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Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data

Requested from NAPOCOR by L. Montenegro at 12:55 PM on Jul 21, 2022.
Purpose: Hydrological Study/Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1951 - 07/21/2022
Tracking no: #NAPOCOR-065322544315

Montenegro 12:55 PM, Jul 21, 2022

We are currently conducting a study in Pangasinan. Part of the Scope of Works of the project involves obtaining the daily rainfall data and daily releases of the dams within the area. In this regard, we would like to request for the following data:
–	Historical Daily Rainfall Data
•	Ambuklao Dam
•	Binga Dam
•	San Roque
–	Historical Daily Releases of San Roque (spillway, ecological flow)

Please do not hesitate to contact [Redacted][Name] if you have any concerns.
M: [Redacted][Number]
D: [Redacted][Number]
E: [Redacted][Email]

NAPOCOR 03:48 PM, Jul 25, 2022

July 25, 2022

Dear [Redacted][First name] Montenegro,

I refer to your letter of Jul 21, 2022 12:55:13 PM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data.

In order for us to work further on your request, we need more information from you regarding your query. Please send an official letter-request for the historical daily rainfall and daily releases data of the Ambuklao Dam, Binga Dam and San Roque Dam, and indicate the details such as inclusive years or time period addressed to National Power Corporation Officer-In-Charge Atty. Melchor P. Ridulme.  Also, please be informed that the NPC only provides 5-year data for free to the academe in exchance for a copy of your research/studies.  If more that five years of data is required, the NPC imposes the following fes on data request:

Period                        Applicable Fees
Daily Data	             Php1.00 per daily data
Monthly Data             Php3.00 per  monthly data

In particular, it would be helpful to know if the data being requested is daily or monthly. With this, we ask for the particular data in order for us to be able to facilitate the request.

You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315, to respond, and attach your letter.

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 Oct 17, 2022 07:46:24 AM, your request will be closed.

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

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

Montenegro 09:25 AM, Jul 26, 2022

Good day,

Please see attached official request letter. Just to be clear, we are requesting for Historical DAILY rainfall data of all available years for Ambuklao Dam, Binga Dam and San Roque Dam and Historical DAILY releases data of all available years for San Roque Dam.

Thank you for time and consideration.

Regards,
[Redacted][Name]
M: [Redacted][Number]
D: [Redacted][Number]
E: [Redacted][Email]

NAPOCOR 03:20 PM, Aug 03, 2022

August 3, 2022

Dear Louis Montenegro,

I refer to your letter reply of July 26, 2022 9:25 AM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data.

The NPC can provide your requested rainfall data for the Ambuklao Dam and Binga Dam from year 1992 to year 2021 and San Roque Dam from year 2004 to year 2021. Also, the outflow for San Roque Dam is from year 2003 to 2021. The total number of available data that we can provide to you is 35,422 days and the cost involved for you to pay is Php35,422 (copy attached) since the 5-year data which is free is only for the academe. In order for us to prepare and consolidate the data, kindly confirm if you agree on the cost. If not, please let us know what particular data that you would only need and we will provide you the corresponding cost estimates. The release of the data is still subject for the approval from our President & CEO and once approved you will be notified of the mode of payment.  You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315, 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 Oct 26, 2022 06:38:08 AM, your request will be closed.

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

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

Attachments:
 Assessment of Available Data.pdf

Montenegro 10:59 AM, Aug 09, 2022

Good day,

Yes, we agree with the cost and the included data. We also like to inquire if you have electronic fund transfer for the mode of payment once approved.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

NAPOCOR 03:34 PM, Aug 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Dear Louis Montenegro,

I refer to your letter of August 9, 2022 10:59 AM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch. In the said letter, you agreed with the cost involved for the provision of Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data.

With this, we are providing you copies of the Debit Memo and Bill of Statement which you will need to pay before we can provide the requested information/data. You may pay through our Cashier at NPC, Diliman, Quezon City or remit payment through LBP-NPC Branch Peso Acct. No. 2822-2220-24 the amount of Php35,422.00 and present the proof of payment.  You may obtain the original copies of the Debit Memo and Bill of Statement from Mr. Ken Trinidad of our Dams Management Department with Telephone No. (02) 89245236. . You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315, 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 Nov 07, 2022 07:31:00 AM, your request will be closed.

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

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

NAPOCOR 03:35 PM, Aug 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Dear Louis Montenegro,

I refer to your letter of August 9, 2022 10:59 AM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch. In the said letter, you agreed with the cost involved for the provision of Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data.

With this, we are providing you copies of the Debit Memo and Bill of Statement which you will need to pay before we can provide the requested information/data. You may pay through our Cashier at NPC, Diliman, Quezon City or remit payment through LBP-NPC Branch Peso Acct. No. 2822-2220-24 the amount of Php35,422.00 and present the proof of payment.  You may obtain the original copies of the Debit Memo and Bill of Statement from Mr. Ken Trinidad of our Dams Management Department with Telephone No. (02) 89245236.  You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315, 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 Nov 07, 2022 07:34:36 AM, your request will be closed.

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

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

Attachments:
 Debit Memo & Bill of Statement.pdf

Montenegro 09:03 AM, Aug 16, 2022

Good day,

Noted on this Debit Memo and Bill of Statement. Also, we would like to update our request with this letter. 
For the following  requested historical daily rainfall data:
 - Ambuklao Dam from (all years available) to (1992-2006, 2015-2021)
 - Binga Dam from (all years available) to (1992-1996, 2015-2021)
 - San Roque Dam from (all years available) to (2014-2021)
For the historical daily releases of San Roque Dam, still the same years available.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

NAPOCOR 04:48 PM, Aug 17, 2022

August 17, 2022

Dear Louis Montenegro,

I refer to your letter-response of August 16, 2022 9:03 AM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data. In your response, you re-submitted an updated letter-request and indicated the specific years that you need only for particular data per Dam.

With this, kindly be informed that the initially approved Debit Memo and Billing Statement we have provided you will be cancelled due to the changes in the inclusive time period of your data requirement. In this regard, kindly see attached new Cost Estimate for your review and acceptance. Your request will only be processed upon your final confirmation. Any further changes after the final confirmation shall be subject to additional processing fees.  You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://pcoomaster09112018130000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315, 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 Nov 09, 2022 08:44:47 AM, your request will be closed.

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

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

Attachments:
 Assessment of Available Data-v2.pdf

Montenegro 04:51 PM, Aug 17, 2022

Good day,

Yes, we confirm and agree with the updated cost and the included data. 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Montenegro 02:38 PM, Aug 23, 2022

Good day,

Aside from the pending billing statement and debit memo, can we also request for a sample OR & BIR 2303 for future set up in our end.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

NAPOCOR 08:36 AM, Sep 07, 2022

September 7, 2022

Dear Louis Montenegro,

I refer to your letters of response on August 17, 2022 04:51 PM and August 23, 2022 02:38 PM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data. In your letter response, you agreed with the cost involved for the specific years that you need and also requested a sample copy of OR and BIR 2303.

In this regard, we are providing you copies of the Debit Memo and Bill of Statement which you will need to pay before we can provide the requested information/data. You may pay through our Cashier at NPC, Diliman, Quezon City or remit payment through LBP-NPC Branch Peso Acct. No. 2822-2220-24 the amount of Php22,281.00 and present the proof of payment.  You may obtain the original copies of the Debit Memo and Bill of Statement from Mr. Ken Trinidad of our Dams Management Department with Telephone No. (02) 89245236

Upon payment of the required amount, you will be issued the corresponding NPC Official Receipt registered at the BIR.  Attached as requested is the NPC Certificate of Registration (BIR Form 2303). However, we cannot provide a sample copy of our Official Receipt but the following information is contained:

1.	OR No.
2.	OR Date
3.	Payor
4.	Address
5.	TIN
6.	Payment type

You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://removedkoalam07242018-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315, 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 Nov 30, 2022 12:25:59 AM, your request will be closed.

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

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

Attachments:
 NPC Certification of Registration (BIR 2303).pdf
 2nd Billing Statement & Debit Memo.pdf

Montenegro 12:01 PM, Sep 07, 2022

Good day,

Thank you, noted on this. Will send payment through LBP and will update again once we have gotten the approval for this. Also for inquiry in advance, can we know the process how we can receive the hardcopy of the receipt?

Thank you for your time and consideration.

NAPOCOR 05:05 PM, Sep 12, 2022

September 12, 2022

Dear Louis Montenegro,

I refer to your letter response of Sep 7, 2022 12:01 PM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data. In your letter response, you informed that your payment will be through the LBP and you also inquired on how you can receive the hardcopy of the receipt.

Please be informed that upon payment of the required amount, you can send the proof of payment to us through this NPC eFOI Portal. Once we received copy of your payment, this will be forwarded to our Cashier and the copy of the snapshot of your payment will be requested from the Landbank of the Philippines. Our Dams and Management Department upon filling up of the Order of Payment Form, the Official Receipt will be issued.
Once the OR is available, you will be notified.  The original copy of the Official Receipt can be obtained from our Cashier while the original copy of the Debit Memo and Bill of Statement can be obtained from Mr. Ken Trinidad of our Dams Management Department and he can be reached at Telephone No. (02) 89245236.


You may use the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315, 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 05, 2022 09:02:17 AM, your request will be closed.

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

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

Montenegro 04:18 PM, Sep 14, 2022

Good day, 

Okay noted on this. Please see attached proof of payment.

Thank you!

NAPOCOR 04:37 PM, Sep 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Dear Louis,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 21, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data.

We received your request on Jul 21, 2022 and will respond on or before September 23, 202212:55:13 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFE5BUE9DT1ItMDY1MzIyNTQ0MzE1DA, for request with ticket number #NAPOCOR-065322544315.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer, NAPOCOR
FOI Officer

NAPOCOR 02:21 PM, Sep 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Dear Louis Montenegro,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Jul 21, 2022 12:55:13 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Request for Daily Rainfall and Daily Releases Data.

Response to Request

We have been informed that the data you requested was already provided by our Dams Management Department and sent through your email on September 21, 2022. We will therefore mark this request as closed.

You may obtain the hardcopies of the requested data and the original copies of Official Receipt, Debit Memo and Bill of Statement from Mr. Ken Trinidad of our Dams Management Department with Telephone No. (02) 89245236

Your right to request 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 Central Appeals and Review Committee headed by Mr. Alexander P. Japon, Vice President, Administration and Finance at apjapon@napocor.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 would love to hear your thoughts or feedback on how we can improve your experience by answering the questionnaire in the following link:
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Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Decision Maker, NAPOCOR
FOI Receiving Officer

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