BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 8
CREATING A COMMITTEE TO STUDY AND RECOMMEND SOLUTIONS TO THE SQUATTER PROBLEM
WHEREAS, the squatter problem, especially in urban areas, is assuming serious proportions; and
WHEREAS, prompt action is necessary to curb this social malady and to instill a deeper respect for rights of public dominion and for private rights;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E, MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby create a committee to undertake studies and formulate solutions to the nation-wide squatter problem, composed of the following:
|The Presidential Assistant on Housing||Chairman|
|The Undersecretary of Justice or his representative||Member|
|The Chairman, People’s Homesite and Housing Corporation, or his representative||Member|
|The Social Welfare Administrator or his representative||Member|
|The Director of Lands or his representative||Member|
|The Presidential Assistant on Community Development or his representative||Member|
The committee shall submit a list of squatter areas all over the country, locate suitable resettlement areas, coordinate government activities for the resettlement of squatters and adopt or recommend measures to curb or minimize squatting.
The committee is hereby empowered to call upon any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the government for such assistance at it may need in the discharge of its functions.
Done in the City of Manila, this 27th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred sixty-six.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) RAFAEL M. SALAS
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1966). [Administrative Order Nos. : 1 – 199]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.