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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 429


EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 429 - CREATING THE CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL ON MUSLIM AFFAIRS
 


WHEREAS, it is the aim of the New Society to achieve formal unity of all communities through the involvement of all sectors in the activities of government;

WHEREAS, the Muslims of the Philippines constitute an important sector of our society and should be involved in the formulation of the government;

WHEREAS, the government considers it essential in the statement of the goals and programs for Muslim Mindanao to periodic consultation with a representative body of Muslims;  

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E, MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1, dated September 1972, as amended do hereby create a Consultative Council on Affairs.

The President shall preside in the meetings of the Council, the members of which shall include:

1. All former Muslim members of the House of Representatives and the House of Senate.

2. All former Muslim Delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

3. All retired Muslim AFP officers with the rank of Colonel or higher and retired Muslim Ambassadors.  

4. The following individuals shall be among the members of the Council:

Dr. Mauyag Tamano    — President, MSU
Mr. Yusoph Tan    — Jolo
Mastura Usman     — Lanao del Norte
Hadji Malamit Umpa    — Lanao del Norte
Sultan Mohammad Mahakuta Kram of Sulu
Datu Bara Lidasan   — Maguindanao
Mayor Piang Singcoy    — South Cotabato
Mr. Abdul Yahya — Davao del Sur
Mr. Banharim Guniomla     — Davao City
Datu Odin Sinsuat   — Maguindanao
Datu Udtog Matalam — Cotabato
Datu Guiwan Mastura   — Maguindanao  
Datu Amirbahar Halun — Tawi-Tawi
Jolalain Masahud     — Tawi-Tawi
Hadji San Amilhasan — Tawi-Tawi
Hadji Alawangsa Amilbangsa    — Tawi-Tawi
Hadji Mohamad Edris    — Basilan
Ustadz Abdulaiddus Hussin — Basilan
Ustadz Calbi Tupay   — Basilan
Husamarin Musharin — Basilan
Hadji Jainnuddin Nuno   — Zamboanga
Datu Ayo Mandi — Zamboanga
Atty. Ahmad Ganak — Zamboanga
Mayor Kudanding Camsa    — Sultan Kudarat
Mayor Ibrahim Paglas   — Sultan Kudarat
Mr. Tupay Loong — Sulu
Hadji Yasin Sakaluran    — Zamboanga
Mr. Alunan Glang — Cotabato
Ustadz Omar Badjunaid — Cotabato city
Ustadz Mohammad Sadik     — Marawi City
Ustadz Ibrahim Ghazzali — Jolo

5. All incumbent CNI Commissioners, Muslim governors, City mayors, Muslim CFI judges and justice of the Court of Appeals, AFP Muslim Officers with the rank of Colonel or higher and such other Muslim officials as may be designated by the President, shall be ex-officio members of the Council.  

6. The Presidential Task force for the Reconstruction and Development of Mindanao shall act as the Secretariat of the Council during its meetings.  

The Council shall meet once every two months; however, the President may convoke the Council as often as he deems necessary.  

7. The members of the Council shall be entitled to transportation expenses and allowances to and from their residences during their attendance of Council meetings chargeable against the funds of the Philippine Amanah Bank.

8. The Council shall have the following functions:

a. Advice the President of Muslim affairs;
b. Act as the representative body for the Muslim communities;
c. To report to the President developments in Muslim Mindanao; and
d. Such other functions as may be assigned by the President.

Done in the City of manila, this 13th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Four.

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