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Film production and censorship dataset

Requested from MTRCB by Gerald Pascua at 04:38 AM on Jun 05, 2017.
Purpose: Academic research
Date of Coverage: 06/05/1969 - 06/05/2017
Tracking no: #MTRCB-018242920960

Gerald 04:38 AM, Jun 05, 2017

May I kindly request the following information on Philippine film production and censorship, which your agency may hopefully have. I understand that MTRCB was instituted in 1985, but I would greatly appreciate if you can recover data from your preceding agency, the Board of Censors for Motion pictures, which dates back to 1969.

(the data needs are expounded on the PDF attached to this message)

Attachments:
 Film production and censorship dataset.pdf

Maria Diana 01:18 PM, Jun 07, 2017

June 7, 2017

Dear Mr. Gerald Pascua,

Thank you for your request dated Jun 05, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Film production and censorship dataset.

We received your request on Jun 05, 2017 and will respond on or before Jun 24, 2017 04:38:34 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 https://foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1UUkNCLTAxODI0MjkyMDk2MAw, for request with ticket number #MTRCB-018242920960.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Maria Diana Sabado
FOI Officer

Ann Marie 01:49 PM, Jun 07, 2017

07 June 2017

Dear Gerald:

I refer to your letter dated 05 June 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Film production and censorship dataset.

Our response to your request is due on June 24, 2017 04:38:34 AM. 
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

Ann Marie 07:03 PM, Jun 21, 2017

21 June 2017

Dear Mr. Pascua:

This is in response to your request dated 05 June 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.	Number of Filipino-produced films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines(1969-onwards); 
2.	Number of Foreign films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines(1969-onwards); and
3.	List of all Filipino-produced films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines (1969-onwards).

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 May 2017, updated as of 20 June 2017. As previously communicated to you, digitally – our Agency’s online database is only able to pull up records from (January 2010- Present). For data from CY 2009 and below, Kindly pick-up the hard-copies of the documents from our office:

Address: MTRCB Building, No. 18 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Time: Anytime between 08:00 to 19:00
Contact Person: Ms. Diana Sabado (FOI Officer)

Please be guided that due to the voluminous data request, applicable and reasonable document reproduction fees may apply.

Meanwhile, relative to your other concerns, kindly refer to our response below:

1.	There are a total of 1,540 Filipino-produced films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines from January 2010 - May 2017, updated as of 20 June 2017.

2.	There are a total of 2,317 Foreign-produced films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines from January 2010 - May 2017, updated as of 20 June 2017.

3.	Enclosed in the attached excel sheet are the listing of all Filipino-produced films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines from January 2010 – May 2017, they are further sorted, for your convenience and perusal according to: 

•	Title of Film;
•	Applicant/Production House;
•	MTRCB Classification;
•	Classification Remarks;
•	Running Time; and
•	Permit Issued Date.


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 - Executive Director II and
MTRCB FOI Decision Maker

Attachments:
 Film production and censorship dataset CY 2010-May 2017.xlsx

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