NPM No. 095-2015
Requesting Entity: Municipality of Baras
Issues Concern: Source of Honoraria
Whether the slippage fee can be used as honoraria.
Applying the Latin maxim expressio unius est exclusio alterius, a rule in statutory construction, which means the express mention of one person, thing or consequence, implies the exclusion of all others, honoraria cannot be sourced from other means apart from those enumerated in DBM BC Nos. 2004-5A and 2007-3.
In conclusion, xxx any monetary amount acquired by the procuring entity due to the slippage incurred by the contractor cannot be a source of honoraria to government personnel involved in government procurement.