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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 267 August 4, 1973


WHEREAS, the Presidential Committee on Wood Industries Development (PCWID) was created under Executive Order No. 180, dated April 25, 1969, and reconstituted under Executive Order No. 292, dated February 17, 1971, to study, discuss and arrive at action recommendations to solve problems confronting the wood industry, as well as to study, review and discuss policies embodied in existing laws, rules and regulations affecting the wood industry with a view of evolving new policies and reforms as may be necessary to the growth of the industry.

WHEREAS, PCWID was one of the government bodies abolished under Presidential Decree No. 1, dated September 24, 1972, but has been recommended for retention by the Presidential Review Commission on Reorganization after recognizing its vital role in the development of the wood industry and providing a forum for a continuing dialogue between Government and the private sector relative to proper utilization and conservation of our forest resources;

WHEREAS, the PCWID has proven its usefulness by making a most comprehensive study of the entire forestry situation and coming up with relevant recommendations and policies which have now been embodied in the proposed Forestry Reform Code;

WHEREAS, the participation of the PCWID at the national level of development planning and policy-making has enabled both the government and private sectors involved in forest development to work together towards a unified approach calculated to effectively balance the needs of each sector and the appropriate sharing of responsibilities;

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, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, as amended, do hereby order and decree:

1. The Presidential Committee on Wood Industries Development is hereby reconstituted and charged to continue its functions as a planning, evaluation and consultative body under the Office of the President, and to undertake the evaluation and assessment of implementary measures at various developmental stages and to recommend whatever other plans and policies are necessary to meet changing situations;

2. The PCWID will be composed of the following:

Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Representative of the private sector


Secretary, Department of Finance, or his representative


Secretary, Department of Public Works, Transportation & Communications, or his representative


Chairman, Board of Investments, or his representative


Director-General, National Economic & Development Authority, or his representative


Director, Bureau of Forest Development


Commissioner, Forest Products Research Institute & Development Commission


President, Philippine Lumber and Ply-wood Manufacturer's Association


President, Society of Filipino Foresters


President, Philippine Association of Permanent Forests


Dean, U.P. College of Forestry


3. The private sector representatives shall choose among themselves the Vice-Chairman of the Committee;

4. The Chairman or Vice-Chairman may create sub- committees to carry out the purposes of this Decree;

5. The Committee may call on any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the national government, including government-owned or controlled corporations, for such assistance as it may need in connection with the performance of its functions, and such assistance shall be extended whenever the same is sought by the Committee or any of its members.

6. All acts, parts of acts, executive orders, ordinance, rules and regulations which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Decree are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

7. This Decree shall take effect immediately.

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

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