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NCR Digital Elevation Data and various maps (GIS shape file)

Requested from PHIVOLCS by C. Pagunuran at 04:03 PM on Jul 30, 2019.
Purpose: Research and Development
Date of Coverage: 01/25/2000 - 01/25/2019
Tracking no: #PHIVOLCS-448805960230

Pagunuran 04:03 PM, Jul 30, 2019

Hi! I would like to request information and copy of the following:

1) Highest Resolution available of Digital Elevation Data covering the National Capital Region

2) Maps and figures used in the Metro Manila Contingency Plan “Oplan Metro Yakal” in editable format such as GIS shape file. (Active Faults, Liquefaction, Earthquake-induced landslide, Fissures)

These following will be used on my Master Thesis. Currently, I am here in Japan studying MS Civil Engineering that is why I cannot be able to go in your office personally.

Hoping for your action.

Thank you so much!

Montes 05:21 PM, Aug 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

Dear Clinton,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 30, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for NCR Digital Elevation Data and various maps (GIS shape file).

We received your request on Jul 30, 2019 and will respond on or before Aug 20, 2019 04:03:57 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

We regret to say that we did not receive notification on this request when it was lodged hence only replying now. Please get in touch with NAMRIA for the DEM of NCR as they are the data owner. We will refer you to our Geology Division for the various maps requested.

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 #PHIVOLCS-448805960230.

Thank you.


Angela Montes
FOI Officer

11:20 AM, Sep 02, 2019

September 2, 2019

Dear Clinton Pagunuran,


Thank you for your request dated Jul 30, 2019 04:03:57 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for NCR Digital Elevation Data and various maps (GIS shape file).

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. Our Geology Division sent an email to you today, 2 September 2019 with details as follows: 

"This is in relation to your letter received via FOI on 30 July 2019 and received by our office on 30 August 2019, regarding your request for:
1) DEM of NCR, and
2) Maps and figures used in the Oplan Metro Yakal Contingency Plan in editable format

We would like to inform you that the products mentioned are produced by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).
Our Institute provides all earthquake- and volcano-related hazard maps for the Philippines and these are already available and can be downloaded online via this LINK.
It already includes a *.kmz file for you to be able to display the maps on a Google Earth application. We may have information that you have already accessed these data before.
However, you also mentioned shapefiles of Active Faults, Liquefaction, and Earthquake-induced Landslide, and Fissures. We can provide the data to you, and should you be requesting for shapefiles of these hazards, please note that we have already sent you an automated email for processing. However, as stated in the form, we will be processing the request once we receive a signed Data User Agreement (DUA) attached in that email. You may send the said form back to us, and the data will be provided as soon as we receive and have it signed."

Please note that we are only able to provide some of the information you have requested for as information is with other government office and we need a signed DUA from your end to process your request.

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 DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña and email at 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).

Thank you.


Bartolome Bautista
FOI Receiving Officer

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