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National Health Literacy Survey

Requested from PCHRD by G. Bercasio at 04:24 PM on Nov 10, 2022.
Purpose: Undergraduate study
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2022
Tracking no: #PCHRD-719991637594

Bercasio 04:24 PM, Nov 10, 2022


I would like to request the dataset available regarding the latest National Health Literacy Survey without the respondent's identification or any implication of their identity (e.g. name) for the assessment of the prevalence of limited health literacy in NCR.

Gonzales 10:47 AM, Nov 11, 2022

November 11, 2022

Dear Ms. Bercasio, 

Thank you for your request dated November 10, 2022, under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch. You requested for the available dataset regarding the latest National Health Literacy Survey.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), one of the sectoral councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is mandated to: (1) formulate policies, plans, programs, project, 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.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, we regret that our office does not have the information you have requested. However, we referred your request to the Department of Health (DOH).

You may also directly coordinate with the following institutions: 

1.) Department of Health’s Health Promotion Bureau (DOH-HPB)
         Email address:
         Telephone number: 8651 7800 local 2830/2832
2.) Department of Health’s Policy Development & Planning Bureau (DOH-HPDPB)
         Telephone number: 8651 7800 local 1326/1328

For more information, you may also contact Dr. Ma. Carmen Cornelia-Tolabing at, the principal investigator of the National Health Literacy Survey (NHLS) project.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, with ticket number #PCHRD-719991637594.

Thank you,

Respectfully yours,

Alec Benjamin M. Gonzales
DOST-PCHRD FOI Receiving Officer

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