PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 107
CREATING THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the new Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines provides for the establishment of a National Economic and Development Authority, which shall recommend to the National Assembly, after consultation with the private sector, local government units and other appropriate public agencies, continuing, coordinated and fully integrated social and economic plans and programs;
WHEREAS, the interim National Assembly, which under the new Constitution, has the same powers as the regular National Assembly, is, in obedience to popular mandate as expressed in the recent national referendum on the new Constitution, not being convened as announced in Proclamation No. 1103 dated January 17, 1973;
WHEREAS, the country being under martial law rule, the continuance of which was declared in Proclamation No. 1104 dated January 17, 1973, in accordance with the needs of the time and the desire of the people, the President exercises legislative powers.
WHEREAS, in pursuance of the goals of promoting the economic and social development and stability of the country, there is need for the immediate creation and activation of the National Economic and Development Authority; and
WHEREAS, the existing National Economic Development Authority as provided for in the approved Integrated Reorganization Plan and amended/implemented by the presidential decrees and letters of implementation may serve as the nucleus of the body contemplated in the new Constitution;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, do hereby order and decree:
Section 1. There is hereby created a National Economic and Development Authority to be composed of the President as Chairman, the Executive Secretary, Director General of the Authority, Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Secretary of Trade and Tourism, Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications, Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education and Culture, Governor of the Central Bank, Commissioner of the Budget and Chairman of the Board of Investments as members, and who shall hold office of the pleasure of the President.
The Authority may, in the discharge of its duties and functions, call upon any private person or representative of the private sector for such views or advice as may be pertinent to any matter under its consideration.
Section 2. The Authority, after consultation with the private sector, local government units and other appropriate public agencies, shall submit continuing, coordinated and fully integrated social and economic plans and programs.
Section 3. The Authority, apart from its powers and functions under the Constitution, is also vested with the same powers and functions as those provided for the National Economic Development Authority in the approved Integrated Reorganization Plan and such other functions as may be provided in implementing presidential decrees or orders to the extent that the same may not be incompatible or in conflict with the constitutional mandate.
Section 4. The existing National Economic Development Authority shall serve as nucleus of, and be absorbed by, the National Economic and Development Authority herein created.
Section 5. The Authority shall submit to the President the requisite coordinated and integrated plans within a period of six (6) months from the date of issuance of this Decree.
This Decree is hereby made part of the law of the land and shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 24th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) ALEJANDRO MELCHOR
Source: Philippine Tariff Commission