BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 146
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 62, TRANSFERRING THE GENERAL SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER ON TRANSNATIONAL CRIME TO THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 62, s. of 1999, created the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC) under the Office of the President, to formulate and implement a concerted program of action and intensified focus against organized transnational crime;
WHEREAS, the Presidential directive to pursue a fourteen point policy framework against terrorism specifically mandates the Office of the National Security Adviser and the National Security Council Secretariat to coordinate, oversee and supervise the war against international terrorism;
WHEREAS, organized transnational crimes have become matters of national security in view of its effect on the general welfare of the people, the national economy, and the very moral fabric of our society;
WHEREAS, in the interest of national security, there is a need to closely monitor and coordinate the efforts of government in the transnational campaign, both at policy and operational levels;
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. The general supervision and control of PCTC is hereby transferred to the Office of the National Security Adviser.
SECTION 2. Repealing Clause. All executive orders, rules and regulations and other issuances inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 3. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
City of Manila, October 22, 2002.
By the President:
(Sgd.) ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (2002). [Executive Order Nos. : 101-200]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office