Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292

INSTITUTING THE

“ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987″

WHEREAS, the Administrative Code currently in force was first forged in 1917 when the relationship between the people and the government was defined by the colonial order then prevailing;

WHEREAS, efforts to achieve an integrative and overall recodification of its provisions resulted in the Administrative Code of 1978 which, however, was never published and later expressly repealed;

WHEREAS, the effectiveness of the Government will be enhanced by a new Administrative Code which incorporates in a unified document the major structural, functional and procedural principles and rules of governance; and

WHEREAS, a new Administrative Code will be of optimum benefit to the people and Government officers and employees as it embodies changes in administrative structures and procedures designed to serve the people;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby promulgate the Administrative Code of 1987, as follows:

INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

BOOK I – SOVEREIGNTY AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

BOOK II – DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS OF GOVERNMENT

BOOK III – OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Title I – POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT

Title II – ORGANIZATION

Title III – FUNCTIONS

BOOK IV – THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

TITLE I – FOREIGN AFFAIRS

TITLE II – FINANCE

TITLE III – JUSTICE

TITLE IV – AGRICULTURE

TITLE V – PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

TITLE VI – EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS

TITLE VII – LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

TITLE VIII – NATIONAL DEFENSE
Subtitle I PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

Subtitle II DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

Subtitle III THE NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSION

TITLE IX – HEALTH

TITLE X – TRADE AND INDUSTRY

TITLE XI – AGRARIAN REFORM

TITLE XII – LOCAL GOVERNMENT

TITLE XIII – TOURISM

TITLE XIV – ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

TITLE XV – TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

TITLE XVI – SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT

TITLE XVII – BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT

TITLE XVIII – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

BOOK V – OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

TITLE I – CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSIONS
Subtitle A – CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Subtitle B – THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT

Subtitle C – COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS

TITLE II – OTHER BODIES
Subtitle A – COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Subtitle B – OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Subtitle C – THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

BOOK VI – NATIONAL GOVERNMENT BUDGETING

BOOK VII – ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

Final Provisions

DONE in the City of Manila, this 25th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.

(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO

By the President:

(Sgd.) JOKER P. ARROYO

Executive Secretary

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