|In connection with the implementation of
Executive Order No. 313, series of 1987, entitled "Prohibiting
Philippine Government Officials To Visit Taiwan Or To Receive Calls By
Visiting Taiwanese Officials", the following guidelines are hereby
The restriction on travel to Taiwan and on contact with representatives
of Taiwan should apply strictly to the President, the Vice President,
the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of National Defense.
Government Officials intending to visit Taiwan should inform the
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the purpose of their visit
before their departure. They should travel using ordinary passports and
without using their official titles.
officials of the Philippine Government should inform the Department of
Foreign Affairs of any formal contacts in the Philippines with
representatives of Taiwan.
Government Officials visiting Taiwan shall provide the Department of
Foreign Affairs with a report on their travel thereto pursuant to the
provision of Section 9, Executive Order No. 401 dated 26 April 1990 and
entitled "Rules and Regulations And Authorized Allowances Covering
Official Travel Abroad of Government Personnel Under the Category of
Conference, Special Missions, and Other Non-Study Trips."
agreements, memoranda of understanding, exchange of notes, or similar
documents shall be concluded with any Taiwanese organization/agency
unless the text thereof has first been cleared with the Department of
Foreign Affairs and the authority to sign has been secured from the
Office of the President.
This Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.
Manila, February 27, 1992