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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 80 - TRANSFERRING THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES, COMMISSION ON FILIPINO LANGUAGE, NATIONAL MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORICAL INSTITUTE, NATIONAL LIBRARY, AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND ARCHIVES OFFICE TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS FOR POLICY AND PROGRAM COORDINATION
the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Commission on Filipino
Language (CFL) and the National Museum are agencies attached to the
Office of the President (OP);
WHEREAS, the National Historical Institute (NHI), National Library (NL) and the Records Management and Archives Office (RMAO) are agencies attached to the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS);
WHEREAS, these cultural agencies are mandated to ensure the preservation, development, and promotion of Philippine culture;
WHEREAS, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is mandated by Republic Act No. 7356 to coordinate the implementation of policies and programs on the development of culture and arts in coordination with cultural agencies;
WHEREAS, the mandate of the cultural agencies and the program of government to achieve a coordinated implementation of policies and programs for the development of culture and arts could be properly effected if the cultural agencies are placed under the NCCA;
WHEREAS, Sec. 21, Chapter 8, Title II, Book III of the Administrative Code of 1987 defines the organization of the Office of the President as consisting of the Office of the President Proper and the agencies under it;
WHEREAS, the NCCA, by virtue of Sec. 23, Chapter 8, Title II, Book III of the Administrative Code of 1987, is an agency attached to the Office of the President; and,
WHEREAS, Sec. 31, Chapter 10, paragraph 3, Title III, Book III of the Administrative Code of 1987 grants the President the continuing authority to transfer any agency under the Office of the President to any other department or agency as well as transfer agencies to the Office of the President from other departments or agencies.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
The aforementioned attached agencies shall periodically report to NCCA on the progress of their programs and projects.
DONE in the City of Manila, Philippines, this 5th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Nine.
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