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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 67 - REORGANIZING THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON THE VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT CREATED UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 199 DATED JANUARY 17, 2000
the “Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the
Philippines and the Government of the United States of America
Regarding the Treatment of United States Armed Forces Visiting the
Philippines,” hereinafter referred to as the VFA, was signed by Foreign
Affairs Secretary Domingo L. Siazon, Jr. and United States Ambassador
Thomas C. Hubbard on February 10, 1998;
WHEREAS, the VFA officially entered into force on June 1, 1999 after an Exchange of Notes between Secretary Siazon, Jr. and United States Ambassador Hubbard;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 199 dated January 17, 2000 (Executive Order No. 199) created the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement under the Office of the President to monitor compliance with the provisions of the VFA;
WHEREAS, the Administrative Code of 1987 empowers the President with the continuing authority to reorganize the Office of the President.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs
The Secretary of National Defense
The Secretary of Social Welfare and
One (1) Representative from the Private
Sector to be appointed by the
The Executive Director
City of Manila, January 22, 2002.