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Number of Children in Public and Private Orphanages

Requested from DSWD by Jeline Malasig at 12:13 AM on Dec 06, 2019.
Purpose: Research for final paper in masterals
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2019 - 11/30/2019
Tracking no: #DSWD-519487647497

Jeline 12:13 AM, Dec 06, 2019

Hi, 

This is Jeline Malasig, an MA Journalism student from Ateneo de Manila University. 

I want to inquire about the total number of children in public and private orphanages this year, particularly from January to November 2019. 

The data will be used for my final paper in my graduate studies class. 

Looking forward to your immediate response. 

Thank you! 

Jeline

Myrna 09:48 AM, Dec 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

Dear Jeline,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 06, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Number of Children in Public and Private Orphanages.

We received your request on Dec 06, 2019 and will respond on or before Dec 27, 2019 12:13:20 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://efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEURTV0QtNTE5NDg3NjQ3NDk3DA, for request with ticket number #DSWD-519487647497.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Myrna Reyes
FOI Officer

Atty. Cassandra 02:20 PM, Dec 10, 2019

10 December 2019

Dear Ms. Jeline Malasig,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated 6 December 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for information on: (1) the total number of children in public and private orphanages this year, particularly from January to November 2019.

Response to your request

The DSWD only has limited information on number (1), specifically to those children residing in its centers and institutions. 

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 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 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. 

Respectfully,

Atty. Maria Cassandra M. Urbiztondo
FOI Decision Maker

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