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Number of bacterial species in the Philippines

Requested from PCHRD by C. Guillermo at 03:00 PM on Dec 16, 2021.
Purpose: Undergraduate studies
Date of Coverage: 12/15/2021 - 12/15/2021
Tracking no: #PCHRD-268072558454

Guillermo 03:00 PM, Dec 16, 2021

Hi! Good day! May I request your good office for any available information of the following:

(01) Identified number of bacterial species in the Philippines (as well as their genera)
(02) Taxonomic studies of bacteria in the Philippines

Hoping for your favorable response to the aforementioned request

Coleto 03:14 PM, Dec 22, 2021

December 22, 2021

Dear Charles Guillermo,

Thank you for your request dated December16, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch. Your requested information are about the identified number of bacterial species in the Philippines and the taxonomic studies on the said microorganisms in the country.

Since we may not have a locally published book that discusses the info you need, we advise you to survey the literature and use the freely accessible web search engines such as Google Scholar, PubMed, and others to look for published articles on Philippine bacterial isolates.

May we refer you to the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development  (DOST-PCAARRD). You may contact them at or (632) 8779-5680.

In addition, we also suggest that you connect with BIOTECH Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms (PNCM) at or 0946-200-1853. Furthermore, you may visit HERDIN PLUS ( for possible Filipiniana health-related research.  

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #PCHRD-268072558454.

Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

Janneth Coleto
DOST-PCHRD FOI Receiving Officer

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