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Law or Regulation on the Period of Time to pay suppliers or vendors

Requested from GPPB by F. Ferraris at 01:29 PM on Oct 28, 2022.
Purpose: Research and Analysis
Date of Coverage: 10/25/1950 - 10/25/2022
Tracking no: #GPPB-178753285171

Ferraris 01:29 PM, Oct 28, 2022

I would like to request from your good office if you can provide me a list of laws or regulations that regulate the time within which a buyer/vendee must pay the supplier/vendor (Basically, laws or regulations that provide the maximum number of days a buyer/vendee must pay its supplier/vendor).

I look forward to your response. 

Thank you and regards!

November 10, 2022

Dear Atty. Ferraris,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 28, 2022 01:29:46 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for a list of laws, rules and regulations that regulates or provides the maximum period within which a buyer must pay its supplier. 

Response to Your Request

We deny your request as it is considered vexatious.

Under FOI Memorandum Circular No. 5, series of 2020, a request is presumed to be vexatious if it involves: 

(a) Frequent or overlapping requests- occurs when a requesting party submits a correspondence involving the same issue frequently, or submits the same request over a period of time before the office can have the opportunity to address the earlier request. However, there is no frequent or overlapping request when the information that was previously released has been updated or has already changed. 

The government office shall not be required to act upon an unreasonable subsequent identical or substantially similar request from the same requesting party whose request has already been previously granted or denied by the same government office.  

Please note our response to your earlier similar request under Tracking No. #GPPB-607002724223. 

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