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Financial Statements for Years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Requested from UPM by C. Brillantes at 12:54 PM on Dec 02, 2020.
Purpose: Thesis on Masters of Business Administration
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2019
Tracking no: #UPM-078590824200

Brillantes 12:54 PM, Dec 02, 2020

Good day!

I would like to request for the annual financial statement (balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow) of the Philippine General Hospital for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Thank you!

Officer 07:09 AM, Dec 14, 2020

December 14, 2020

Dear Charlene,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 02, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Financial Statements for Years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

We received your request on Dec 02, 2020 and will respond on or before Dec 23, 2020 12:54:36 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://foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEFVQTS0wNzg1OTA4MjQyMDAM, for request with ticket number #UPM-078590824200.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

December 22, 2020

Dear Charlene,

This refers to your request dated December 2, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

 You asked for the PGH Financial Statement for the years 2016 to 2019.

We are constrained to DENY your request as the same requires us in effect to perform research services for you as explained in the cases of Valmonte vs Belmonte and Belgica vs Ochoa https://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2013/nov2013/gr_208566_2013.html 

"In the case of Valmonte v. Belmonte Jr.257 (Valmonte), it has been clarified that the right to information does not include the right to compel the preparation of "lists, abstracts, summaries and the like." In the same case, it was stressed that it is essential that the "applicant has a well -defined, clear and certain legal right to the thing demanded and that it is the imperative duty of defendant to perform the act required." Hence, without the foregoing substantiations, the Court cannot grant a particular request for information. The pertinent portions of Valmonte are hereunder quoted:258

Although citizens are afforded the right to information and, pursuant thereto, are entitled to "access to official records," the Constitution does not accord them a right to compel custodians of official records to prepare lists, abstracts, summaries and the like in their desire to acquire information on matters of public concern".

Your request falls outside the ambit or purview of the abovementioned E.O.  and the Constitutional provision that it seeks to implement. 


Thank you


Respectfully,
FOI Decision Maker, Vice Chancellor for Administration

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