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Requested from ERDB by Rhoma Raine Manzo at 12:52 AM on Oct 13, 2018.
Purpose: Architectural Thesis
Date of Coverage: 10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018
Tracking no: #DENRERDB-946324092925

Rhoma Raine 12:52 AM, Oct 13, 2018

Hi! May I humbly request for access of the following information:

1. List of Marine Research Centers in the Philippines
2. Current trends/findings in the marine ecosystem. 
3. Data on Marine/Water Pollution (or destructive changes in the Marine Ecosystem for the past years). 

Thank you very much!

Lourdes 08:27 AM, Oct 15, 2018

October 15, 2018

Dear Rhoma Raine,

Thank you for your request dated Oct 13, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Marine Research and Development.

We received your request on Oct 13, 2018 and will respond on or before Nov 03, 2018 12:52:11 AM, 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFURFTlJFUkRCLTk0NjMyNDA5MjkyNQw, for request with ticket number #DENRERDB-946324092925.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Lourdes Tangkeko
FOI Officer

Dr. Henry 10:03 AM, Nov 08, 2018

November 8, 2018

Dear Rhoma Raine Manzo,

I refer to my letter of Oct 13, 2018 12:52:11 AM; about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Marine Research and Development.

Our response to your request is due on Nov 03, 2018 12:52:11 AM. Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected to deal with your request because the concerned personnel is on official business.

I apologize for this delay but have applied for an extension so we could work further on your request. We hope to be able to send you a response on or before Nov 30, 2018 12:52:11 AM.

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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyIgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiFURFTlJFUkRCLTk0NjMyNDA5MjkyNQw, for request with ticket number #DENRERDB-946324092925.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Dr. Sofio B. Quintana, CESO IV
FOI Officer
November 22, 2018

Dear Rhoma Raine Manzo,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Oct 13, 2018 12:52:11 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Marine Research and Development.

Response to your request

This in connection with your request for information on marine research center guidelines, marine biodiversity statistics of Batangas and the whole country, and the number of clientele using the center. Our office (ERDB) has no marine research center, but we are currently providing inputs to the operational plan and research agenda for the national coastal and marine research center of DENR in Snake Island, Honda Bay, Palawan. The Biodiversity Management Bureau of DENR is finalizing the plan as the lead agency for the research center establishment. Information on marine biodiversity is also available at the aforementioned office. For biodiversity information specific to Batangas, you may inquire at the Batangas State University as they might own a marine laboratory in support to the Verde Island Passage protected seascape. We hope that you were able to communicate with De La Salle University as they also have a marine research station somewhere in Lian, Batangas. They may also have completed research initiatives within the Batangas Area.

Our office has various laboratories designed for chemical and DNA analyses, taxonomic identifications, and reference collections. However, the majority of samples submitted for analyses are coming from land-based research activities. Please be informed that you are very welcome to see the research-related facilities in our office.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

JIM T. Padin, PhD (C)
Coastal and Marine R & D Section
Coastal Zone and Freshwater Ecosystems Research Division
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, DENR
College, 4031 Laguna
Main: (049) 536-2269/2229, Local: 215/258

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