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contract between Samyang Comtech Co. Ltd. ( south Korea) and the Government Arsenal

Requested from DND by Marycris Sanchez at 04:00 PM on Oct 07, 2017.
Purpose: This is for a thesis about the ability of the Philippine Government in military arena
Date of Coverage: 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017
Tracking no: #DND-515682202707

Marycris 04:00 PM, Oct 07, 2017

Hello,
 I would like to have a copy of  the partnership agreement between the Government Arsenal and Samyang Comtech Co. Ltd. ( south Korea) regarding the making of protective gear for the armed forces and police force. I would like to quote some provision there for my thesis about the modes, means and remedies that out good government is resorting to for the upgrade of our military and police force.

Dir. Arsenio 04:54 PM, Oct 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Dear Marycris,

Thank you for your request dated Oct 07, 2017 04:00:48 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for contract between Samyang Comtech Co. Ltd. ( south Korea) and the Government Arsenal.

We received your request on Oct 07, 2017 04:00:48 PM and will respond on or before Oct 27, 2017 04:00:48 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 https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERORC01MTU2ODIyMDI3MDcM, for request with ticket number #DND-515682202707.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Dir. Arsenio Andolong
FOI Officer
Dear Ms. Marycris Sanchez,

      Greetings!

       Thank you for your request dated 04 October 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

       The FOI request

        You specifically requested for the contract between Government Arsenal and Samyang Comtech Co. Ltd.

        Agency response to FOI request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide the information you have requested because of the exception under Section 2 of the List of Exceptions to Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) applies to the contract. The said section provides for the exception to the right to access to privileged information relating to national security, defense or international relations. In particular access cannot be granted since the said contract is covered by a confidentiality clause wherein disclosure is prohibited. The contract contains military technical design and technology, which the Government Arsenal is prohibited to disclose to any person or entity.

        Requestor’s right to appeal

        If you are not satisfied with this response, you may request for an internal review of such response by writing to the Undersecretary for National Defense who heads the Central Appeals and Review Committee. Your appeal should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from receipt hereof. It shall be decided by the Department Secretary upon the recommendation of the Committee within thirty (30) working days from the filing of said written appeal after which you will be notified of the result. In case the same appeal is denied after a review, you have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

       Thank you.

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