EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 230
MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 222
CREATING THE NEDA BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND FACILITATING ACTION ON MATTERS REQUIRING THE DECISION OF THE NEDA BOARD
WHEREAS, the Philippine Constitution mandates the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to formulate continuing, coordinated and integrated social and economic policies, plans and programs;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to reorganize the structure and operations of the NEDA Board to coordinate the formulation and implementation of the Philippine Development Plan, and thereby achieve sustainable economic growth and equitable distribution of income and wealth;
WHEREAS, NEDA Board Resolution No. 17 (s. 1973) as amended by NEDA Board Resolution No.1 (s.1982),copies of which are attached, empowers the NEDA Director-General to constitute an Executive Committee from among the concerned members of the NEDA to act on policy matter(s) affecting only a sector of the economy and/or one or a few departments/agencies of the government;
WHEREAS, said NEDA Board EXCOM had been delegated to act for and in behalf of the NEDA Board and submit its recommendation through the NEDA Director-General to the President of the Philippines in the name of the Board.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby order:
Section 1. Reactivation of the NEDA Board Executive Committee. In order to facilitate action on matters requiring the decision of the NEDA Board, the NEDA Board Executive Committee is hereby reactivated, with the following composition:
Vice Chairman -Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning
Members Executive Secretary
Chairperson of the Dev’t Budget and Coordination Committee
Chairperson of the Investment Coordination Committee
Chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Related Matters
Chairperson of the Social Development Committee
Co-Chairperson of the Infrastructure Committee
Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Section 2. Responsibilities of the NEDA Board Executive Committee. The NEDA Board Executive Committee will resolve policy issues involving few agencies or a specific sector without the necessity of convening the entire NEDA Board. For matters falling within the policies set forth in the Constitution of the Philippines, and in existing laws, decrees, executive orders, letters of instruction, approved development plans and programs, and/or policies previously set by the President of the Philippines or the NEDA, the NEDA Board Executive Committee is hereby delegated to act for the NEDA Board. The NEDA Board Executive Committee shall likewise have the power to approve ICC projects.
Section 3. Frequency of meetings. The NEDA Board Executive Committee shall meet as often as may be necessary to decide thercon for and in behalf of the NEDA Board. In case of unavailability of the Chairman, he may authorize the Vice-Chairmati to convene the NEDA Board Executive Committee and chair the meeting in his behalf.
Section 4. Decisions of the NEDA Board Executive Committee. Decisions of the NEDA Board Executive Committee shall be final, executory and binding upon the Board.
Section 5. Technical and Secretariat Support. The NEDA Secretariat shall provide technical and secretariat support to the NEDA Board Executive Committee.
Section 6. Effectivity. This Memorandum Order shall take effect immediately.
Section 7. Repealing Clause. All executive issuances or parts thereof inconsistent with this Memorandum Order are hereby amended or modified accordingly.
Done in the City of Manila, this 26th of July in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Four.
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
By the President:
(Sgd.) TEOFISTO T. GUINGONA, JR.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7640
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
lst Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-seventh day of July, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Two.
Republic Act No. 7640
AN ACT CONSTITUTING THE LEGISLATIVE-EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Declaration of Policy. – It is the policy of the State to formulate after consultations with appropriate public agencies, the private sector, and local government units socioeconomic development programs taking into account the requirements of conservation and ecology and in accordance with its constitutional mandate to promote a more equitable distribution of opportunities, income, and wealth; a sustained increase in the amount of goods and services produced by the nation for the benefit of the people; an expanding productivity as the key to raising the quality of life for all, especially the under privileged.
The State shall promote industrialization and full employment based on sound agricultural development and agrarian reform, through industries that make full and efficient use of human and natural resources, and which are competitive in both domestic and foreign markets. However, the State shall protect Filipino enterprises against unfair foreign competition and trade practices.
The Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council shall constitute an effective advisory and consultative mechanism to ensure consistency in coordinating executive development planning and congressional budgeting.
SECTION 2. Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council. – Pursuant to the foregoing policy, there is hereby constituted a consultative and advisory body to be known as the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council, herein after referred to as the Council. It shall be composed of twenty (20) members, with the President as Chairman and the following as members: the Vice President, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, seven (7) members of the Cabinet to be designated by the President of the Senate, three (3) members of the House of Representatives to be designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives at least one (1) of whom shall come from the dominant minority party, and the following to be appointed by the President: a representative of the local government units, a representative of the youth, and a representative of the private sector from any or a combination of the following: business, cooperatives, agriculture, and labor.
Membership in the Council of the members of the legislature shall be an extension of their legislative functions. Membership in the Council of the members of the Cabinet shall be in an ex officio capacity.
The Chairman and members of the Council who are government officials shall serve in the Council without any additional emoluments, allowances, or pay, by virtue of and in connection with the positions they have been elected to or appointed to, as the case may be.
The Council may form its own subcommittees as may be needed and may call on any government agency or resource persons for assistance.
SECTION 3. Functions of the Council. – The Council shall serve as a consultative and advisory body to the President as the head of the national economic and planning agency for further consultations and advice on certain programs and policies essential to the realization of the goals of the national economy with the following functions:
determine and recommend socioeconomic development goals in pursuance of established policies which shall guide the formulation and implementation of the national development plan; provide policy advice to the President on vital issues affecting the socioeconomic development of the country;
direct the study of measures to ensure that regional development plans and programs are integrated into the national development plan;
receive, and in appropriate cases, require reports on, and study measures to improve the implementation of official development assistance from multilateral and bilateral entities;
assess effectiveness of implementation of the national development plan;
integrate environmental concepts, principles and practices into the national development plan for a balanced and cohesive approach to national development;
review the relationship of the legislative agenda to the national development plan to ensure the integration of both;
study and recommend to the President and to Congress sources of revenue as well as measures to reduce unnecessary expenditures to the end that the resources of the government will be used to the optimum.
SECTION 4. Secretariat. – The Council shall have the National Economic and Development Authority secretariat as the principal secretariat in providing staff support to the Council, assisted by personnel from the Presidential Management
Staff and the economic planning staff of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
SECTION 5. Meetings of the Council. – The Council shall meet at least once every quarter, but may be convened by its Chairman to such special meetings as may be necessary. The members of the Council shall be duly notified of any meeting in advance. The first meeting of the Council shall take place within one (1) month from the effectivity of this Act, at a time and place to be designated by the Chairman.
SECTION 6. Priority Concerns. – The Council shall give special attention to measures which will:
involve concerned private sector, relevant non-government groups and people’s organizations in the processes of economic planning by national agencies and by regional, provincial, and other local development councils, as well as in monitoring the implementation of development projects;
bring about effective integration of the priority development programs and projects proposed by regional, provincial and other local development councils into the national development plan, within the constraints of the national budget;
accelerate the study and formulation of projects and programs, which will answer priority needs of the people for livelihood and social services, and which may be funded from national revenues and/or grants and concessional loans from external sources;
hasten the utilization of grants and concessional loans for priority development projects and programs, while also improving the efficiency of project implementation; and
recommend measures that would strengthen mechanisms for monitoring the implementation of development projects and programs, and for promoting efficiency of execution and timeliness of completion.
SECTION 7. The Council shall render reports after every meeting to all Senators and Congressmen who are not members of the Council, particularly the progress and action taken on priority concerns embodied in Section 6 hereof.
SECTION 8. Implementing Rules and Regulations. – Within sixty (60) days from the approval of this Act, the Council shall promulgate all the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act.
SECTION 9. Appropriations. – The amount of Three million pesos (P3,000,000.00) is hereby authorized out of the funds of the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the operating and capital expenditures of the Council for the Fiscal Year 1993. Thereafter, the necessary appropriations shall be provided in the Annual General Appropriations Act.
SECTION 10. Separability Clause. – In case any provision hereof is declared unconstitutional, the other provisions not so declared and affected shall remain in force and effect.
SECTION 11. Repealing Clause. – All laws and executive orders which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.
SECTION 12. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette.
(Sgd.) JOSE C. DE VENECIA, JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Sgd.) NEPTALI A. CONZALES
President of the Senate
This bill, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 704 and House Bill No. 2581, was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on December 7,1992 and November 24, 1992, respectively.
(Sgd.) CAMILO L. SABIO
House of Representatives
(Sgd.) ANACLETO D. BADOY, JR.
Secretary of the Senate Approved: December 9,1992
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 103
DIVIDING REGION IV INTO REGION IV-A AND REGION IV-B, TRANSFERRING THE PROVINCE OF AURORA TO REGION III AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that the President shall exercise general supervision over local government units;
WHEREAS, the administrative regions were established to promote efficiency in the Government, accelerate social and economic development and improve public services;
WHEREAS, to further accelerate the social and economic development of the provinces and cities comprising Region IV and improve the delivery of public services, there is a need to divide Region IV and transfer the Province of Aurora to Region III.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Region IV is hereby divided into Region IV-A and Region IV-B.
SECTION 2. Region IV-A shall be known as CALABARZON and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:
i. Antipolo City
ii. Batangas City
iii. Calamba City
iv. Cavite City
v. Lipa City
vi. Lucena City
vii. San Pablo City
viii. Tagaytay City
ix. Tanauan City
x. Trece Martires City
SECTION 3. Region IV-B shall be known as MIMAROPA and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:
ii. Mindoro Occidental
iii. Mindoro Oriental
i. Calapan City
ii. Puerto Princesa City
SECTION 4. The Province of Aurora is hereby transferred to and shall form part of Region III.
SECTION 5. The Department of the Interior and Local Government is hereby directed to supervise the division of Region IV into Region IV-A and Region IV-B and the transfer of the Province of Aurora to Region III.
SECTION 6. All orders, rules, regulations and issuances, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 7. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon approval.
City of Manila, May 17, 2002.
By the President:
AVELINO U. CRUZ, JR.
OIC, Office of the Executive Secretary
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 246
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 246
DESIGNATING CALAMBA CITY AS REGIONAL CENTER OF REGION IV-A (CALABARZON)
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 103 dated May 17, 2003, divided Region IV into IV-A (CALABARZON) and IV-B and transferred Aurora Province to Region III
WHEREAS, the Regional Development Council IV-A affirmed the choice of Calamba City as the site of the regional center for Region IV-A having been established as a center of industrial development and urban activities; and
WHEREAS, the establishment of Calamba City as regional center will foster better coordination and promote efficiency in the discharge of functions between and among agencies operating in the CALABARZON area.
NOW THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law. Do hereby order
Section 1, Calamba City is hereby designated as the regional center of Region IV-A (CALABARZON).
Section 2. The Regional Development Council of Region IV-A shall immediately undertake necessary steps for the site development of the CALABARZON regional center in Calamba City
Section 3. All national line agencies shall locate their regional offices in Calamba City as soon as possible and provide the necessary budgetary and other requirements for this purpose.
Section 4. All orders, rules, regulations and issuances, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 5. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 28th day of October , in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Three.
(Sgd) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd) ALBERTO G. ROMULO