BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 255
CREATING A TASK FORCE ON THE REVISION OF FEES AND CHARGES
WHEREAS, the resource mobilization program of the Philippine Government has identified fees and charges as a major source of revenue;
WHEREAS, fees and charges are apt to grow rather than diminish in importance and can be used as an alternative for increased taxation;
WHEREAS, there is an apparent absence of a synchronized accounting and reporting system of collection from fees and charges by the bureaus and agencies concerned which cause difficulties in the establishment of budgetary levels, targets and priorities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby create a Task Force on the Revision of Fees and Charges, composed of representatives of the Department of Finance; Department of Budget and Management; Bureau of the Treasury; National Tax Research Center; and National Accounting Office.
The Task Force shall be responsible for the following functions:
1. Devise a system which will:
a. synchronize the accounting and reporting of collections of fees and charges by concerned government agencies as well as the reports of the Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, Bureau of the Treasury, National Tax Research Center, and National Accounting Office; and
b. insure the monitoring of the revision of fees and charges by agencies concerned.
2. Submit a report of its recommendations to the President through the Secretaries of the Department of Finance and the Department of Budget and Management.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 20th day of February in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Six.
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) RUBEN D. TORRES
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1996). [Administrative Order Nos. : 201 – 300]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.