Administrative Order No. 273, s. 1996

MALACAÑANG

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 273

REVISING THE COMPOSITION OF THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COORDINATING COUNCIL AS CREATED BY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 123 DATED APRIL 4, 1989, AS AMENDED

WHEREAS, international developments in science and technology should be monitored closely so that our country can identify opportunities for participation in the global market;

WHEREAS, the Science and Technology Coordinating Council (STCC), provides the strategies and directions for science and technology development;

WHEREAS, the Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), organized by Filipino scientists and technologists living in different capitals of the world, can provide the vital link to monitor global developments in science and technology and must be represented in the STCC;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order the amendment of Administrative Order No. 202 dated 05 July 1995, entitled “Further Amending Administrative Order No. 202 dated April 21, 1989” as follows:

Section 1. Section 1 of Administrative Order No. 202, is amended to read as follows.

“Section 1. Composition. The Science and Technology Coordinating Council (STCC) shall be composed of the following:

Chairman Secretary, of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Vice-Chairman Representative of the private sector
Representative from private educational Institutions
Members Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA)
Secretary of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS)
Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND)
Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH)
Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication(DOTC)
Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
Eight (8) Representatives from the Private Sector which includes Representative from the Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)
One (1) Representative from the Public Education Institutions

The members of the Council may designate their duly authorized representatives. Such designated representatives shall have the full powers to vote for and act, and in behalf of their principals, in any action to be taken by the Council unless their designated provides otherwise.

Other heads of executive agencies, private organizations or individuals can be called upon by the Council to attend any Council meeting and assist the Council to resolve issues and problems that concern their respective offices.

Section 2. This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 19th day of May in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Six.

(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) LUIS C. LIWANAG II
Acting Executive Secretary

Source: Malacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (1996). [Administrative Order Nos. : 201 – 300]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.