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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 521 July 24, 1974
AMENDING PARAGRAPH 4, ARTICLE II, CHAPTER I, PART XIII OF THE INTEGRATED REORGANIZATION PLAN, AS AMENDED, BY PROVIDING FOR A FULL-TIME VICE-CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE NATIONAL SCIENCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
WHEREAS, the department model of organization under the Integrated Reorganization Plan, to which the National Science Development Board conforms, provides for an Undersecretary to assist the Department Secretary, and to perform temporarily the functions of Secretary in case of inability of the latter to perform his duties owing to illness, absence, or other cause, or in case of vacancy in that office;
WHEREAS, in the interest of better science administration, coordination and supervision, it is necessary and desirable to restore and reestablish the position of Vice-Chairman and Executive Director in the National Science Development Board.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby amend Paragraph 4, Article II, Chapter I, Part XIII of the Integrated Reorganization Plan, as amended, to read as follows:
"4. The Governing Board is renamed Board of Governors and reorganized to be composed of seven members: a full-time Chairman who shall have a term of six years; a Vice-Chairman, who shall concurrently be the Executive Director of the National Science Development Board; the Secretary of Education and Culture, the President of the University of the Philippines, and a representative from the National Economic and Development Authority, as ex-officio members; and two members from the private sector who have demonstrated competence in scientific and technological research and development in the fields of agriculture, industry, technology, education, and community development, who shall serve part-time, provided that in no case shall a member of the Board of Governors be the head of any of the implementing agencies of the NSDB."
Letter of Implementation No. 14, dated November 27, 1972 is accordingly modified.
Done in the City of Manila, this 24th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-four.
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