Executive Order No. 9, s. 2010

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9

AMENDING SECTION 1 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 67, REORGANIZING THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON THE VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT CREATED UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 199, DATED JANUARY 17, 2000

WHEREAS, the “Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the United Stated of America Regarding the Treatment of United States Armed Forces of Visiting the Philippines”, hereinafter referred to as the VFA, was signed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Domingo L. Siazon, Jr., and the United Stated Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard on February 10, 1998;

WHEREAS, the VFA officially took effect on June 1, 1999 after an Exchange of Notes between Secretary Siazon, Jr. and the United States Ambassador Hubbard;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 199 dated January 1, 1999 created the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement under the Office of the President to monitor compliance with the provisions of the VFA;

WHEREAS, the Administrative Code of 1987 empowers the President continuing authority to reorganize the Office of the President;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order;

Section 1. Section 1 of Executive Order No. 67 is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 2 COMPOSITION. The  Commission shall be composed of the following:

The Executive Secretary

-Chairman
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs -Vice-Chairman
The Secretary of National Defense -Vice-Chairman
The Secretary of Justice -Member
The Secretary of Social Welfare and Development -Member
One Representative from the Private Sector to be appointed by the President -Member
The VFACOM Executive President -Member

Section 2. All orders, rules, regulations and issuances, or parts thereof, which are consistent with this Executive Order  are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

Section 3. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon approval.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 1st day of October in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.

Executive Secretary

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