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Poverty and Hunger Date

Requested from DSWD by John Harold Alincastre at 07:41 PM on Nov 23, 2019.
Purpose: Undergraduate Thesis
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2000 - 01/01/2019
Tracking no: #DSWD-815268311615

John Harold 07:41 PM, Nov 23, 2019

Good day!
I am a fifth year Architecture student working on my undergraduate thesis entitled "ANI: An Urban Fish and Vegetables Farm thru Commercial-scale Aquaponics in Taguig City" and also tackling about Food Security in the Philippines especially in Metro Manila. I would like to request the following data:

-Demographics of Hungry Filipinos in NCR
-Demographics of Poor Filipinos NCR

Thank you very much and God bless!

Myrna 10:32 AM, Nov 27, 2019

November 27, 2019

Dear John Harold,

Thank you for your request dated Nov 23, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Poverty and Hunger Date.

We received your request on Nov 23, 2019 and will respond on or before Dec 13, 2019 07:41:51 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, for request with ticket number #DSWD-815268311615.

Thank you.


Myrna Reyes
FOI Officer
27 November 2019

Dear Mr. John Alincastre,


Thank you for your request dated 23 November 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) Demographics of Hungry Filipinos in NCR and (2) Demographics of Poor Filipinos NCR

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 National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) that may have the data you need. Under R.A. 8425, the NAPC is the government agency responsible to oversee, monitor and recommend measures to ensure the effective formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies, programs and resource allocation and management of social reform and poverty alleviation programs. You may contact the NAPC via this portal; through telephone at (02) 426-5028; or through email at

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology may also have the data you wish to obtain. Under Executive Order No. 128, series of 1987, the FNRI is the government agency responsible to undertake researches that define the citizenry’s nutritional status, with reference to the malnutrition problem, its causes and effects. You may contact the FNRI via this portal; through telephone at 837-2934 or via email at

Furthermore, since you are asking for information specific to NCR, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of NCR may also have the data you wish to obtain. 

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).


Atty. Maria Cassandra M. Urbiztondo
FOI Decision Maker

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