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Purpose of the Manual

The purpose of this FOI Manual (Manual) is to provide the process to guide and assist Filipino Citizens in requesting for information under Executive Order (E.O.) No. 2, Series of 2016, on Freedom of Information (FOI).

Structure of the Manual

This Manual shall set out the rules and procedures to be followed by PVAO when a request for access to information is received. The PVAO Administrator is responsible for all actions carried out under this Manual and may delegate this responsibility to the Deputy Administrator. The PVAO Administrator may delegate a specific officer to act as the Decision Maker (DM), who shall have overall responsibility for the initial decision on FOI requests, (i.e. to decide whether to release all the records, partially release the records or deny access).

Coverage of the Manual

The Manual shall cover all requests for information directed to PVAO.