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    Date: 2022-09-08 12:35:50.789307

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Remove our business number as a secondary reference used by an unknown person in lending companies

Requested from SEC by L. Javier at 12:35 PM on Sep 08, 2022.
Purpose: Stop death threats
Date of Coverage: 09/08/2022 - 09/08/2022
Tracking no: #SEC-768480677693

Javier 12:35 PM, Sep 08, 2022

I would like the following numbers reported:

Jo Anne Te Narvasa - 09751374318
*She used our store number as reference to borrow money. We did not know her.

Online Lending Philippines:
09708140396
09107908914
09815619125

Sending harassing, death threats, and malicious messages.

Gonzales 08:33 AM, Sep 12, 2022

September 12, 2022

Dear Lucille Mae,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 08, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Remove our business number as a secondary reference used by an unknown person in lending companies.

We received your request on Sep 08, 2022 and will respond on or before Sep 29, 2022 12:35:50 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://zcwdv520190208-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEFNFQy03Njg0ODA2Nzc2OTMM, for request with ticket number #SEC-768480677693.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Isma Gonzales
FOI Officer

Gumtang- Remalante 10:51 AM, Sep 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Dear Lucille Mae Javier,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Sep 08, 2022 12:35:50 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Remove our business number as a secondary reference used by an unknown person in lending companies.

Response to Request

Dear Ms. Javier,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Sep 08, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You requested the removal of your business number as a secondary reference of an unknown person in lending companies

Response to Request

Based on the information you provided, your FOI request may indicate a possible violation of SEC Memorandum Circular No. 18, Series of 2019 on the Prohibition of Unfair Debt Collection Practices of Financing Companies (FC) and Lending Companies (LC). To know more about the specifics of your complaint, you may file a formal complaint with us by following the instructions below:

1. To File a Formal Complaint Against a Lending or Financing Company

Download and fill out the Complaint Form completely and accurately: https://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022FCLC_Updated-Complaint-form.docx

2. Provide the necessary attachments, namely:

a. relevant documents and evidence that will support your claim/s or allegation/s ( e.g. screenshots of text messages and conversations with the financing/lending company);

b. loan agreement (if any);

c. valid government-issued ID; and

d. evidence/proof that you have exhausted all remedies against the company concerned before filing your complaint with the SEC.

3. Indicate the following personal information of the complainant in the complaint form:

a. personal e-mail address;

b. personal contact number/s; and

c. address (in the Philippines) where you may be furnished a copy of letter/s and order from the Commission.

4. Use the below format in the subject head of e-mail in sending the complaint form to flcd_complaints@sec.gov.ph  

COMPLETE  NAME_RESPONDENT COMPANY _SUBJECT OF COMPLAINT

(ex: JUAN DELA CRUZ_ABC LENDING_DISCLOSURE STATEMENT VIOLATION)

5. Submit one complaint form per respondent company.

For more information, refer to this link: http://www.sec.gov.ph/lending-companies-and-financing-companies/complaints/

Your right to request a review

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Commission Secretary at comsec@sec.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Atty. Rachel Esther Gumtang- Remalante
FOI Receiving Officer

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