Presidential Decree No. 1-A, 1972

MALACAÑANG
Manila

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1-A

AMENDING PART VI ON ECONOMIC PLANNING AND PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTEGRATED REORGANIZATION PLAN, BY RECONSTITUTING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND RETAINING THE NATIONAL COMPUTER CENTER IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.

WHEREAS, there is a need to further strengthen the primordial function of national development planning by securing the direct involvement of the highest leadership of the nation in the planning process;

WHEREAS, the present requirements of national development administration strongly indicate the need for immediate and authoritative decisions on policies and plans for national development;

WHEREAS, to attain these objectives, it is imperative to reconstitute the membership of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in order to include the President of the Philippines as Chairman, and the Executive Secretary as member, in the top planning body of the nation; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide the Office of the President with a computer-based information system that will serve as a basic aid to the Presidency in decision-making;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No, 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1, dated September 22, 1972, as amended, in order to effect the desired changes and reforms in the social, economic and political structure of the country, do hereby order and decree that modifications of Part VI of the Integrated Reorganization Plan are hereby adopted and approved, as follows:

1. The National Economic Development Authority shall be composed of eleven members, with the President of the Philippines, as Chairman; and the Executive Secretary, the Director-General of the Authority, the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Secretary of Trade and Tourism, the Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications, the Governor of the Central Bank, the Commissioner of the Budget, the Chairman of the Board of Investments, and a representative of the private sector who shall hold office at the pleasure of the President, as members.

The President shall designate the Vice-Chairman of the Authority who shall serve as such at his pleasure, from among the members of the NEDA Board.

2. Decisions of the Authority shall be by consensus with the concurrence of the President of the Philippines.

3. The National Computer Center is retained in the Office of the President, directly under the Executive Office. The provisions of Article VII, Chapter I, Part VI of the Plan pertaining to the Center shall remain applicable, except as otherwise modified by the retention of the Center under the Office of the President.

4. The Director-General of the Authority shall be authorized, subject to the approval of the NEDA Board, to reallocate the functions of and accordingly reconstitute, as necessary, the offices and units directly under the NEDA.

Done in the City of Manila, this 1st day of November in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.

(SGD.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS

President Republic of the Philippines

By the President:

(SGD.) ALEJANDRO MELCHOR

Executive Secretary

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