption; (4) Percentage of children aged 7–17 adopted through domestic adoption out of the total number of children adopted through domestic adoption.

Response to your request

The DSWD only has information on numbers (2), (3) and (4) but not on number (1).

Thus, we shall partially grant your request and we shall refer your request with respect to this matter to the proper DSWD office.

Under Republic Act 10625 (the “Philippine Statistical Act of 2013”), the Philippine Statistics Authority (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. The PSA may have the complete data you need for number (1). 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. 

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) may also have the data you require. Pursuant to Presidential Decree 1509, as amended, the NCDA is the national government agency mandated to formulate policies and coordinate the activities of all agencies, whether public or private, concerning disability issues and concerns. They may have the data you need. Hence, you also may wish to direct your request to the NCDA. You may contact them by telephone at 932-6422 or via email at council@ncda.gov.ph.

Respectfully,

Atty. Maria Cassandra M. Urbiztondo
FOI Decision Maker

Channun 01:25 PM, Jan 08, 2020

i would like to follow up upon my request for i really need this for my thesis study in order for me to graduate this june. i need to finish my 1st draft this week and i need these data to continue. please, all the deadlines in my request are already in due. huhuhuhu help me, i want to graduate this year. i am already in my 5th year in a 4 year course :( hope you understand. sorry for the inconvenience

Atty. Cassandra 10:38 AM, Jan 15, 2020

15 January 2020

Dear Mr. Channun Suan,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated 4 December 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for information on the following: (1) Percentage of children placed in kinship/ guardianship care out of the total number of children separated from their families; (2) Gross adoption rate; (3) Percentage of children with disabilities adopted through domestic adoption out of the total number of children adopted through domestic adoption; (4) Percentage of children aged 7–17 adopted through domestic adoption out of the total number of children adopted through domestic adoption.

Response to Request

Your FOI request was partially approved as we explained in the previous communication. We e-mailed the reply to the e-mail address you have provided.

Thank you.


Respectfully,

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

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