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Data on FOI requests made from mid-2016 to present

Requested from PCOO by Merinette Retona at 12:26 AM on Feb 13, 2019.
Purpose: For research
Date of Coverage: 08/01/2016 - 01/31/2019
Tracking no: #PCOO-409598929989

Merinette 12:26 AM, Feb 13, 2019

Good day!

I would like to request for data on the FOI requests made since the implementation of EO No. 2 S. 2016 up to the present. I would appreciate it if you will be able to provide me the data in machine-readable format, preferably  in .xls / .xlsx or .csv format.

Please see attached document for the specifics of my request.

Thank you very much.

Merinette A. Retona

 Request for FOI Data.pdf

Danica 08:31 AM, Feb 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

Dear Merinette,

Thank you for your request dated Feb 13, 2019 12:26:06 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Data on FOI requests made from mid-2016 to present.

We received your request on Feb 13, 2019 12:26:06 AM and will respond on or before Mar 06, 2019 12:26:06 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 #PCOO-409598929989.

Thank you.


Danica Orcullo
FOI Officer

03:04 PM, Feb 13, 2019

Dear Ms. RETONA,

Greetings from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)!

We refer to your request lodged in the eFOI portal ( dated 13 February 2018, with tracking no: #PCOO-409598929989 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information (FOI) Program in the Executive Branch.


You asked for Data on FOI requests made from mid-2016 to present.


Your FOI request is approved. Please see attached excel file for the dataset on online FOI requests for the period of 25 November 2016 to 31 December 2018, including the demography of the requestors.

Further, the status of compliance of government agencies under Executive branch (NGAs, GOCCs, SUCs, and LWDs) to the set of requirements of the FOI program can be retrieved through this link:

While the eFOI requests on the portal are regularly monitored by the FOI-PMO, the number and status of requests lodged through standard paper-based (offline) depends on the submission of the government agencies. We have yet to consolidate the submitted FOI reports. Should you wish to have an advance copy of these reports, you may refer to the uploaded FOI Reports in the respective agencies websites’ transparency seal.

We greatly appreciate your eFOI inquiry, and we hope we sufficiently answered your query. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you need further assistance.

Thank you.


Assistant Secretary and 
PCOO FOI Decision Maker

 20190213 FOI Request.pdf

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