EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 262 July 25, 1987


WHEREAS, Article II, Section 1, of Proclamation No. 3 dated March 25, 1986, provides that, the President shall give priority to measures as to achieve the mandate of the people to completely reorganize the government;

WHEREAS, Article XVIII, Section 16, of the 1987 Constitution recognizes that the reorganization of the government shall be continued even after its ratification;

WHEREAS, Under Article XVIII, Section 6, of the 1987 Constitution, the President shall continue to exercise legislative powers until the first Congress is convened;

WHEREAS, local governments must be involved actively in national development especially in the acceleration of economic recovery, in the restoration of political stability, and in the promotion of social progress;

WHEREAS, in their critical participation in national development that is consistent with local autonomy, the development of the executive, technical, and financial capabilities of local governments must be pursued with greater vigor;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order:

(SECTION 1 to 28)

Sec. 29. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

APPROVED in the City of Manila, Philippines, this 25th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.

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