Administrative Order No. 231, s. 2008

MALACAÑANG
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 231

REORGANIZING THE CABINET GROUPS

WHEREAS, Administrative Order No. 104 dated 7 September 2004 provided for Cabinet groups to enable the Government to address major concerns in the implementation of the Administration’s 10-point agenda;

WHEREAS, Section 31, Chapter 10, Title III, Book III of Executive Order No. 292, series of 1987, otherwise known as the “Administrative Code of 1987” provides that the President shall have continuing authority to reorganize the administrative structure of the Office of the President:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA M. ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law and the Constitution, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Cabinet Group. — The Cabinet Members who shall be members of the En Banc NAPC and shall be known as the NAPC Cabinet Group are the following:

Secretary-General, National Anti-Poverty Commission
Secretary, Department of Agrarian Reform
Secretary, Department of Education
Secretary, Department of Health
Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment
Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development
Chairman, Commission on Higher Education
Chairman, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Chairman, Commission on Filipinos Overseas

SECTION 2. National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Cabinet Group. — The Cabinet Members who shall be members of the NEDA Board and who shall be known alternatively as the NEDA Cabinet Group or the Economic Managers are the following:

Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority
Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
Secretary, Department of Agriculture
Secretary, Department of Budget and Management
Secretary, Department of Energy
Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Secretary, Department of Finance
Secretary, Department of Public Works and Highways
Secretary, Department of Science and Technology
Secretary, Department of Tourism
Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications
Chairman, Metro Manila Development Authority
Chairman, Commission on Information and Communication Technology
Director-General, Presidential Management Staff

SECTION 3. National Security Council (NSC) Cabinet Group. — The Cabinet Members who shall be members of the NSC and shall be known as the NSC Cabinet Group are the following:

National Security Adviser
Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs
Secretary, Department of National Defense
Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government
Secretary, Department of Justice
Press Secretary
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Director-General, Philippine Information Agency

SECTION 4. National Security Council Executive Committee. — There shall be a National Security Council Executive Committee composed of the following:

The President as Chairman
Director-General, National Security Council
Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government
Secretary, Department of Defense
Secretary, Department of Justice

SECTION 5. Executive Secretary. — The Executive Secretary shall be a member of all Cabinet Groups.

SECTION 6. Repealing Clause. — All executive issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Administrative Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 7. Effectivity. — This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately.

City of Manila, June 30, 2008

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

By the President:

(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA
Executive Secretary

SourceMalacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (2008). [Administrative Order Nos. : 111 – 288]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.