Domingo v Republic of Philipppines

Calvin Miaw filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Calvin Miaw

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records related to litigation against Ferdinand Marcos. It is listed in the NARA catalog with National Archives Identifier: 1602875, From Records Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 -2002.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I am a graduate student at Stanford University and this request is for research purposes. I request that fees associated with this request be waived.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Calvin Miaw

From: Wanda Williams

Dear Sir,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration.

Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request to our
Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA staff, for appropriate
handling. If you would like to follow up with that office directly please
contact them at specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov.

For your reference, below you will find your original submission.

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Thank you,

Wanda T. Williams
Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of General Counsel
College Park, Maryland
301-837-0773 work
wanda.williams@nara.gov

From: James Konicek

Dear Mr. Miaw,

Enclosed is our response to your FOIA request for a fee waiver for records
related to the litigation against Ferdinand Marcos.

Sincerely,

James Konicek
Special Access and FOIA

From: Laurel Macondray

Dear Mr. Miaw,

I am writing regarding your FOIA request for litigation records related to
Ferdinand Marcos, NAID 1602875. I have attached two folder lists. One is a
list of the folders that are unrestricted and available for use. The second
is a list of folders that need to be reviewed prior to making them
available. There are approximately 6700 pages requiring review. Requests of
this size are assigned to our second tier queue. We are currently
processing requests received in January 2012. If you are able to narrow
your scope to a few folders we may be able to move your request to our
first tier. Currently our first tier backlog stands at 18 months.

Please let me know how you would like to proceed or if you have any
questions.

Sincerely,

Laurel Macondray, Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 837-2997
laurel.macondray@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Calvin Miaw

Hi Ms. Macondray,

Thank you for your response. I did have a question - if I only needed files from the unrestricted list, would it be possible to get them faster than the approximately 18 months to process first tier requests? If so, is there a way to file one request for unrestricted materials and one for materials requiring review?

Thanks,
Calvin Miaw

From: Laurel Macondray

Dear Mr. Miaw,

The unrestricted folders are available now. No further review is required
on those. You can come here to College Park to view the folders or you can
pay for a reproduction. Reproductions cost $0.80/page. If you would like to
come here to view the folders, please contact me a week in advance so I can
pull the folders for you. If there are any folders from the "Requires
Review" list that you are interested in, you can identify those and I can
update the request to reflect that. If you are not interested in any of
those folders I can update your request and we can close this FOIA.

Sincerely,

Laurel Macondray, Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 837-2997
laurel.macondray@nara.gov

From: Calvin Miaw

Hi Ms. Macondray,

Thanks for your assistance. I will let you know shortly if I need anything from the "requires review" list. Under the "Unrestricted" list, I only need the Domingo v. Marcos folders and Litigation Memoranda. Is it possible to pay for a page count so I can assess whether to pay for photocopies or hire a researcher to visit the archives?

Thanks,
Calvin

From: Laurel Macondray

Dear Mr. Miaw,

I looked at the folders you are interested in copying. There are
approximately 880 pages. At $0.80/page that is $704. Let me know if you
would like to proceed with copying and I can send the paperwork. If you
decide to have a researcher come in to make the copies please make sure the
researcher contacts me a few days in advance so that we can make sure the
folders are ready when s/he arrives.

Sincerely,

Laurel Macondray, Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 837-2997
laurel.macondray@nara.gov

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