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Cinematheque centres

Requested from FDCP by G. Pascua at 11:27 AM on Mar 29, 2019.
Purpose: Academic and policy research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2010 - 03/29/2019
Tracking no: #FDCP-009574295349

Pascua 11:27 AM, Mar 29, 2019

Good day! I kindly request your good office for the following information about Cinematheque centres hosted by the FDCP. 

1. Complete list of Cinematheque centres established by FDCP
2. For each of those in (1): (a) date of establishment; (b) years in operation; (c) seating capacity; (d) number of staff manning it; (e) complete screening schedules
3. If possible, for each of those in (1): (f) monthly operational expenses; and (g) annual statement of account.
4. For each titles in (2e): (a) number of tickets sold per screening.

Thank you very much!

Cañaveral 03:17 PM, Oct 28, 2020

October 28, 2020

Dear Gerald,

Thank you for your request dated Mar 29, 2019 11:27:46 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Cinematheque centres.

We received your request on Mar 29, 2019 11:27:46 AM and will respond on or before Apr 19, 2019 11:27:46 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 #FDCP-009574295349.

Thank you.


Cape Cañaveral
FOI Officer

Alquiza 01:25 PM, Nov 19, 2020

November 18, 2020

Dear Gerald Pascua,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 29, 2019 11:27:46 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Cinematheque centres.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.
Cinematheques of FDCP:
1. Manila  - 2014 to present  - seating capacity 101 seats
2. Davao - 2013 to present - seating capacity -120 seats
3. Iloilo- 2012 to present - seating capacity  75 seats
4. Nabunturan - 2018 to present - seating capacity 92 seats
5. Negros  - 2019 to present - seating capacity 80 seats
6.Zamboanga -2014 to present - seating capacity 150  (for renovation)
7. Baguio - 2012 to 2017 -seating capacity 75 seats (closed)

Average operational expenses for these cinematheques per month is 350,000 to 450,000 

Please note that we are only able to provide some of the information you have requested for as those are the only available information at hand and as for the moment.

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 Chairperson Mary Liza B. Dino, Chairperson of FDCP and  with e-mail address at 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.


Emelita Alquiza
FOI Receiving Officer

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