MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 1
DIRECTING THE AIR TRANSPORTATION OFFICE TO TEMPORARILY TAKE OVER OR DIRECT THE OPERATION OF ALL PRIVATE AIR TRANSPORTATION LANDING FIELDS, STRIPS AND FACILITIES, AND TO INVESTIGATE THE INVOLVEMENT OF CERTAIN PRIVATELY-OWNED AIRCRAFT, THEIR OWNERS AND PILOTS IN THE 1989 MUTINY AND REBELLION
Pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Constitution and Republic Act No. 6826, the Air Transportation Office is hereby directed to:
(a) temporarily take over or direct the operation of all private air transportation landing fields, strips and facilities, and,
(b) investigate the involvement of certain privately-owned aircraft, their owners and pilots in the 1989 mutiny and rebellion and with due notice, to suspend their operations pending the investigation,
all for the purpose of preventing the use of these facilities and aircraft in the furtherance of the mutiny and rebellion, consistent with the declared national policy.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines shall assist the Air Transportation Office in the implementation of this Memorandum Order, in accordance with the guidelines set forth under Executive Order No. 384, Series of 1989.
This Memorandum Order shall take effect two (2) days after its publication in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation, considering the urgency thereof.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 27th day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
By the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.