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List of LGUs and Government Agencies with FOI ordinances and manuals

Requested from PCOO by Erica Jane Navelgas at 02:14 PM on Mar 09, 2020.
Purpose: Research and Development
Date of Coverage: 03/09/2017 - 03/09/2020
Tracking no: #PCOO-935033398765

Erica Jane 02:14 PM, Mar 09, 2020

Hi! I am Erica Navelgas from Action for Economic Reforms (AER). 

I am particularly interested with: 

• List of LGUs and Government agencies with FOI ordinances and manuals 
• Total Number of FOI requests and percentage of successful requests.

Danica 08:31 AM, Mar 10, 2020

Mar 10, 2020

Dear Erica Jane Navelgas,

Thank you for your request dated Mar 09, 2020 02:14:08 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for List of LGUs and Government Agencies with FOI ordinances and manuals.

We received your request on Mar 09, 2020 02:14:08 PM and will respond on or before Mar 30, 2020 02:14:08 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 https://socmedialinks07192018-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEVBDT08tOTM1MDMzMzk4NzY1DA, for request with ticket number #PCOO-935033398765.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Danica Orcullo
FOI Officer

Danica 09:02 AM, Mar 10, 2020

Dear Erica Jane Navelgas

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated 9 March 2020  under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for the following:
1. List of Local Government Units with FOI ordinances;
2. Government agencies with Manuals; and 
3. Total Number of FOI requests and percentage of successful requests.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is APPROVED. 

To date, the following twenty-six (26) local government units passed their own FOI Ordinance: 

1.	Province of Ilocos Norte
2.	City of Laoag, Ilocos Norte
3.	Municipality of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
4.	Province of Bohol
5.	Province of Benguet, La Trinidad
6.	Province of Masbate
7.	City Government of Pasig, Metro Manila
8.	Municipality of Pakil, Laguna
9.	Province of Surigao Del Norte
10.	City of Antipolo, Rizal
11.	City of Legazpi, Albay
12.	Municipality of Torrijos, Marinduque
13.	City of Tuguegarao, Cagayan
14.	Province of La Union
15.	Municipality of Infanta, Quezon
16.	Municipality of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro
17.	Municipality of San Roque, Northern Samar
18.	Municipality of Consolacion, Cebu
19.	Province of Occidental Mindoro
20.	Municipality of Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur
21.	City of Himamaylan, Negros Occidental
22.	City Government of Valenzuela, Metro Manila
23.	City Government of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
24.	Province of Batanes
25.	City Government of Quezon, Metro Manila
26.	City of San Pablo, Laguna

This is a result of the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2018-1 issued by the PCOO and the DILG, known as the “Reiteration of Executive Order No. 2, s. 2016, Operationalizing the People’s Right to Information and the State Policies of Full Public Disclosure and Transparency in the Public Service”, which encourages local government units (LGUs) to issue local FOI ordinances. This is envisioned to capacitate LGUs in the preparation for the passage of the FOI Bill.

Further, a total of 69% FOI Manuals Overall Compliance Rate across Executive Branch defining how it will facilitate FOI requests as provided under the EO No. 2, s. 2016 indicating 4,107 FOI Officers across the age. For more information, you may refer to the 2018/19 FOI Annual Report through this link: https://www.foi.gov.ph/downloads/2018_19_FOI_Annual_Report_1_2.pdf.

Lastly, demand for information is growing in numbers with a total of 29,490 Standard paper-based requests and 16,445 eFOI requests were facilitated by government agencies across Executive branch as of 28 February 2020. Along with significant gain in demand for information is rise in demand for response as 486 government agencies are onboard the portal with 47% success rate and 7 working days average processing time.

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 foi@pco.gov.ph. 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 receive this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the results 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.

Respectfully,
FOI Officer

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