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Total number of LGBT in the Country (recent date)

Requested from PIDS by J. Rante at 03:18 PM on Feb 01, 2023.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/31/2023 - 02/01/2023
Tracking no: #PIDS-318667744359

Rante 03:18 PM, Feb 01, 2023

Hi I would like to request the number of LGBT in the Philippines (recent date) with Age Bracket. Thanks!

Hoping for your kind response

Salcedo 05:00 PM, Feb 01, 2023

February 1, 2023

Dear Mr. Rante:

Thank you for your request dated February 1, 2023, under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

We received your request on February 1, 2023, and will respond on or before February 21, 2023, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Thank you,

FOI Receiving Officer

February 14, 2023

Dear Jeff Rante,


Thank you for your request dated Feb 01, 2023 03:18:41 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Total number of LGBT in the Country (recent date).

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with the Commission of Human Rights ( to know which government office collects LGBT statistics.

Kindly check PIDS publications available on our website (, as well as various research papers from other academic and research institutions, which are downloadable from the Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P) website (

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