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Executive Order No. 292
July 25, 1987
The Administrative Code of 1987
INSTITUTING THE "ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987"
 The Administrative Code of the Philippines - At a Glance
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THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES


 
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292
INSTITUTING THE "ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987"
July 25, 1987

 
    BOOK IV
    THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
     
    Chapter 1
    THE DEPARTMENTS
     
    Sec. 1. Purpose and Number of Departments. - The Executive Branch shall have such Departments as are necessary for the functional distribution of the work of the President and for the performance of their functions.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
SECRETARIES, UNDERSECRETARIES,
AND ASSISTANT SECRETARIES
 
    Sec. 6. Authority and Responsibility of the Secretary. - The authority and responsibility for the exercise of the mandate of the Department and for the discharge of its powers and functions shall be vested in the Secretary, who shall have supervision and control of the Department.chanrobles virtual law library
 
    Sec. 7. Powers and Functions of the Secretary. - The Secretary shall:

(1) Advise the President in issuing executive orders, regulations, proclamations and other issuances, the promulgation of which is expressly vested by law in the President relative to matters under the jurisdiction of the Department;

 
    Sec. 9. Submission of Budget Estimates. - The Secretary shall prepare and submit to the President through the Department of Budget and Management an estimate of the necessary expenditures of the department during the next fiscal year, on the basis of the reports and estimates submitted by bureaus and officers under him.chanrobles virtual law library

(1) Advise and assist the Secretary in the formulation and implementation of department objectives and policies;


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
Sec. 12. Department Services. - Except as otherwise provided by law, each Department shall have Department Services which shall include the Planning Service, the Financial and Management Service, the Administrative Service, and whenever necessary the Technical and Legal Services.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
BUREAUS
 
    Sec. 18. Bureaus in General. - (1) A Bureau is any principal subdivision of the department performing a single major function or closely related functions. Bureaus are either staff or line.chanrobles virtual law library

(a) Advise and assist the Office of the Secretary on matters pertaining to the Bureau's area of specialization;

    (3) The staff bureau shall avail itself of the planning, financial and administrative services in the department proper. The bureau may have a separate administrative division, if circumstances so warrant.chanrobles virtual law library

(a) Exercise supervision and control over all division and other units, including regional offices, under the bureau;


Chapter 5
FIELD OFFICES
 
    Sec. 21. Regional Offices. - Regional Offices shall be established according to law defining field service areas. The administrative regions shall be composed of a National Capital Region and Regions I to XII. Provincial and district offices may be established only by law whenever necessary.chanrobles virtual law library

(a) Implement laws, policies, plans, programs, rules and regulations of the department or agency in the regional area;

(1) Implement laws, policies, rules and regulations within the responsibility of the agency;


Chapter 6
POWERS AND DUTIES OF HEADS OF
BUREAUS OR OFFICES
 
    Sec. 29. Powers and Duties in General. - The head of bureau or office shall be its chief executive officer. He shall exercise overall authority in matters within the jurisdiction of the bureau, office or agency, including those relating to its operations, and enforce all laws and regulations pertaining to it.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 7
ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIP
 
    Sec. 38. Definition of Administrative Relationship. - Unless otherwise expressly stated in the Code or in other laws defining the special relationships of particular agencies, administrative relationships shall be categorized and defined as follows:

Chapter 8
SUPERVISION AND CONTROL
 
    Sec. 39. Secretary's Authority. - (1) The Secretary shall have supervision and control over the bureaus, offices, and agencies under him, subject to the following guidelines:

(a) Initiative and freedom of action on the part of subordinate units shall be encouraged and promoted, rather than curtailed, and reasonable opportunity to act shall be afforded those units before control is exercised;

    (2) This Chapter shall not apply to chartered institutions or government-owned or controlled corporations attached to the department.chanrobles virtual law library

Chapter 9
RELATIONSHIP OR GOVERNMENT-OWNED OR CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY AGENCIES TO THE DEPARTMENT
 
    Sec. 42. Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations. - Government-owned or controlled corporations shall be attached to the appropriate department with which they have allied functions, as hereinafter provided, or as may be provided by executive order, for policy and program coordination and for general supervision provided in pertinent provisions of this Code.chanrobles virtual law library

Chapter 10
APPOINTMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
 
    Sec. 44. Appointment of Secretaries. - The Secretaries of Departments shall be appointed by the President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, at the beginning of his term of office, and shall hold office, unless sooner removed, until the expiration of his term of office, or until their successors shall have been appointed and qualified.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 11
ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUANCES
 
    Sec. 50. General Classification of Issuances. - The administrative issuances of Secretaries and heads of bureaus, offices or agencies shall be in the form of circulars or orders.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 12
MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS
 
    Sec. 54. Charges for Property Sold or Services Rendered; Refunds. - (1) For services required by law to be rendered for a fee, for supplies furnished, or articles of any kind sold to other divisions of the government or to any person, the head of bureau, office or agency may, upon approval of the Secretary charge and collect the cost of the service, supplies, or articles or other rate in excess of cost prescribed by law or approved by the same authority. For local governments, the rate, except where otherwise prescribed by law, shall be affixed at cost or at such other reasonable rate in excess of cost by the boards or councils concerned;


Chapter 13
CONTRACTS
 
    Sec. 57. Conveyances and Contracts to which the Government is a Party. - Any deed, instrument or contract conveying the title to real estate or to any other property the value of which does not exceed fifty million pesos (P50,000,000) awarded through public bidding, and five million pesos (P5,000,000) awarded through negotiation, shall be executed and signed by the respective Secretary on behalf of the Government of the Philippines. Where the value of the property exceeds the aforesaid ceilings, such deed, instrument or contract shall be executed and signed by the President of the Philippines on behalf of the Government.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 14
CONTROVERSIES AMONG GOVERNMENT
OFFICES AND CORPORATIONS
 
    Sec. 66. How Settled. - All disputes, claims and controversies, solely between or among the departments, bureaus, offices, agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government, including government-owned or controlled corporations, such as those arising from the interpretation and application of statutes, contracts or agreements, shall be administratively settled or adjudicated in the manner provided in this Chapter. This Chapter shall, however, not apply to disputes involving the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Commissions, and local governments.chanrobles virtual law library


Title I
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall pursue an independent foreign policy. In its relations with other states the paramount consideration shall be national sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interest, and the right to self-determination.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Offices Under the Direct Supervision of the Secretary. - The Secretary shall exercise direct supervision over the following:


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 10. Office of the Legal Adviser. - The Office of the Legal Adviser shall be headed by a Legal Adviser, who shall be a career Chief of Mission. However, the Legal Adviser may be appointed by the President, upon the recommendation of the Secretary, from outside the career service, in which case he shall have the assimilated rank of a Chief of Mission. His term shall be co-terminus with the tenure of the Secretary, unless sooner terminated, and he is not eligible for foreign assignment. The Legal Adviser shall provide legal advice and services to the Department.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
BOARD OF FOREIGN SERVICE ADMINISTRATION
 
    Sec. 15. Composition. - The Board of Foreign Service Administration shall be composed of nine (9) members: one (1) Undersecretary as Chairman; the other Undersecretary as Vice-Chairman; the six (6) Assistant Secretaries and the Legal Adviser, as members.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
BOARD OF FOREIGN SERVICE EXAMINERS
 
     Sec. 17. Composition. - The Board of Foreign Service Examiners shall be composed of one (1) Undersecretary as Chairman; and the Assistant Secretary for Personnel and Administrative Services and a Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission as members. The Board shall be under the administrative supervision of such Undersecretary.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 19. Attached Agencies. - The Law of the Sea Secretariat, the Inter-Agency Technical Committee on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation with Socialist Countries (SOCCOM), the Inter-Agency Technical Committee on Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries (IATC-TC), the Permanent Inter-Agency Technical Committee on ESCAP Matters (PITCEM), and other agencies attached to the Department shall continue to operate and function in accordance with their respective charters or laws creating them, except as otherwise provided in this Code.chanrobles virtual law library
 
Chapter 7
THE FOREIGN SERVICE
 
    Sec. 20. Functions of Diplomatic Missions. - The Diplomatic Missions shall:


Chapter 8
ATTACHES AND REPRESENTATIVES
 
    Sec. 22. Attaches of the Department. - The Department Head shall designate attaches of the Department from the ranks of Foreign Service Officers and Foreign Service Staff Officers.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 9
PERSONNEL
 
    Sec. 29. Policy. - To enable the Foreign Service to effectively serve abroad the interests of the Republic of the Philippines, it shall be the policy of the Department that only persons who are competent, of good moral character, and fully informed of the Philippine History and current trends in Filipino life shall be appointed to the service.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 10
APPOINTMENTS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
 
    Sec. 35. Foreign Service Officers. - (1) Foreign Service Officers shall be appointed by the President.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 11
PROMOTIONS
 
    Sec. 39. Merit Promotion System. - The Board of the Foreign Service shall establish a merit promotion system for all officers and employees of the Department.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 12
ASSIGNMENTS AND TRANSFERS
 
    Sec. 43. Rotation Plan. - The secretary shall establish a system of assignments and transfers to ensure that all qualified officers and employees, except the employees in the non-career service, shall serve in diplomatic and consular establishments in different regions of the world. The assignment and transfer of personnel shall follow a regular rotation plan. For purposes of assignments, the home office shall be considered a post. All personnel shall be available for assignment to any post.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 13
PASSPORT
 
    Sec. 48. Definition. - A Philippine passport is an official document of identity of Philippine citizenship of the holder issued for travel purposes.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 14
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 55. Use of Savings. - The Secretary is authorized to use any savings in the appropriations for the Department for the payment of: (a) expenses for the evacuation or repatriation to the Philippines, when necessary due to an emergency, of members of the household of the personnel of any diplomatic or consular establishment as well as the transportation of their personal effects; (b) actual return passage by the most direct and economical means of transportation and the cost of shipment of the household effects to Manila of any officer or employee in the Foreign Service, including the immediate dependent members of his family, who resigns or is separated from the service for cause; (c) the cost of preparing and transporting the remains of an officer or employee who is a citizen of the Philippines and the immediate members of his family who may die abroad or while in travel status; or (d) contingent and unforeseen expenses that may arise in connection with the operation of the Foreign Service.chanrobles virtual law library


Title II
FINANCE
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - It is the policy of the State that the Department of Finance shall be primarily responsible for the sound and efficient management of the financial resources of the Government, its subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary, his Undersecretary and their immediate staffs.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 8. Policy Development and Management Services Group. - The Policy Development and Management Services Group, which shall be headed by an Undersecretary, shall consist of the following:


Chapter 4
BUREAUS
 
    Sec. 16. Operations Groups. - The Operation Groups, each of which shall be headed by an Undersecretary, shall consist of the following:


Chapter 5
REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 40. Regional Offices. - There shall be a Regional Office in each region. Each Regional Office shall be headed by a Regional Director.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 42. Attached Agencies. - The following agencies are hereby attached to the Department:


Title III - JUSTICE
 
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - It is the declared policy of the State to provide the government with a principal law agency which shall be both its legal counsel and prosecution arm; administer the criminal justice system in accordance with the accepted processes thereof consisting in the investigation of the crimes, prosecution of offenders and administration of the correctional system; implement the laws on the admission and stay of aliens, citizenship, land titling system, and settlement of land problems involving small landowners and members of indigenous cultural minorities; and provide free legal services to indigent members of the society.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. The Department Proper. - The Department Proper shall be composed of the Office of the Secretary and the Undersecretaries, Technical and Administrative Service, Financial Management Service, Legal Staff and the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNMENT
CORPORATE COUNSEL
 
    Sec. 10. Office of the Government Corporate Counsel. - The Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) shall act as the principal law office of all government-owned or controlled corporations, their subsidiaries, other corporate off-springs and government acquired asset corporations and shall exercise control and supervision over all legal departments or divisions maintained separately and such powers and functions as are now or may hereafter be provided by law. In the exercise of such control and supervision, the Government Corporate Counsel shall promulgate rules and regulations to effectively implement the objectives of the Office.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
 
    Sec. 11. National Bureau of Investigation. - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) with all its duly authorized constituent units including its regional and district offices and rehabilitation center, shall continue to perform the powers and functions as are now vested in it under the existing law and such additional functions as may hereafter be provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
PUBLIC ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
 
    Sec. 14. Public Attorney's Office (PAO). - The Citizen's Legal Assistance Office (CLAO) is renamed Public Attorney's Office (PAO). It shall exercise the powers and functions as are now provided by law for the Citizen's Legal Assistance Office or may hereafter be provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE
 
    Sec. 17. Board of Pardons and Parole. - The Board of Pardons and Parole shall continue to discharge the powers and functions as provided in existing law and such additional functions as may be provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 7
PAROLE AND PROBATION ADMINISTRATION
 
    Sec. 23. Parole and Probation Administration. - The Parole and Probation Administration hereinafter referred to as the Administration shall have the follolwing functions:


Chapter 8
BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS
 
    Sec. 26. Bureau of Corrections. - The Bureau of Corrections shall have its principal task the rehabilitation of prisoners. The Bureau of Corrections shall exercise such powers and functions as are now provided for the Bureau of Prisons or may hereafter be provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 9
LAND REGISTRATION AUTHORITY
 
    Sec. 28. The Land Registration Authority. - The Land Registration Authority, hereinafter referred to as the Authority shall continue to exercise its powers and functions under existing law on the Land Titles and Deeds Registration Authority and those which may hereafter be provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chaper 10
BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION
 
    Sec. 31. Bureau of Immigration. - The Bureau of Immigration is principally responsible for the administration and enforcement of immigration, citizenship and alien admission and registration laws in accordance with the provisions of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended (C.A. No. 613, as amended). The following units shall comprise the structural organization of the Bureau:


Chapter 11
COMMISSION ON THE SETTLEMENT OF LAND PROBLEMS
 
    Sec. 32. Commission on the Settlement of Land Problems. - The Commission on the Settlement of Land Problems shall be responsible for the settlement of land problems involving small landowners and members of cultural minorities. It shall also perform such other functions, as are now or may hereafter be provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 12
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL
 
    Sec. 34. Organizational Structure. - The Office of the Solicitor General shall be an independent and autonomous office attached to the Department of Justice.chanrobles virtual law library


Title IV - AGRICULTURE
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall promote the well being of farmers, including share tenants, leaseholders, settlers, fishermen, and other rural workers by providing an environment in which they can increase their income, improve their living conditions, and maximize their contributions to the national economy. Toward this end, the State shall accelerate agricultural development and enhance the production of agricultural crops, fisheries, and livestock by optimizing the use of resources and by applying modern farming systems and technology in order to attain food security for domestic use and expand and diversify agricultural production for export. It shall also encourage private initiative in agri-business ventures both in the production and in the exportation and importation of food and other allied commodities.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate staff as determined by him.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 10. Planning and Monitoring Service. - The Planning and Monitoring Service shall be responsible for the formulation and integration of plans and programs, emanating from all units of the Department, including the Bureau, Regional Offices and Attached Agencies. It shall also be responsible for data analysis and monitoring of the implementation of said plans and programs through its management information system.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4 - BUREAUS AND OFFICES
 
    Sec. 18. Bureau of Animal Industries. - The Bureau of Animal Industry shall:


Chapter 5
REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 26. Functions. - The Department of Agriculture is authorized to establish, operate, and maintain a Regional Office in each of the administrative regions of the country. Each Regional Office shall be headed by a Regional Director, to be assisted by three (3) Assistant Regional Directors, assigned to Operations, Research, and Support Services, respectively. Each Regional Office shall have, within its administrative regions, the following duties and responsibilities:

- Chapter 6 - ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 47. Attached Agencies. - The following units are hereby attached to the Department:


Title V
PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall maintain an engineering and construction arm and continuously develop its technology, for the purposes of ensuring the safety of all infrastructure facilities and securing for all public works and highways the highest efficiency and the most appropriate quality in construction. The planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure facilities, especially national highways, flood control and water resources development systems, and other public works in accordance with national development objectives, shall be the responsibility of such an engineering and construction arm. However, the exercise of this responsibility shall be decentralized to the fullest extent feasible.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall be composed of the Secretary and his immediate staff.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 8. Internal Audit Service. - The Internal Audit Service shall conduct comprehensive audit of various Department activities. Specifically, it shall have the following functions:


Chapter 4
THE BUREAU
 
    Sec. 14. Bureau Head. - Each Bureau shall be headed by a Bureau Director who shall be responsible for efficiently and effectively carrying out the functions of the Bureau.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 20. Regional Offices. - Regional Offices shall be responsible for highways, flood control and water resource development systems, and other public works within the region, except those defined in Section 3, par. (4) hereof. For this purpose, their duties and responsibilities shall be as follows:


Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 25. Attached Agencies and Corporations. - Agencies and corporations attached to the Department shall continue to operate and function in accordance with their respective charters/laws/executive orders creating them. Accordingly, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, the Local Water Utilities Administration, the National Irrigation Administration, and the National Water Resources Council, among others, shall continue to be attached to the Department; while the Metropolitan Manila Flood Control and Drainage Council, as reorganized, shall be attached to the Department.chanrobles virtual law library
 
Title VI
EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. Pursuant to this, the State shall:


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall be composed of the Secretary and his immediate staff.chanrobles virtual law library

Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 7. Functions of the Services. - The Services of the Department shall consist of the following:


Chapter 4
BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
 
    Sec. 8. Organization. - The Board shall be composed of an Undersecretary of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports designated as Chairman and four other members to be appointed by the President of the Philippines upon nomination by the Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports for a term of four years. The four members shall have distinguished themselves in the field of higher education and development either in the public or private sector. The Director of the Bureau of Higher Education shall participate in the deliberation of the Board but without the right to vote.chanrobles virtual law library

Chapter 5
STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
 
    Sec. 11. Governance. - By virtue of his chairmanship of their boards of trustees as provided in their respective charters, the Secretary, directly or through his Undersecretaries, shall continue to govern state colleges and universities.chanrobles virtual law library
 
Chapter 6
BUREAUS AND OFFICES
 
    Sec. 12. Bureau of Elementary Education. - The Bureau of Elementary Education shall have following functions:


Chapter 7
REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 18. Organization. - The Department is hereby authorized to establish, operate and maintain a Regional Office in each of the administrative regions of the country. Each Regional Office shall be headed by a Regional Director who shall be assisted by an Assistant Regional Director. The Regional Director shall be responsible for the School Divisions and their Superintendents within his administrative region.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 8
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 20. Attached Agencies. - The following agencies are hereby attached to the Department:


Chapter 9
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 23. Medium of Instruction. - The Department shall promulgate rules and the regulations on the medium of instruction for all schools in accordance with the policy declared in Section 7, Article XIV of the Constitution.chanrobles virtual law library


Title VII
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - (1) The State shall afford full protection to labor and promote full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate staff.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3 - DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 9. Planning Service. - The Planning Service shall provide the Department with efficient, effective and economical services relating to planning, programming, project development and evaluation, and the development and implementation of a management information system.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
BUREAUS
 
    Sec. 16. Bureau of Labor Relations. - The Bureau of Labor Relations shall set policies, standards, and procedures on the registration and supervision of legitimate labor union activities including denial, cancellation and revocation of labor union permits. It shall also set policies, standards, and procedure relating to collective bargaining agreements, and the examination of financial records of accounts of labor organizations to determine compliance with relevant laws.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 24. Regional Offices, District Offices and Provincial Extension Units. - The Department is hereby authorized to establish, operate and maintain such Department-wide Regional Offices, District Offices and Provincial Extension Units in each of the administrative regions of the country, insofar as necessary to promote economy and efficiency in the delivery of its services. Its Regional Office shall be headed by a Regional Director who shall have supervision and control thereof. The Regional Director, whenever necessary, shall be assisted by an Assistant Regional Director. A Regional Office shall have, within its regional areas, the following functions:


Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 25. Attached Agencies. - The following agencies are attached to the Department for policy and program coordination and administrative supervision:


Title VIII
NATIONAL DEFENSE
 
Subtitle I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
 
Chapter 1
NATIONAL DEFENSE POLICIES
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policies. - (1) The prime duty of the Government is to serve and protect the people. Government may call upon the people to defend the State and, in fulfillment thereof, all citizens may be required, under conditions provided by law, to render personal military or civil service.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
 
    Sec. 2. Declaration of Policies. - (1) The formulation of integrated and rationalized national, foreign, military, political, economic, social and educational policies, programs, and procedures vital to the security of the state.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COORDINATING AGENCY
 
    Sec. 9. Functions. - The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, hereinafter referred to as the Agency, shall:


Subtitle II
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 15. Declaration of Policy. - The defense establishment shall be maintained to maximize its effectiveness for guarding against external and internal threats to national peace and security and provide support for social and economic development.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 19. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate staff as determined by him.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
GOVERNMENT ARSENAL
 
    Sec. 24. Organization. - The Government Arsenal shall be headed by a Director who shall be assisted by one or more Assistant Directors. It shall have staff and operating units provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE
 
    Sec. 27. Organization. - The Office of Civil Defense shall be headed by an Administrator who shall be assisted by a Deputy Administrator. The Office shall have staff and operating units as may be provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
PHILIPPINE VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE
 
    Sec. 31. Organization. - The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office shall be headed by an Administrator who may be assisted by one Deputy Administrator. It shall have staff and operating units provided by law.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES
 
    Sec. 33. Functions. - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) shall:

 
 
Chapter 7
GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
 
    Sec. 40. Functions. - The General Headquarters, AFP, shall:


Chapter 8
MAJOR SERVICES
 
    Sec. 46. Organization.- The Major Services shall be organized by the Chief of Staff in accordance with the policies laid down by the Secretary of National Defense. The commanders of the Major Services shall hold such grade as provided by law, and shall be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary of National Defense.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 9
PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY
 
    Sec. 58. Organization. - (1) The Philippine Military Academy is the primary training and educational institution of the AFP. It shall be the primary sources of regular officers of the Standing Force.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 10
NATIONAL DEFENSE COLLEGE OF THE PHILIPPINES
 
    Sec. 60. Organization and Administration. - (1) The National Defense College of the Philippines, hereafter referred to as the College, shall be under the direction, supervision and control of the Secretary of National Defense.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 11
INTEGRATED NATIONAL POLICE
 
    Sec. 63. Composition. - Unless otherwise provided by law, the Integrated National Police shall be composed of the Philippine Constabulary as the nucleus and the Integrated Police Force, Fire Services as Jail Management Services as components, under the Department of National Defense.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 12
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 68. Attached Agencies. - Agencies which are attached to the Department shall operate in accordance with their respective organizational structures and perform the functions and duties assigned to them by law, subject to the requirements of economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.chanrobles virtual law library
 
Subtitle III
THE NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSION
 
    Sec. 69. Declaration of Policy. - (1) The State shall establish and maintain one police force which shall be national in scope and civilian in character, to be administered and controlled by a national police commission and shall provide, by law, the authority of local executives over the police units in their jurisdiction.chanrobles virtual law library


Title IX
HEALTH
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them; adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development, with priority for the underprivileged sick, elderly, disabled, women and children; endeavor to make essential goods, health and other social services available to all the people at affordable cost; establish and maintain an effective food and drug regulatory system; and undertake appropriate health manpower development and research, responsive to the country's health needs and problems.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Department Proper. - The Department Proper shall be composed of the Office of the Secretary, the Office for Management Services, the Office for Public Health Services, the Office for Hospital and Facilities Services, the Office for Standards and Regulations, and the Executive Committee for National Filed Operations.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 12. Office for Management Services. - The Office for Management Services, headed by an Undersecretary who shall be supported by an Assistant Secretary, shall include six (6) staff services involved in providing support services to the Department Proper, field offices and attached agencies, which are as follows:


Chapter 4
OFFICES AND BUREAUS
 
    Sec. 13. Office for Public Health Services. - The Office for Public Health Services, headed by an Undersecretary, shall include ten (10) staff services involved in policy formulation, standards development, programs development, and program monitoring of disease control and service delivery programs implemented by the field offices. The Undersecretary for Public Health Services, who shall be supported by an Assistant Secretary, shall supervise the following:


Chapter 5
FIELD OFFICES
 
    Sec. 16. Office for National Field Operations. - The Office for National Field Operations, through an Executive Committee, shall supervise the operations of the various Regional Field Offices and the National Health Facilities, as enumerated in Section 17(3) and further described in Sections 18, 19 and 20 hereof.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 24. Attached Entities. - The Philippine Medical Care Commission and the Dangerous Drugs Board shall be attached to the Department and shall continue to operate and function in accordance with the law creating them, except as otherwise provided in this Code.chanrobles virtual law library


Title X
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall develop a self-reliant and independent national economy effectively controlled by Filipinos. It recognizes the indispensable role of the private sector, encourages private enterprise, and provides incentives to needed investments.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary, his immediate staff, the Undersecretary for Policy Planning and Support Services, and the Offices and Services directly supportive of the Office of the Secretary. The functions of the foregoing shall be as follows:


Chapter 3
OFFICE OF THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR DOMESTIC TRADE
 
    Sec. 10. Office of the Undersecretary for Domestic Trade. - The Office of the Undersecretary for Domestic Trade shall include all the staff bureaus and services involved in policy formulation, standards development, regulatory, and service delivery programs pertinent to domestic trade and commerce being implemented by the Department's line operating units. The Undersecretary for Domestic Trade shall supervise the following:


Chapter 4
OFFICE OF THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
 
    Sec. 11. Office of the Undersecretary for International Trade. - The Office of the Undersecretary for International Trade shall include all the units involved in policy formulation, standards development, program monitoring of the development, regulatory, and service delivery programs of the Department pertinent to international trade and commerce being implemented by the Department's line operating units. The Undersecretary for International Trade shall supervise the following:


Chapter 5
OFFICE OF THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR
INDUSTRY AND INVESTMENTS
 
    Sec. 12. Office of the Undersecretary for Industry and Investments. - The Office of the Undersecretary for Industry and Investments shall supervise all agencies involved in the formulation and implementation of programs and projects pertinent to the development of domestic industries and the promotion of investments in activities or enterprises critical to the Department's trade and industry development program.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
OFFICE OF THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR
REGIONAL OPERATIONS
 
    Sec. 13. Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations. - The Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations shall exercise supervision and control over the Department's Regional Offices, described in Section 9, par. 1 hereof. It shall be responsible for the field operations of the Department, ensuring full compliance with Department policies, rigorous implementation of Department and regulations, and proper implementation of Department plans and programs by the Regional Offices in their respective administrative jurisdictions.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 7
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 15. Line Corporate Agencies and Government Entities. - The following are the Line Corporate Agencies and Government Entities that will perform their specific regulatory functions, particular developmental responsibilities, and specialized business activities in a manner consonant with the Departments' mandate, objectives, policies, plans, and programs:


Title XI
AGRARIAN REFORM
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall undertake an agrarian reform program founded on the right of farmers and regular farmworkers who are landless to own directly or collectively the lands they till or, in the case of other farmworkers, to receive a just share of the fruits thereof.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate staff.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 8. Management and Executive Services. - The Management and Executive Services shall have the following functions:


Chapter 4
BUREAUS
 
    Sec. 13. Bureau of Agrarian Legal Assistance. - The Bureau of Agrarian Legal Assistance shall have the following functions:


Chapter 5
REGIONAL AND DISTRICT OFFICES
AND ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 18. Regional Office. - The Regional Office shall be responsible for supporting the field units and supervising program implementation of the Department within the region. It shall:


Title XII
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall ensure the autonomy of local governments. For this purpose, it shall provide for a more responsive and accountable local government structure instituted through a system of decentralization. The allocation of powers and resources to local government units shall be promoted, and inter-local government grouping, consolidation and coordination of resources shall be encouraged. The State shall guarantee the local government units their just share in national taxes and their equitable share in proceeds from the use of natural resources, and afford them a wider latitude for resources generation.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate staff.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 7. Planning Service. - The Planning Service shall be responsible for providing the Department with efficient and effective services relating to planning, programming, research and statistics.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
BUREAUS AND OFFICES
 
    Sec. 12. Bureau of Local Government Supervision. - The Bureau of Local Government Supervision, to be headed by a Bureau Director appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary, shall have the following functions:


Chapter 5
REGIONAL AND FIELD OFFICES
 
    Sec. 18. Regional and Field Offices. - The Secretary is authorized to establish, operate and maintain one Regional Office in each of the administrative regions established by law. A Regional Office shall have, within its administrative region, the following functions:


Chapter 6
LEAGUES OF PROVINCES, CITIES
AND MUNICIPALITIES
 
    Sec. 19. Leagues of Provinces, Cities and Municipalities. - There is hereby created the Leagues of Provinces, Cities and Municipalities.chanrobles virtual law library


Title XIII
TOURISM
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall promote, encourage and develop tourism as a major national activity in which private sector investment, effort and initiative are fostered and supported, and through which socio-economic development may be accelerated, foreign exchange earned, international visitors offered the opportunity to travel to the Philippines and appreciate its natural beauty, history and culture, and Filipinos themselves enabled to see more of their country and embued with greater pride in and commitment to the nation.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate staff.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 7. Department Service Character and Head. - The Department Services shall be essentially staff in character, each of which shall be headed by a Service Chief.chanrobles virtual law library
 
    Sec. 8. Financial and Management Service. - The Financial and Management Service shall provide the Department with staff advice and assistance on budgetary, financial and management matters and shall perform such other related functions as may be assigned or delegated to it by the Secretary.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
BUREAUS AND OFFICES
 
    Sec. 11. Bureau and Office Character and Head. - The Bureaus and Offices shall be essentially staff in character, each of which shall be headed by a Staff Director.chanrobles virtual law library

 
Chapter 5
FOREIGN AND REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 19. Foreign Field Offices. - Subject to the approval of the President, the Department shall have foreign offices as may be necessary in the marketing and promotion of the Philippines as an international tourist destination, which shall oversee and implement the marketing and promotional programs of the Department.chanrobles virtual law library

   
Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 21. Attached Agencies. - The Philippine Tourism Authority, and Philippine Convention Bureau, Intramuros Administration, and National Parks Development Committee are hereby attached to the Department and shall continue to operate and function in accordance with the respective charters/laws/orders provided in this Code.chanrobles virtual law library
 
Title XIV
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - (1) The State shall ensure, for the benefit of the Filipino people, the full exploration and development as well as the judicious disposition, utilization, management, renewal and conservation of the country's forest, mineral, land, waters, fisheries, wildlife, off-shore areas and other natural resources, consistent with the necessity of maintaining a sound ecological balance and protecting and enhancing the quality of the environment and the objective of making the exploration, development and utilization of such natural resources equitably accessible to the different segments of the present as well as future generations.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
THE DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 6. Composition. - The Department Proper shall be composed of the Office of the Secretary, the Offices of the Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries, and the Public Affairs Office, Special Concerns Office, and the Pollution Adjudication Board.chanrobles virtual law library

 
Chapter 3
THE STAFF SECTORAL BUREAUS
 
    Sec. 14. Forest Management Bureau. - The Forest Management Bureau shall be headed by a Director and assisted by an Assistant Director, and shall integrate and absorb the powers of the Bureau of Forest Development and the Wood Industry Development Authority which were abolished by Executive Order No. 131, except those line functions and powers thereof which are transferred to the regional field office.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 4
THE DEPARTMENT FIELD OFFICES
 
    Sec. 20. Field Offices of the Department. - The Field offices of the Department are the Environmental and Natural Resources Regional Offices in the thirteen (13) administrative regions of the country; the Environment and Natural Resources Provincial Office in every province, and the Community Office in every municipality, whenever deemed necessary.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
ATTACHED AGENCIES AND CORPORATIONS
 
    Sec. 23. Attached Agencies and Corporations. - The following agencies and corporations shall be attached to and under the administrative supervision of the Department:


Title XV
TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State is committed to the maintenance and expansion of viable, efficient, fast, safe and dependable transportation and communications systems as effective instruments for national recovery and economic progress. It shall not compete as a matter of policy with private enterprise and shall operate transportation and communications facilities only in those areas where private initiatives are inadequate or non-existent.chanrobles virtual law library

   
Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary, his immediate staff, the Franchising Review Staff and the Investigation, Security and Law Enforcement Staff.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 13. Department Services. - The Department Services shall include the following:


Chapter 4
REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 14. Regional Offices. - The Department shall have three (3) Regional Offices in each of the administrative regions of the country: the Regional Office for Land Transportation, the Regional Office for Telecommunications and the Regional Office for Postal Services. Each Regional Office shall be headed by a Regional Director to be assisted by an Assistant Regional Director.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
REGULATORY BOARD
 
    Sec. 15. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. - The quasi-judicial powers and functions with respect to land transportation shall be exercised through the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board, hereinafter referred to as the "Board".chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 23. Attached Agencies and Corporations. - The following agencies and corporations are attached to the Department: The Philippine National Railways, the Maritime Industry Authority, the Philippine National Lines, the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation, the Metro Manila Transit Corporation, the Office of Transport Cooperatives, the Philippine Ports Authority, the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, the Toll Regulatory Board, the Light Rail Transit Authority, the Transport Training Center, the Civil Aeronautics Board, the National Telecommunications Commission and the Manila International Airport Authority.chanrobles virtual law library


Title XVI
SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State is committed to the care, protection, and rehabilitation of individuals, families and communities which have the least in life and need social welfare assistance and social work intervention to restore their normal functioning and enable them to participate in community affairs.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and the Secretary's immediate staff, and the Public Affairs and Liaison Service.chanrobles virtual law library

 
Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 8. Services of the Department. - The Services listed in Section 7 (1) and (3) hereof and the public Affairs and Liaison Service shall respectively have the following functions:


Chapter 4
BUREAUS AND OFFICES
 
    Sec. 9. Composition. - The Staff bureaus listed in Section 7 (2) hereof shall be essentially staff in character and as such shall exercise technical supervision over the Regional Offices; shall be primarily involved in the development of policies and programs within their respective functional specializations; and shall formulate and develop related policies, guidelines and standards necessary in guiding the Regional Offices in the proper implementation of such policies and programs.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
REGIONAL OFFICES
 
    Sec. 12. Regional Office. - The Department is hereby authorized to establish, operate and maintain a Regional Office in each of the administrative regions of the country.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 6
PROVINCIAL/CITY OFFICES
 
    Sec. 16. Provincial/City Office. - The Department is hereby authorized to establish, operate and maintain Provincial/City Offices throughout the country with jurisdiction over all municipalities/districts within the province. The Provincial/City Offices shall have the following functions:


Chapter 7
MUNICIPAL/DISTRICT OFFICES
 
    Sec. 18. Municipal/District Office. - The Department is hereby authorized to establish, operate and maintain a Municipal/District Office to service a municipality or city district which shall be headed by the Supervising Social Welfare Officer and shall be primarily responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the Department's field programs in the municipality or city, under the supervision of the Provincial/City Office.chanrobles virtual law library
 
Chapter 8
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 19. Agencies Under Administrative Supervision and Attached Agencies. - The Population Commission Council for the Welfare of Children, National Nutrition Council and the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Person and the agencies attached to the Department shall continue to operate and function in accordance with their respective charters or laws creating them, except as otherwise provided in this Code.chanrobles virtual law library
 
Chapter 9
FUND DRIVES
 
   Sec. 20. Solicitation. - Any person, corporation, organization, or association desiring to solicit or receive contribution for charitable or public welfare purposes shall first secure a permit from the Regional Offices of the Department. Upon the filing of a written application for a permit in the form prescribed by the Regional Offices of the Department, the Regional Director or his duly authorized representative may, in his discretion, issue a permanent or temporary permit or disapprove the application. In the interest of the public, he may in his discretion renew or revoke any permit issued under Act 4075.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 10
SOCIAL WELFARE AGENCIES AND SERVICES
 
    Sec. 23. Social Welfare Services by Others. - Social welfare services by the Department shall be without prejudice to similar efforts by any local government unit or private agency, institution or group. All Department units shall actively promote and extend maximum assistance, including the provision of counterpart or supplementary funds and resources, upon approval by the Secretary, to such efforts.chanrobles virtual law library

Title XVII
BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The national budget shall be formulated and implemented as an instrument of national development, reflective of national objectives and plans; supportive of and consistent with the socio-economic development plans and oriented towards the achievement of explicit objectives and expected results, to ensure that the utilization of funds and operations of government entities are conducted effectively; formulated within the context of a regionalized governmental structure and within the totality of revenues and other receipts, expenditures and borrowings of all levels of government and of government-owned or controlled corporations; and prepared within the context of the national long-term plans and budget programs of the Government.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 4. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of his immediate staff, the Budget Control Staff, Research Staff, a Regional Coordination Staff for Luzon, and a Regional Coordination Staff for Visayas and Mindanao.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
DEPARTMENT SERVICES
 
    Sec. 7. Management Services Office. - The Management Services Office shall consist of the following bureaus:


Chapter 4
BUREAUS
 
    Sec. 10. The Budget Operations Office. - The Budget Operations Office shall review and analyze the work and financial flows, the budgetary proposals of national and local government agencies and corporations, check each agency's compliance with the budgetary policies and project priorities, determine the budgetary implications of foreign assisted projects from the time of project design to the negotiation for financial assistance, prepare recommendations for fund releases, formulate and implement fiscal policies and plans for budget preparation and control, and conduct studies on economic trends and factors affecting government revenues, expenditures and borrowings. It shall consist of the following Bureaus:


Title XVIII
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
 
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
    Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall:


Chapter 2
DEPARTMENT PROPER
 
    Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate staff.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 3
SERVICES
 
    Sec. 8. Services. - The Services of the Department shall consist of the following:

 
Chapter 4
BOARD, COUNCILS AND INSTITUTES
 
    Sec. 9. Inter-Council Review Board. - There shall be an Inter-Council Review Board, composed of the Secretaries or their designated Undersecretaries who are members of the sectoral planning councils under Sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, and shall be chaired by the Secretary of Science and Technology.chanrobles virtual law library


Chapter 5
REGIONAL OFFICES.chanrobles virtual law library
 
    Sec. 28. Regional Offices.- The Department is authorized to establish, operate and maintain a Regional Office, whenever appropriate, in each of the administrative regions of the country, to be headed by a Regional Director who shall report and be subject to the supervision of, the Undersecretary for Regional Operations. A Regional Office shall have, within its administrative region, the following functions:


Chapter 6
ATTACHED AGENCIES
 
    Sec. 30. Attached Agencies. - The following agencies shall be attached to the Department: the Philippine National Science Society, the National Academy of Science and Technology, the Philippine Science High School, and the Metals Industry Research and Development Center.


    The Center shall have the powers and functions assigned to it by law.chanrobles virtual law library  

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