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Schematic diagram of Hybrid Electric Train

Requested from MIRDC by P. Paul Allen B. at 11:11 AM on Oct 31, 2022.
Purpose: Railway Engineering Research
Date of Coverage: 10/31/2022 - 10/31/2022
Tracking no: #MIRDC-995594245128

Paul Allen B. 11:11 AM, Oct 31, 2022

I'm a railway engineering research student from PUP and I would like to request for the schematic diagram of Hybrid Electric Train developed by MIRDC for my research in Railway Engineering.

This information would be crucial for the advancement of my research as I would like to revive the old "tranvia" system of manila by using locally made hybrid electric trams.

FOI Receiving Officer 09:38 AM, Nov 02, 2022

November 2, 2022


Thank you for your request dated Oct 31, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Schematic diagram of Hybrid Electric Train.

We received your request on Oct 31, 2022 and will respond on or before Nov 21, 2022 11:11:39 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 #MIRDC-995594245128.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer

Dizon 04:08 PM, Nov 14, 2022

November 14, 2022

Dear PATRIARCA Paul Allen B.,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 31, 2022 11:11:39 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Schematic diagram of Hybrid Electric Train.

Response to Request

We cannot provide you the schematic diagram as per your request as some of its components are classified as “trade secret” and thus cannot be disclosed to any third party.  Moreover, the technology's IP application is still pending before the Intellectual Property Office and is yet to be published.  Pending its publication, the application remains confidential and cannot be viewed by the public.  Please understand that we cannot disclose any information, as of this time that might be considered prejudicial to our IP application.

The information provided in the HET brochure is the information we are authorized to disclose.  

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Thank you.


Abigail M. Casas
FOI Receiving Officer

Thank you, I'm currently conducting my own resesarch.

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