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PRESIDENTIAL DECREES

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MALACAÑANG
M a n i l a

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 13 October 14, 1972

AMENDING SECTION FIVE OF THE GENERAL PROVISION OF THE 1973 APPROPRIATION ACT IN ORDER TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF SAVINGS TO MEET THE EXPENDITURES ARISING AS A RESULT OF THE PROCLAMATION NO. 1081, DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 1972, AND OTHER ORDERS, DECREES OR INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED AS A CONSEQUENCE OF SAID PROCLAMATION NO. 1081.

WHEREAS, martial law has been declared under Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and is now in effect throughout the entire country;

WHEREAS, as a consequence the Government has to undertake operations which were not previously envisioned and therefore, are without provisions in the General Appropriation Act for the current fiscal year;

WHEREAS, Orders, Decrees and Instructions have been issued calling for the implementation of programs and projects designed to improve the economic, social and political conditions in the country;

WHEREAS, the improvement of the social, economic and political conditions in the country is the other main objective of Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972;

WHEREAS, no funds have likewise been provided for these programs and projects, or the funds are not adequate;

WHEREAS, to meet these requirements for funds it is necessary to amend the general provisions of the Appropriation Act for the current fiscal year with the view to make available the savings for these expenditures;

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, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, do hereby decree and order that the following sub-section shall be added to Sec. 5 of the General Provisions of the current General Appropriation Act authorizing the use of savings of the appropriations of the Executive Departments:

(71). For the implementation of the provisions of Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and all the Orders, Decrees and Instructions issued as a consequence of said Proclamation No. 1081.

Done in the City of Manila, this 4th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.