EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 363 January 11, 1972


By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, do hereby create local Consumer Cooperatives and Consumer Unions throughout the country to serve as channels of distribution of RCA rice and other prime commodities. Such cooperatives and unions shall be composed of residents of specific areas in cities, municipalities and municipal districts to be determined and fixed by the Rice and Corn Administration with the assistance and active participation of local officials headed by the provincial governors and the city, municipal and municipal district mayors, as the case may be. The Cooperatives Administration Office and other government agencies involved are enjoined to assist in the formation and operation of said consumer cooperatives and unions.

The Rice and Corn Administration shall coordinate this program and shall submit a list of nominees of officials who shall be formally charged with the responsibility of implementing this policy. lawphi1.net

All government offices and agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations, are hereby directed to extend any assistance that may be needed in the implementation of this program.

Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.

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