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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1405
CONVERTING THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND THE NATIONAL SCIENCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD INTO MINISTRIES
WHEREAS, the Philippines is undergoing a transition from a presidential to a parliamentary form of government;
WHEREAS, this situation requires some adaptive changes in the structure of government; and
WHEREAS, for this purpose, it is necessary to convert appropriate agencies into ministries.
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:
Section 1. The Budget Commission is hereby converted into the Ministry of the Budget which shall be under the Office of the President/Prime Minister, and the head thereof shall have the rank, status and qualifications of a Minister and be a member of the Cabinet.
Section 2. The National Science Development Board is hereby converted into a ministry with the same name, and the head thereof shall have the rank, status and qualifications of a Minister and be a member of the Cabinet.
Section 3. Except as above provided, the present organization of the above agencies shall remain the same, unless otherwise changed by law.
Section 4. Should any provision of this Decree or any part thereof be declared unconstitutional, the remaining provisions or parts thereof shall continue to be valid and binding.
Section 5. All laws, decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations which are inconsistent with this Decree are hereby repealed, altered or modified accordingly.
Section 6. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 11th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
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