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Requested from MTRCB by Gian Gratil at 08:33 PM on Aug 31, 2017.
Purpose: Thesis Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2012 - 08/31/2017
Tracking no: #MTRCB-626254502641

Gian 08:33 PM, Aug 31, 2017

Good Evening, I would like to request for information regarding:

1) Number of local and foreign films classified by MTRCB from 2012-present
2) From the total # of local films per year, how many were mainstream and independent films?

Maria Diana 08:21 PM, Sep 10, 2017

September 10, 2017

Dear Mr. Gian Gratil,

Thank you for your request dated Aug 31, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Local and Foreign Films classified by MTRCB.

We received your request on Aug 31, 2017 and will respond on or before Sep 21, 2017 08:33:27 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1UUkNCLTYyNjI1NDUwMjY0MQw, for request with ticket number #MTRCB-626254502641.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Maria Diana Sabado
FOI Officer

Ann Marie 12:41 PM, Sep 13, 2017

13 September 2017

Dear Mr. Gratil:

I refer to your letter dated Aug 31, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Local and Foreign Films classified by MTRCB.

We received your request on Aug 31, 2017 and will respond on or before Sep 21, 2017 08:33:27 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

Ann Marie 04:29 PM, Sep 13, 2017

13 September 2017

Dear Mr. Gratil:

This is in response to your request dated 31 August 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 Local and Foreign films reviewed and classified by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) from year 2012-present; and

2.	Among the total number of local films reviewed per year, how many were considered mainstream or independent films?

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 2012 to 10 September 2017, updated as of 10 September 2017. 

In Summary:

1.	There are a total of 1,889 Foreign-produced films reviewed and classified by the Agency from January 2012 - 10 September 2017, updated as of 10 September 2017.

2.	There are a total of 1,256 Filipino-produced films reviewed and classified by the Agency from January 2012 - 10 September 2017, updated as of 10 September 2017.

3.	Among the reviewed Filipino-produced films, a total of 653 Mainstream films were reviewed by the Agency from January 2012 - 10 September 2017, updated as of 10 September 2017.

4.	Among the reviewed Filipino-produced films, a total of 603 Independent films were reviewed by the Agency from January 2012 - 10 September 2017, updated as of 10 September 2017.

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

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