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Bureau of immigration-Philippines/ certification of official buisness of Ben McLeod in the Philippin

Requested from PAO by B. Mcleod at 11:10 PM on May 23, 2021.
Purpose: Lu MAMANGUN JUCO & ALAMIS
Date of Coverage: 05/23/2021 - 05/23/2021
Tracking no: #PAO-737596433124

Ben 12:29 AM, May 24, 2021

I’m not indigent I have home in the U.S and I have home in the Philippines than I pay every month and I have sufficient stability

Ben 11:24 PM, May 23, 2021

It’s a matter of the laws and rules of the Philippines that I must be in person to sign, documents in the attorney office of the affidavit and the documents of the NBI, also I have to be in person to fill out and sign documents of my ssrv residency documents and fees have already been paid and the legal attorney wasn’t free.

PAO-LRS-DM 04:13 PM, Jun 09, 2021

June 9, 2021

Dear Ben Mcleod,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated May 23, 2021 11:10:36 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Please be informed that the mandate of the Public Attorney' Office (PAO) is "to represent, free of charge, indigents, and other persons qualified for legal assistance in all civil, criminal, labor, administrative and other quasi-judicial cases where, after due evaluation, it is determined that the interest of justice will be served thereby."

At this instance, we regret to inform you that we cannot provide you with free legal assistance.

This is in accordance with Article 7, Chapter II, of the 2016 PAO Operations Manual, which provides:

"ARTICLE 7. Persons Not Qualified for Legal Assistance. - PAO lawyers are prohibited from assisting the following parties:

1.xxx
2. Parties who do not pass the Merit and Indigency Tests, unless appointed as counsel de oficio in criminal cases, and only under existing law, rules and regulations, or pursuant to the 2nd paragraph of Article 2, Chapter II. hereof;
3. Parties represented by de parte counsel unless said counsels had withdrawn their services;"

We advise that you consult your private lawyer regarding your concern. We hope you understand our predicament.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

PAO-LRS-DM PAO
FOI Receiving Officer

Ben 11:10 PM, May 23, 2021

Hi my reasons to go to Manila Philippines is for only important buisness of my attorney and legal documents of signing and of the NBI, also the legal documents for my ssrv visa with the Bureau of Immigration-Philippines

PAO-RO 08:42 AM, Jun 01, 2021

June 1, 2021

Dear Ben,

Thank you for your request dated May 23, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Bureau of immigration-Philippines/ certification of official buisness of Ben McLeod in the Philippin.

We received your request on May 23, 2021 and will respond on or before Jun 11, 2021 11:10:36 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEFBBTy03Mzc1OTY0MzMxMjQM, for request with ticket number #PAO-737596433124.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

PAO-RO PAO
FOI Officer

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