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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 166 March 31, 1973


WHEREAS, the present strength of the population program of the Government ownes a great deal to the involvement and participation of the private sector; and

WHEREAS, there is a necessity to give the private sector representation in the formulation of vital policies connected with the program;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested 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, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, do hereby amend Section 6 of Presidential Decree No. 79 dated December 8, 1972, entitled "Revising the Population Act of Nineteen hundred and seventy-one," to read as follows:

"Sec. 8. Board of Commissioners. All functions and powers of the POPCOM shall be vested in, and exercised by, a Board of Commissioners hereinafter referred to as the Board, composed of: Secretary of Education and Culture, Secretary of Health, Secretary of Social Welfare, Dean of the University of the Philippines Population Institute, Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority and four other members from the private sector to be appointed by the President based on competence, long standing interest and experience in population control studies and programs and related sciences, each of such members to serve for a term of three years from the date of appointment."

This Decree is hereby made part of the law of the land and shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 31st day of March, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.

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