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Monthly number of licensed firms, rice business, per region

Requested from PhilRice by F. Alvarez at 02:38 PM on Jun 05, 2020.
Purpose: Research in the rice market, imports, and prices
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1987 - 06/05/2020
Tracking no: #PhilRice-184348709386

Alvarez 02:38 PM, Jun 05, 2020


I hope you are doing well under this COVID19 situation.

I am a PhD student from the UP School of Economics. I am currently doing research on rice. I wish to see the trends in rice traders' concentration per region. So, I would like to request for the monthly regional data on the number of licensed firms, rice businesses (e.g. retailers, wholesalers, retail-wholesalers, millers, warehousing providers, and importers) from the oldest to the latest data that you have.

Kind regards,

Flor Dianne H. Alvarez

PhilRice 12:08 PM, Jun 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

Dear Flor Dianne,

Thank you for your request dated Jun 15, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Monthly number of licensed firms, rice business, per region.

We received your request on Jun 15, 2020 and will respond on or before Jun 30, 2020 02:38:51 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 #PhilRice-184348709386.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer PhilRice
FOI Officer

PhilRice 04:01 PM, Feb 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

Dear Flor Dianne Alvarez,


Thank you for your request dated Jun 05, 2020 02:38:51 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

You asked for Monthly number of licensed firms, rice business, per region.

As much as we would like to provide assistance in your data request, we wish to inform you that we do not have available regional data on licensed rice firms/traders.

However, may we please refer you with the office of the National Food Authority (  They could provide assistance on the regional data of rice traders or they may refer you to the appropriate information source.
Your FOI request is approved. I enclose a copy of [some/most/all] of the information you requested.

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