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Drugs commonly used by teenager

Requested from DSWD by Nicole Dominique Torino at 10:39 AM on Jan 10, 2020.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Tracking no: #DSWD-520954674497

Nicole Dominique 10:39 AM, Jan 10, 2020

Good am mam/sir
I would like to request some infos regarding on the topic mention above. 
Also what are the reasons why teenager used drugs.
Thank you and Godbless

Myrna 10:42 AM, Jan 17, 2020

Jan 17, 2020

Dear Nicole Dominique Torino,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 10, 2020 10:39:51 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Drugs commonly used by teenager.

We received your request on Jan 10, 2020 10:39:51 AM and will respond on or before Jan 31, 2020 10:39:51 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, for request with ticket number #DSWD-520954674497.

Thank you.


Myrna Reyes
FOI Officer
17 January 2020

Dear Ms. Nicole Torino,


Thank you for your request dated 10 January 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested information on the following: (1) Drugs commonly used by teenager; (2) Reasons why teenager used drugs.

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 Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) that may have the data you require. Under Republic Act No. 9165 (the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”), the DDB is the government agency mandated to be the policy-making and strategy-formulating body on drug prevention and control. Therefore, you may wish to direct your request to the DDB via this portal. You may also contact the DDB by telephone at 8929-1753.

Additionally, the Department of Health (DOH) may also have the data you wish to obtain. Under Executive Order No. 292, the DOH is the government agency that is responsible to collect, analyze and disseminate statistical and other relevant information on the country’s health situation, and require the reporting of such information from appropriate sources. Therefore, you may wish to direct your request to the DOH via this portal. You may also contact the DOH by telephone at 8651-7800 locals 5003-5004 or via email at

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.


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

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