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API SYSTEM PLAN AND TIMELINE

Requested from HDMF by R. Bucatcat at 10:10 AM on Mar 03, 2021.
Purpose: Right to information and for compliance.
Date of Coverage: 03/03/2021 - 03/03/2021
Tracking no: #HDMF-960582105861

Bucatcat 10:10 AM, Mar 03, 2021

Good Morning,

I would like to know Pag-ibig's plan on the API System and when will it be introduced?

Thank you.

Officer 04:51 PM, Mar 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

Dear Razor,

Thank you for your request dated Mar 03, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for API SYSTEM PLAN AND TIMELINE.

We received your request on Mar 03, 2021 and will respond on or before Mar 24, 2021, 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/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEUhETUYtOTYwNTgyMTA1ODYxDA, for request with ticket number #HDMF-960582105861.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Pimentel, Jr. 04:53 PM, Mar 23, 2021

23 March 2021

Dear MR. RAZOR U. BUCATCAT,

This refers to your eFOI request received on 03 March 2021 sent to the eFOI portal of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Fund). In your letter, you said that you are inquiring on the Fund’s: (i) plans relative to the API System, and (ii) when will such System be introduced.

For a better appreciation of the exact nature and character of your request, our Office reached out to you via phone call for clarifications. You referred us to your supervisor at work, Atty. Ryan Trinidad, who elaborated on said inquiry. According to your supervisor, API means Application Programming Interface. This is a system which enables communication thru system to system (no human interaction; open data) without any need to go to an office. He asked if the Fund has an API System and if your company, Sprout.ph can be provided with documentation.

Considering the technical nature of your inquiry, our Office deemed it proper to raise this matter to and confer with the operating unit concerned – the Data Center Department (DCD). According to our DCD, the Fund has been using API to share data with other government agencies such as DTI, SEC, SSS, PhilHealth, and other select counter parties (banks, remittance companies, etc.) who are all significant partners in the operations of the Fund. 
As regards your request for documentation, our DCD raised the concern that since the Fund uses the API to share data, providing the system documentation would compromise it thereby exposing sensitive data, such as (but not limited to) member’s confidential personal information to unauthorized recipients in clear violation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012. 

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

ATTY. MARCIAL C. PIMENTEL, JR.  
Head, Compliance Office and 
Vice President, Legal and General Counsel Group

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