BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 63
CONSTITUTING A CABINET SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GRP-MNLF PEACE AGREEMENT
WHEREAS, during the National Security Council (NSC) meeting of January 21, 1999, it was decided that the GRP-MNLF Peace Agreement shall be fully implemented to provide maximum benefits to our people, more particularly in Southern Philippines;
WHEREAS, the signing of the September 2, 1996 Peace Agreement between the GRP and the MNLF signaled the end of decades of strife and hostilities and brought hopes to improve the conditions of the Muslim People in the Southern Philippines; and
WHEREAS, peace and development in the Southern Philippines will enable our people to enjoy their just share in the fruits of progress.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law and the Constitution, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. CREATION OF A CABINET SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GRP-MNLF PEACE AGREEMENT. A Cabinet Supervisory Committee is hereby formed to address a broad range of executive issues and concerns pertaining to the implementation of the GRP-MNLF Peace Agreement.
SECTION 2. COMPOSITION OF THE CABINET SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE. The Cabinet Supervisory Committee shall be headed by the Executive Secretary as Chairman and the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process as Vice-Chairman with the following as Members:
a. Secretary of National Defense (DND);
b. Secretary of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);
c. Secretary of Agriculture (DA);
d. Secretary of Budget and Management (DBM);
e. Secretary of Transportation and Communications (DOTC);
f. Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA);
g. National Security Adviser;
h. Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs; and
i. Undersecretary of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
SECTION 3. FUNCTIONS OF THE CABINET SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE. The Cabinet Supervisory Committee shall have the following functions:
a. Provide a more focused and more effective direction and supervision in the implementation of the GRP-MNLF Peace Agreement in accordance with Executive Order No. 371, series 1996 entitled, “Proclaiming a Special Zone of Peace and Development in the Southern Philippines, and Establishing Therefor the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development and the Consultative Assembly;”
b. Monitor, in coordination with concerned agencies, the implementation of various peace and development projects being undertaken in the SZOPAD; and
c. Address the problems that hinder the effective implementation of the GRP-MNLF Peace Accord.
SECTION 4. EFFECTIVITY. This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 6th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-nine.
(Sgd.) JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) RONALDO B. ZAMORA
Source: Presidential Museum and Library
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1999). [Administrative Order Nos. : 1 – 144]. Manila : Presidential Museum and Library.