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MTRCB Local Movie Classification Ratings Dataset and Mechanics

Requested from MTRCB by IAN DEXTER SINEL at 06:53 PM on Dec 21, 2017.
Purpose: Academic Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2010 - 12/21/2017
Tracking no: #MTRCB-060845663633

IAN DEXTER 06:53 PM, Dec 21, 2017

Hi 

I would like to request for a copy of document of how the Review Committee classify and rates Philippine Local Movies.

Also, I would like to request for a sample data set with dates ranging from 01/01/2010 - 12/21/2017 of Local Movies that are already classified and rated by the MTRCB Review Committee including (rated G, PG, etc. and even those movies that are not allowed to be shown) with their corresponding scores (if there is any) in each of the Review Committee identified parameters/fields.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Thank you.

Attachments:
 Letter of Request.docx

Maria Diana 11:31 AM, Dec 27, 2017

December 27, 2017


Dear MR. IAN DEXTER SINEL,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 21, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for MTRCB Local Movie Classification Ratings Dataset and Mechanics.

We received your request on Dec 21, 2017 and will respond on or before Jan 11, 2018 06:53:18 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://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1UUkNCLTA2MDg0NTY2MzYzMww, for request with ticket number #MTRCB-060845663633.

Thank you and have a blessed day.


Very truly yours,

Maria Diana Sabado
FOI Receiveing Officer

Ann Marie 03:02 PM, Dec 27, 2017

27 December 2017


Dear Mr. Sinel:

I refer to your letter dated Dec 21, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for MTRCB Local Movie Classification Ratings Dataset and Mechanics.

We received your request on Dec 21, 2017 and will respond on or before Jan 11, 2018 06:53:18 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

At the moment, our Agency is currently processing your request.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal.

Thank you.


Very Truly Yours,

Atty. Ann Marie Nemenzo
Officer in Charge - Executive Director II and
MTRCB FOI Decision Maker

IAN DEXTER 01:22 AM, Jan 11, 2018

Hi Team -

Any updates regarding this? Hope to hear from you soon. 

Thank you. 

Regards,
Ian

Ann Marie 10:43 AM, Jan 11, 2018

11 January 2018

Dear Mr. Sinel:

This is in response to your request dated 21 December 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information (FOI) in the Executive Branch.

YOUR REQUESTS:

Film production and censorship dataset, particularly:

1.	MTRCB Local Movie Classification Ratings Dataset; and

2.	An overview of MTRCB Review and Classification processes.

RESPONSE TO REQUESTS:

The Agency has prepared a copy of the requested dataset for your reference. Enclosed are the e-copies of data from Calendar Year (CY) January 2010 to 21 December 2017, updated as of 08 January 2018. 

To summarize:

1.	There are a total of 1,729 Filipino-produced films reviewed and classified by the Agency from January 2010 - 21 December 2017, updated as of 08 January 2018.

2.	The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is the government agency responsible for rating television and film for the Philippines. The Review and Classification process is further detailed in the enclosed 2014 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Agency, as amended. You may refer to Chapter IV of the IRR for your requested information.

YOUR RIGHT TO REQUEST FOR 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 MTRCB Chairperson Maria Rachel Arenas at MTRCB Building, No. 18 Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City and/or through our email address at: admin@mtrcb.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 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).

We greatly appreciate your FOI inquiry. Please do not hesitate to reach us through (02) 3767380 loc. 108 should you need further assistance.

Thank you.

Very Truly Yours,

Atty. Ann Marie Nemenzo
Officer in Charge – Office of the Executive Director II and 
MTRCB FOI Decision Maker

Attachments:
 2004-IRR-as-amended.pdf
 List of Local Films Reviewed w Reasons for Classification (2010-2017).pdf

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