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Requested from PCHRD by A. Regalado at 01:47 PM on May 25, 2018.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017
Tracking no: #PCHRD-843396060173

Regalado 01:47 PM, May 25, 2018

Hi, i would like to ask if there has been a past/ongoing/planned research studies on the microbiota/microbiome/bacterial makeup of Filipinos or of the Philippines?

Parino 01:52 PM, May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018

Dear Anne,

Thank you for your request dated May 25, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Microbiotia/Microbiome/Bacteria.

We received your request on May 25, 2018 and will respond on or before Jun 15, 2018 01:47:30 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, for request with ticket number #PCHRD-843396060173.

Thank you.


Renzell Parino
FOI Officer

Guaring II 02:09 PM, May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018

Dear Anne Regalado,


Thank you for your request dated May 25, 2018 01:47:30 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Currently, the projects related to microbiota studies among Filipinos for health applications:

 1.  Influences of Maternal Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status on the Microbiological and Chemical Composition of Breast Milk form Selected Lactating Filipino Women at 0 to 4 Months Postpartum 
by Dr. Alonzo Gabriel- College of Home Economics-UP Diliman

2. Cellular and Molecular Effects of the Combined Formulations of the Sampung Halamang Gamot
by Dr. Leslie Dalmacio, College of Medicine - UP Manila

The CHED-PCARI also has an ongoing project entitled:

1. Metagenomic Contributions to Type 2 Diabetes among Filipino Populations
by Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco- dela Paz- UP National Institutes of Health and Mark Thomas Seielstad (University of California- San Francisco)

You may try to contact the respective researchers for details regarding these studies.

Thank you.

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