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AMLC ARI A B C 2 2018

Requested from AMLCS by Angelo Ray Adina at 03:24 PM on Jan 29, 2019.
Purpose: compliance
Date of Coverage: 09/17/2018 - 10/01/2018
Tracking no: #AMLCS-631965711049

Angelo Ray 03:24 PM, Jan 29, 2019

Hi! I respectfully request the EFFECTIVITY DATE of ARI A, B, and C No. 2, series of 2018 (

Section 11 provides that it shall take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general publication, pursuant to a long catena of Supreme Court cases, leading of which is Tanada v. Tuvera.

The  effectivity date is indispensable to the compliance of the guidelines set therein. The non-compliance therewith is considered a grave violation of RIAS, per Section 8 thereof.

FOI Receiving 09:51 AM, Feb 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

Dear Angelo Ray,

Thank you for your request dated Jan 29, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for AMLC ARI A B C 2 2018.

We received your request on Jan 29, 2019 and will respond on or before Feb 19, 2019 03:24:14 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, for request with ticket number #AMLCS-631965711049.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

FOI Decision 09:57 AM, Feb 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

Dear Mr. Adina:

This concerns your request for information regarding the effectivity date of the AMLC Regulatory Issuance (ARI) A, B and C No. 2, Series of 2018 or the Guidelines on the Digitization of Customer Records (DIGICUR).
Please be informed that the Guidelines on DIGICUR were published in Business World, a newspaper of general circulation, on 25 September 2018. A copy of said Guidelines were filed with the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR) on 28 September 2018. As such, the effectivity of the said guidelines is fifteen (15) days from date of filing with the ONAR, or on 13 October 2018. 
We hope we had addressed your concern. 

Very truly yours,

FOI-Decision Maker 
AMLC Secretariat

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