Commission on the Settlement of Land Problems
SECTION 32. Commission on the Settlement of Land Problems.—The Commission on the Settlement of Land Problems shall be responsible for the settlement of land problems involving small landowners and members of cultural minorities. It shall also perform such other functions, as are now or may hereafter be provided by law.
SECTION 33. Structure and Personnel Organization.—The Commission, as a collegial body, shall be composed of the Commissioner and two Associate Commissioners. For administrative purposes, the Commissioner shall be the head of the Commission and the two Associate Commissioners shall be his immediate assistants.
The Commissioner and the two Associate Commissioners shall be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary. They shall have the same qualifications for appointment and receive a salary, retirement benefits, longevity pay and other privileges equivalent to that of an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals and a Judge of the Regional Trial Court, respectively, as provided in E.O. No. 561.
The Commission shall have a technical staff which shall be headed by an Executive Director and assisted by a Deputy Executive Director who shall both be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary. All the other members of the technical staff shall be appointed by the Secretary upon the recommendation of the Commissioner.
When conditions in any province so warrant, the Commission may, subject to the approval of the Secretary, establish a regional and provincial offices thereat which shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be assigned to it by the Commission.