BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 31
CREATING A NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE SECOND MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
WHEREAS, the Philippine Government offered to host the Second Ministerial Conference on the Development of Southeast Asia which has been scheduled for April, 1967;
WHEREAS, the offer was accepted by the participating countries at the First Ministerial Conference held at Tokyo in April, 1966; and
WHEREAS, to ensure the success of the Conference, there is a need to create a National Committee to take charge of all the necessary arrangements for the Conference;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby designate the following to compose the Committee and represent the Philippine Government at the Conference:
|1.||The Secretary of Finance||–||Chairman|
|2.||The Chairman, National Economic Council||–||Vice-Chairman|
|3.||The Secretary of Commerce and Industry||–||Member|
|4.||The Secretary of Public Works and Communications||–||Member|
|5.||The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs||–||Member|
|6.||The Director General, Presidential Economic Staff||–||Member|
|7.||The Undersecretary of Education||–||Member|
|8.||The Undersecretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources||–||Member|
The Committee shall have a Secretariat which is authorized to organize the necessary working committees and to promulgate plans to carry out the purpose for which the Committee has been created and to call upon any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the government, including government-owned or controlled corporations, for such assistance as it may need in discharging its duties and functions. The Secretariat shall be headed by a Secretary-General who will be assisted by two (2) Deputy Secretary-Generals.
Undersecretary of Commerce Fernando Campos is hereby designated as Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary Agustin P. Mangila of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Executive Director Rizalino Pablo of the National Economic Council as Deputy Secretary-Generals.
The release of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P100,000.00) to defray the expenses of the Conference is hereby authorized.
Done in the City of Manila, this 18th day of December, 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.