BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 17
AMENDING SECTION 3 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 82, INSTITUTIONALIZING THE LEGACY OF THE EDSA PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION BY CREATING AN EDSA PEOPLE POWER COMMISSION TO PERPETUATE AND PROPAGATE THE SPIRIT OF EDSA
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 82. (s. 1999) created the EDSA People Power Commission to institutionalize the legacy of the EDSA People Power Revolution, rooted in the same spirit that brought our people to freedom a century ago, through a dedicated organization established specifically to institute appropriate means, activities and concerted action that will serve to enshrine EDSA People Power as a continuing and permanent source of inspiration for future generations;
WHEREAS, there is need to rationalize the composition of the EDSA People Power Commission to facilitate a more efficient and streamlined preparation and organization of events and activities related to the propogation of the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power revolution;
WHEREAS, the Administrative Code of 1987 empowers the President with the continuing authority to reorganize the Office of the President;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTRION 1. Section 3 of Executive Order 82 is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Section 3. Composition. The Commission shall be composed of the Executivey Secretary as Chairperson, a private sector representative as Vice Chairperson, and five (5) members.
The Vice Chairperson and the members shall be appointed by the President, upon the recommendation of the Chairperson.”
SECTION 2. All issuances orders, rules, regulations and issuances of parts hereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 3. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon ublication in a newspaper of general circulation.
DONE in the city of Manila, this 22th day of December in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N .OCHOA, JR.