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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 981 August 18, 1976
PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY TO RECONSTITUTE THE MEMBERSHIP OF GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND BODIES IN WHICH THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY WAS AN EX-OFFICIO MEMBER
WHEREAS, the position of Executive Secretary was abolished under Presidential Decree No. 831 dated November 27, 1975;
WHEREAS, the position of Executive Secretary was an ex-officio member of several government boards and bodies; and
WHEREAS, there is therefore need to fill the void in the membership of these boards and bodies as a result of the abolition of the position of Executive Secretary.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree as follows:
1. Authority is hereby given to the President of the Philippines to reconstitute the membership of government boards and bodies where the abolished position of Executive Secretary used to be a member.
2. For this purpose, the President may take any of the following actions for each particular government board or body in which the position of Executive Secretary was a member:
(a) Provide for the replacement of the position of Executive Secretary with another member either in an ex-officio or personal capacity;
(b) Provide that the seat of the position of Executive Secretary be deemed abolished and therefore no replacement is needed; and
(c) Effect a reduction in the membership if this is necessary to keep the membership at an odd number, as a consequence of the abolition of the seat of the Executive Secretary.
3. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 18th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-six.
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