BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 998
CREATING AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE AND STUDY THE COUNTRY’S VARIOUS SPORTS PROGRAMS
WHEREAS, the Government has initiated several sports development programs causing possible duplication and/or overlapping of functions of agencies tasked with the implementation of said programs;
WHEREAS, there is a need to fully assess these programs, redefine the functions of all sports agencies concerned whenever possible and establish along range plan for the development of the different sports with emphasis on the expansion of the mass base for all sports in the country;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the constitution, do hereby order and direct:
Section 1. There is hereby created an Ad Hoc Committee with the assigned functions to study and evaluate all existing sports development programs in the country and upon completion of said study, to render a detailed report and recommendation to the President.
Section 2. The Committee shall be composed of the following:
|Chairman:||Gov. Jose C. Sering, Officer-in-Charge, Project: Gintong Alay and President Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association.|
|Vice-Chairman:||Lt. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos, Acting President, Philippine Olympic Committee and President, Philippine Badminton Association.|
|Members:||Mr. Johnny Gatbonton, Consultant to the Minister of Information, Office of Media Affairs.|
|Dr. Aparicio H. Mequi, Director, Bureau of Sports Development (MECS)|
|Mr. Antonio Siddayao, President Sports Writers Association of the Philippines|
|Mr. Edilberto Bonus, President, Philippine Amateur Swimming Association|
|Mr. Benjamin Siva-netto, former Olympic and representing Filipino athletes and coaches.|
Section 3. The Committee may appoint and/or designate such necessary officials and personnel to assist in the efficient performances of its functions.
Section 4. The Committee may adopt and promulgate rules and regulations as it considers necessary for the effective discharge of its responsibilities.
Section 5. To ensure effective performances of its functions, the Committee shall prepare an initial budget for the Committee for the approval of the President to be drawn from the approved budget of Project Gintong Alay.
Section 6. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of January, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-five.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JUAN C. TUVERA
Presidential Executive Assistant
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1985). [Executive Order Nos. : 928 – 1029]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.