WHEREAS, relative to the heightened campaign of
the government against graft and corruption, there is a need to further strengthen the
Presidential Anti-Graft Commission with regard to recommendations based on the findings of
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President
of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the
Constitution and existing laws, do hereby order the following amendments to Executive
Order No. 531, series of 2006;
Sec. 1. Section2, paragraph C shall
hereinafter read as follows:
"The Commission shall, on complaint or mutu
propio, have the authority to investigate all cases falling within its jurisdiction
upon sufficient cause. All recommendations of the Commission shall be in the form of
resolutions rendered en banc addressed to the President, and shall state, among
others, the factual findings, legal conclusions and appropriate administrative penalties
The Executive Secretary may review and overrule the
findings of the Commission. The Commission may move for reconsideration in accordance with
established rules regarding quasi-judicial bodies."
Sec. 2. Section 11 shall hereinafter read
"Repealing and Applicability Clause – All
orders, rules and regulations and issuances or parts thereof inconsistent with this
Executive Order are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
This Executive Order shall apply to all decisions of
the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission pending before the Office of the President or the
Sec. 3. This Executive Order shall take
effect immediately after its publication.
Done in the City of Manila, this 23rd
day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Six.
GLORIA MACAPAGAL – ARROYO
By the President:cralaw
EDUARDO R. ERMITA