BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 16
EXTENDING FURTHER THE TERM OF SOUTH COTABATO / NORTH COTABATO / SULTAN KUDARAT / SARANGANI / GENERAL SANTOS CITY (SOCKSARGEN) AREA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICE (ADPO) FROM JANUARY 2010 TO DECEMBER 2016. AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE EO NO. 507, SERIES OF 2006
WHEREAS, the term of the SOCKSARGEN Area Development Project Office [ADPO] expires on December 31, 2010 pursuant to E.O. No. 507 dated February 15, 2006.
WHEREAS, in view of the continuing need to fast-track construction of vital infrastructures (airports, seaports, fishports, road networks, irrigation facilities and to sustain regional efforts particularly in the implementation of food security and key development plans and programs in support of peace and development in Mindanao, there is a need to extend the term of SOCKSARGEN ADPO.
NOW, THEREFORE, I BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. The provision on the term of the ADP Office in Section 1 of EO No. 507, series of 2006, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“SOCKSARGEN ADP Office Term. The term of SOCKSARGEN ADP Office is hereby extended to December 31, 2016”.
SECTION 2. Operational Requirements. The Department of Budget and Management shall allocate, under the budget of the Department of Agriculture in the General Appropriations Act, such amount appropriate and necessary for the operational requirements of the SOCKSARGEN ADP Office based on the work and financial program as submitted by the DA and endorsed by the RDC 12.
SECTION 3. Repealing Clause. All other rules, regulations and issuances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 4. Effectivity. This Order shall take effect on January 1, 2011.
Done in the City of Manila, this 21th day of December, in the year of the Lord, Two Thousand Ten.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.