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Rules/Guidelines on Evaluation of Former Rebels under the TFBL

Requested from DND by Maria Paula Gaspar at 09:13 AM on Aug 28, 2019.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2018 - 08/28/2019
Tracking no: #DND-342707848821

Maria Paula 09:13 AM, Aug 28, 2019

Good day. I would like to ask for the guidelines/rules that is being implemented under TFBL. Particularly, the guideline we use in dealing with rebel surrenderees with standing warrant of arrests.
September 6, 2019

Dear Maria Paula,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated August 28, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Rules/Guidelines on Evaluation of Former Rebels under the TFBL

Response to your request

Please be informed that our aim is to provide information whenever possible. However, 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 said guidelines. Currently, the Task Force Balik-Loob is finalizing the guidelines on the evaluation of Former Rebels (FRs). In particular, access cannot be granted since the issuance of initial or draft guidelines is covered by the “security” provision wherein disclosure is prohibited. But once the guidelines are finalized, we will notify you through email.
 
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Respectfully,
Dir. Arsenio Andolong
FOI Officer

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