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Number/list of Foreign Films imported and showed in Local cinemas for the year 2010-onwards

Requested from MTRCB by Jessy Mae Jalandoni at 12:05 PM on Jul 20, 2017.
Purpose: Thesis Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2010 - 07/20/2017
Tracking no: #MTRCB-518346359097

Jessy Mae 12:05 PM, Jul 20, 2017

Salutations! I would like to request from your good office the following data:


1. Number/list of Foreign  Films imported and showed in Local cinemas for the year 2010-onwards (and their corresponding income)

2. Number/list of Filipino Films and showed in Local cinemas for the year 2010-onwards (and their corresponding income)

3. Number/list of Filipino Films exported and showed in foreign cinemas for the year 2010-onwards (and their corresponding income)

Thank you and Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

Maria Diana 11:55 AM, Jul 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

Dear Ms. Jessy Mae Jalandoni,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 20, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Number/list of Foreign Films imported and showed in Local cinemas for the year 2010-onwards and other related information.

We received your request on Jul 20, 2017 and will respond on or before Aug 10, 2017 12:05:36 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1UUkNCLTUxODM0NjM1OTA5Nww, for request with ticket number #MTRCB-518346359097.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Maria Diana Sabado
FOI Officer

Ann Marie 05:52 PM, Aug 03, 2017

07 June 2017

Dear Ms. Jessy Mae Jalandoni:

I refer to your letter dated 20 July 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, number/list of foreign films imported and shown in local cinemas for the year 2010-onwards and other related information.

Our response to your request is due on August 10, 2017 12:57:48 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 04:33 PM, Aug 09, 2017

09 August 2017

Dear Ms. Jalandoni:

This is in response to your request dated 20 July 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/list of Foreign films imported and shown in local cinemas for the year 2010-onwards;
2.	Number/list of Filipino films and shown in local cinemas for the year 2010-onwards; and
3.	Number/list of Filipino films exported and shown in foreign cinemas for the year 2010-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 July 2017, updated as of 20 July 2017. Please note that the data we can provide you is limited only to those films that the Board reviewed and classified. Thus, this does not include films which are exempted from securing the necessary permit from MTRCB, e.g. film entries in film festivals shown under the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ (FDCP) program.

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

1.	There are a total of 2,364 Foreign-produced films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines from January 2010 – 20 July 2017, updated as of 20 July 2017.

2.	There are a total of 1,553 Filipino-produced films shown in commercial cinemas in the Philippines from January 2010 - 20 July 2017, updated as of 20 July 2017.

For your final query, we respectfully refer you to the FDCP and Optical Media Board (OMB) for the requested data.

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:
 LFR_MTRCB_JANUARY_2010_JULY_2017.xlsx

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