BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 144
CALLING UPON THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS, GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES, CHARTERED CITIES AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO CONSULT WITH THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC POLICIES, PLANS AND PROGRAMS
WHEREAS, under Reorganization Plan No, 10, the functions, powers, duties and responsibilities of the National Economic Council are, among others, defined as follows:
“Formulate definite and consistent national economic policies and prepare comprehensive economic and social development programs which, when approved by the President and, if necessary, by Congress, shall be implemented by government executive departments, government corporations, government financial institutions, chartered cities, and other local governments;, Plans and programs shall be formulated in component parts, each part to contain those items which each respective government entity – department, bank, financial institution, corporation, etc, – shall have the responsibility for implementing. Likewise, items which require implementation by private enterprise shall be formulated as component parts of the integrated plans or programs.”;
This order shall not be interpreted to affect the status and functions of the Program Implementation Agency. The Program Implementation Agency shall continue to constitute the advisorial and implemental staff of the President on economic matters through which the results of any such consultations with the NEC herein provided shall be coursed for the action of the President.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby direct all concerned to consult with and sound out the National Economic Council on proposed economic policies, plans and programs within their respective spheres of activity and organization, before announcing, implementing and submitting the same to the President for consideration and final approval.
Done in the City of Manila, this 12th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-five.
(Sgd.) DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) SALVADOR L. MARIÑO
Acting Executive Secretary
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1965). [Administrative Order Nos. : 1 – 191]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.