BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 75
DIRECTING THE TRANSFER OF REGIONAL OFFICES OF ALL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES FROM ZAMBOANGA CITY TO PAGADIAN CITY PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 429 SERIES OF 1990
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 429, series of 1990 reorganized the administrative regions in Mindanao;
WHEREAS, Section 1 of EO 429 reorganized Region IX, and designated the City of Pagadian as the regional center and the City of Zamboanga as the commercial and industrial center.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDUARDO R. ERMITA, Executive Secretary, by authority of Her Excellency GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Except as herein provided, all regional offices of departments and agencies hereby directed to transfer from Zamboanga City to Pagadian City as soon as practicable.
SECTION 2. The Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Tourism shall remain in Zamboanga City, the commercial and industrial center. However, they shall establish a presence in Pagadian City.
SECTION 3. This Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila this 12th day of November in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Four.
By authority of the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA