BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 19
DIRECTING THAT TRANSMITTAL OF COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE LAND AUTHORITY, THROUGH THE FACILITIES OF THE BUREAU OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS, BY MEANS OF WIRE OR TELEGRAPHIC SERVICES, BY ANY PRIVATE CITIZEN, BE CHARGED AT MINIMAL COST OF TEN CENTAVOS
WHEREAS, the government is committed to the full implementation of the land reform program as envisioned under the Agricultural Land Reform Code (Rep. Act No. 3844);
WHEREAS, the benefits of said program can only be realized if there is in the government sector maximum attendance and attention to the manifold problems, complaints and grievances of those involved or affected in the carrying out of many activities in land reform;
WHEREAS, there is need to provide easy access and reception to these complaints and grievances to effectuate prompt attention thereto; and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the Land Authority is directly responsible to the President in the discharge of his functions as such, aside from his being Chairman of the National Land Reform Council composed of member agencies all geared towards the implementation of land reform;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby direct that the Bureau of Telecommunications make available its facilities to private citizens by transmitting their complaints and grievances to the Governor of the Land Authority, by means of wire or other telegraphic services, at the minimal cost of ten centavos.
Done in the City of Manila, this 22nd day of August, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and 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.