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List of Local Films with corresponding Classification Rating

Requested from MTRCB by Czar Patrick Ebesate at 04:48 PM on Sep 14, 2017.
Purpose: For a Thesis on the course "Film & TV Appreciation" in ABS-CBN University under Prof. Patrick Campos
Date of Coverage: 10/05/1985 - 09/14/2017
Tracking no: #MTRCB-786568137817

Czar Patrick 04:48 PM, Sep 14, 2017

Hi, good day,

I'm Czar Patrick Ebesate, an employee from ABS-CBN Big Dipper and currently taking a course "Film and TV Appreciation" in ABS-CBN University. Our group has decided to work on a thesis entitled "Understanding The Paradigm Shift of MTRCB Classification Ratings in Philippine Cinema", and with this, we would like to sincerely seek your generous assistance from your good office to help us obtain some necessary information particularly the List of all LOCAL FILMS with their corresponding classification RATING since the time MTRCB has initiated the classification (probably 1985).

Maria Diana 06:38 PM, Sep 18, 2017

September 18, 2017


Dear Sir Czar Patrick Ebesate,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 14, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for List of Local Films with corresponding Classification Rating.

We received your request on Sep 14, 2017 and will respond on or before Oct 05, 2017 04:48:25 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1UUkNCLTc4NjU2ODEzNzgxNww, for request with ticket number #MTRCB-786568137817.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Maria Diana Sabado
FOI Officer

Ann Marie 06:50 PM, Sep 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

Dear Czar Patrick Ebesate,

I refer to my letter of Sep 14, 2017 04:48:25 PM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for List of Local Films with corresponding Classification Rating.

In order for us to work further on your request, we need more information from you regarding your query. In particular, it would be helpful for us to know the specific range of year/s covered by your study. 

You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1UUkNCLTc4NjU2ODEzNzgxNww, for request with ticket number #MTRCB-786568137817, to respond.

During the period of us awaiting your reply, your request will be put on hold. If we do not receive a reply on or before Dec 11, 2017 10:43:42 AM, your request will be closed.

We hope to hear from you at the soonest possible time.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

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

Ann Marie 10:14 AM, Sep 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

Dear Czar Patrick Ebesate,

Thank you for your response dated 20 September 2017, with regard to my letter regarding clarifying your request on List of Local Films with corresponding Classification Rating, dated Sep 18, 2017 06:50 PM.

We have now continued processing your request. Kindly give us until Oct 05, 2017 04:48 PM to respond regarding our findings.

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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1UUkNCLTc4NjU2ODEzNzgxNww, for request with ticket number #MTRCB-786568137817.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

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

Ann Marie 01:46 PM, Sep 27, 2017

27 September 2017

Dear Mr. Ebesate:

This is in response to your request dated 14 September 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information (FOI) in the Executive Branch.

YOUR REQUEST:

Film production and censorship dataset, particularly:

1.	Number of Local films reviewed and classified by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) from year 1985-24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017, updated as of 26 September 2017. In summary, there are a total of 1,594 Filipino-produced films reviewed and classified by the Agency from January 2012 - 24 September 2017, updated as of 26 September 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.

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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 LISTOFLOCALFILMSResponsetoMrEbesate.pdf

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