BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 100
STRENGTHENING THE OPERATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND INFORMATION SUPPORT SYSTEM OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER ON TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 62 dated 15 January 1999, the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC) has been created to formulate and implement a concerted program of action of all law enforcement, intelligence and other agencies for the prevention and control of transnational crime;
WHEREAS, in implementing Executive Order No. 246 dated 18 May 1995, the National Action Committee on Anti-Hijacking and Anti-Terrorism (NACAHT) has created and activated the Loop Center whose primary mission is to assist and support NACAHT in integrating and orchestrating the efforts of all law enforcement agencies against international and domestic terrorism;
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Office of the President (OP) Memorandum Order No. 92 dated 15 February 1993, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau for the Philippines (INTERPOL NCB-Manila) has been reconstituted to serve as the national liaison office and main coordinating body for international police cooperation against transnational crime;
WHEREAS, positions for Police Attaches under the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Political Attaches/Counsellors for Security Matters under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) have been authorized under existing laws and regulations to be established in selected Philippine Diplomatic Missions abroad with the primary mission of, among others, monitoring and collecting information of strategic value to the national interest and national security of the Philippines, particularly on transnational crime;
WHEREAS, participation in international training activities, seminars and conferences pertaining to or having to do with transnational crime needs to be streamlined and systematized in order to optimize the benefits to be derived therefrom;
WHEREAS, there is a compelling need to strengthen the operational, administrative and information support system of the PCTC in order that the Center can successfully and effectively carry out its mission and functions.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH E. ESTRADA, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
Section 1. The following agencies/offices/instrumentalities are hereby placed under the general supervision and control of the PCTC:
a. Loop Center of the NACAHT;
b. INTERPOL NCB-Manila;
c. Police Attaches of the PNP; and
d. Political Attaches/Counsellors for Security Matters of the DILG.
Section 2. The participation of government personnel in international training activities, seminars and conferences pertaining to or having to do with transnational crime shall have the proper indorsement by the PCTC.
Section 3. The Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, who is the concurrent Chairman of the National Police Commission, shall issue detailed guidelines to implement this Order.
Section 4. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 07th day of MAY 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 Management Staff
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1999). [Executive Order Nos. : 1 – 338]. Manila : Presidential Management Staff.