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What is the current data on the study of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) as cure for Covid-19?

Requested from PCHRD by R. Cruz at 11:59 AM on May 20, 2023.
Purpose: For personal use.
Date of Coverage: 05/01/2022 - 04/30/2023
Tracking no: #PCHRD-236636424167

Cruz 11:59 AM, May 20, 2023

Dear Sirs/Mesdames,

Good day.

This is to request the below information as stated in the Title:
What is the current data on the study of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) as cure for Covid-19?

Thank you.

Gonzales 03:44 PM, May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023

Dear Ms. Cruz,

Thank you for your request dated May 20 ,2023, under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch. You are requesting the current data available for the study on Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) as cure for CoVid-19.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), a sectoral council under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is mandated to: (1) formulate policies, plans, programs, projects, and strategies for health S&T development; (2) program and allocate government and external funds for research and development (R&D); (3) monitor R&D projects; and (4) generate external funds.

With regards to your inquiry, our apologies, but our office cannot provide the data for the study on “Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) as a Cure for CoVid-19” for the reason that it is still an ongoing project.

Kindly accomplish the PCHRD FOI Request Feedback Form at this link:

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact us using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, with ticket number #PCHRD-236636424167.

Thank you,

Respectfully yours,

Alec Benjamin M. Gonzales
DOST-PCHRD FOI Receiving Officer

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