Executive Order No. 36, s. 2001

MALACAÑANG
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 36

PROVIDING FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS IN MINDANAO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEREAS, Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that the President shall exercise general supervision over local governments;

WHEREAS, the administrative regions were established to promote efficiency in the Government, accelerate social and economic development and improve public services;

WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections, in its Resolution No. 4561 dated August 28, 2001, has declared that the majority of the voters in the Province of Basilan (excluding Isabela City) and in the City of Marawi, respectively voted for the inclusion of their province and city in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM);

WHEREAS, in view of the inclusion of the Province of Basilan and the City of Marawi in the ARMM and in order to facilitate the supervision of local governments and the direction of the executive departments, there is an urgent need to reorganize the administrative regions in Mindanao.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. Region IX is hereby reorganized to be known as Zamboanga Peninsula and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:

a. Provinces

i. Zamboanga del Norte
ii. Zamboanga del Sur
iii. Zamboanga Sibugay

b. Cities

i. Dapitan City
ii. Dipolog City
iii. Isabela City
iv. Pagadian City
v. Zamboanga City

SECTION 2. Region X, known as Northern Mindanao, is hereby reorganized and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:

a. Provinces

i. Bukidnon
ii. Camiguin
iii. Lanao del Norte
iv. Misamis Occidental
v. Misamis Oriental

b. Cities

i. Cagayan de Oro City
ii. Gingoog City
iii. Iligan City
iv. Malaybalay City
v. Oroquieta City
vi. Ozamis City
vii. Tangub City
viii. Valencia City

SECTION 3. Region XI is hereby reorganized to be known as Davao Region and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:

a. Provinces

i. Compostela Valley
ii. Davao del Norte
iii. Davao del Sur
iv. Davao Oriental

b. Cities

i. Davao City
ii. Digos City
iii. Panabo City
iv. Island Garden City of Samal
v. Tagum City

SECTION 4. Region XII is hereby reorganized to be known as SOCCSKSARGEN and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:

a. Provinces

i. North Cotabato
ii. Sarangani
iii. South Cotabato
iv. Sultan Kudarat

b. Cities

i. Cotabato City
ii. General Santos City
iii. Kidapawan City
iv. Koronadal City
v. Tacurong City

SECTION 5. Pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of Republic Act No. 9054, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) shall be composed of the following provinces and city:

a. Provinces

i. Basilan
ii. Lanao del Sur
iii. Maguindanao
iv. Sulu
v. Tawi-tawi

b. City of Marawi

SECTION 6. The Department of the Interior and Local Government is hereby directed to supervise the foregoing reorganization of the administrative regions in Mindanao and publish the new composition of said administrative regions.

SECTION 7. All orders, rules, regulations and issuances, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 8. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon approval.

City of Manila, September 19, 2001.

(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Executive Secretary

Source: Malacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (2001). [Executive Order Nos. : 1-100]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.