Executive Order No. 241, s. 1987





WHEREAS, by virtue of Executive Order No. 85, the Ministry of Human Settlements (MHS) has been abolished and the final disposition and/or organizational alignment of its existing programs and projects, agencies, corporations and councils have been made subject to subsequent enactments;

WHEREAS, by virtue of Administrative Order No. 10, a number of entities, agencies, corporations, programs or projects attached previously to the MHS have been transferred to the Office of the Development Management (ODM) Order No. 9;

WHEREAS, by virtue of Executive Order No. 130, the ODM has been abolished and all its pertinent functions with applicable records, equipment and personnel have been transferred to the Presidential Management Staff (PMS);

WHEREAS, by virtue of Memorandum Order No. 85, all the remaining agencies, corporations, programs, projects and functions/roles of the defunct Ministry of Human Settlements (MHS) have been transferred to the PMS;

WHEREAS, a number of specific programs, projects and functions/roles transferred to and assumed by the PMS have been found to be inconsistent with the mandate as provided in Executive Order No. 130;

WHEREAS, it is further deemed necessary to transfer these specific programs, projects and functions/roles to the appropriate agencies to promote efficiency and maximum coordination in the delivery of public services;

WHEREAS, it is the avowed policy of the new administration to streamline government operations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the sovereign will of the Filipino people and the Constitution, do hereby order:

Section 1. Absorption of Specific PMS Projects in Toto. The following specific programs and projects of the PMS together with their functions, assets, funding, personnel, records, equipment and obligations are hereby absorbed by the herein designated agencies;

(a) Land Investment Trust Program (LITP) created under Letter of Instructions No. 1170, Series of 1981, is hereby transferred to the Home Insurance Guarantee Corporation (HIGC) of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).

(b) Private Sites and Services Project Office (PSSPO)created under Office Order No. 022, Series of 1981, is hereby transferred to the National Home Mortgage and Finance Corporation (NHMFC) of the HUDCC.

Section 2. Transfer of Specific Roles/Functions of the PMS. The specific roles/functions of PMS in the following programs, projects and entities together with their assets, funding, personnel, records, equipment and obligations are hereby transferred to the herein designated agencies:

(a) Culion Committee created under Letter of Instructions No. 796, Series of 1979, and the Culion Development Project (CDP) are hereby transferred to the Palawan Integrated Area Development Project (PIADP) of the National Council on Integrated Area Development (NACIAD);

(b) National Artists Awards (NAAWA) created under Presidential Decree No. 208, series of 1973, is hereby transferred to the Presidential Commission on Culture and Arts (PCCA);

(c) Asean Association for Planning and Housing (AAPH) where the Philippine commitment grant is provided in Letter of Instructions No. 1001. series of 1980, is hereby transferred to the International Committee Fund of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); and

(d) Markets Infrastructure Development Council (MIDC) created under Executive Order No. 821, series of 1982, is hereby transferred to the Department of Local Government (DLG).

Section 3. Implementing Authority of the Transferee Agencies. The transferee agencies designated in Sections 1 and 2 above shall issue such rules, regulations, and other issuances as may be necessary to ensure the effective implementation of this Executive Order.

Section 4. Existing Contracts, Agreements, Obligations. All existing legitimate contracts, agreements, and other obligations entered into or incurred by virtue of the functions/roles, programs and projects listed in Sections 1 and 2 above, shall continue to be in force subject to review, insofar as the law may allow, by the designated transferee agencies.

Section 5. Funding. The transfer of existing fund allocations of the aforesaid transferred functions/roles, programs and projects to the transferee agencies shall be in the following schemes:

(a) Automatic transfer of funds to transferee agencies listed in Sections 1 and 2 which are not government corporations; and,

(b) Fund allocations to transferee government corporations listed in Sections 1 and 2 shall be determined by the Department of Budget and Management (DMB).

Section 6. Transitory Provision. Upon approval of this Executive Order, the officers and employees of entities whose functions/roles, programs and projects are mentioned in Sections 1 and 2 above shall, in a hold-over capacity, continue to perform their respective duties and responsibilities and receive the corresponding salaries and benefits unless in the meantime they are separated from the government service. Those separated from the service shall receive the retirement benefits to which they may be entitled under existing laws, rules and regulations. Otherwise, they shall be paid the equivalent nearest fraction thereof favorable to them on the basis of highest salary received, but in no case shall such payment exceed the equivalent of twelve months’ salary.

Section 7. Separability Clause. The provisions of this Executive Order are hereby declared to be separable, and if any provision or section of this Order or application hereof should, for any reason, be held invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect other provisions or sections of this Order.

Section 8. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 24th day of July in the Year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven.

President of the Philippines

By the President:

Executive Secretary

Source: Presidential Management Staff

Office of the President of the Philippines. (1987). [Executive Order Nos. : 171-390]. Manila : Presidential Management Staff.