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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 383 January 29, 1974
AMENDING SECTION EIGHTEEN OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE INVESTMENT INCENTIVES ACT
WHEREAS, recent developments, particularly the rise in the costs of oil and its by-products is expected to result in changes in the cost structure of industries making it necessary for the Board of Investments to undertake a detailed review and examination of the desirability of each investment area and project listed in the Investment and Export Priorities Plans;
WHEREAS, the above task will take sometime to be accomplished making it difficult for the Board of Investments to submit the Investment and Export Priorities Plans within the deadline provided for in the Investment Incentives Act;
WHEREAS, in order to give the Board of Investment ample time to study the exigencies presently confronting the country's industries and in order to provide for similar contingencies in the future, it is necessary that the President be authorized to extend the period for the submission of the Investment and Export Priorities Plan as provided in R.A. No. 5186.
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 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 the following measure:
The first paragraph of Sec. 18 of Republic Act numbered five thousand one hundred eighty six is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 18. Preferred and Pioneer Areas of Investment. Within one hundred twenty (120) days after its organization and not later than the end of January of every year thereafter, the Board of Investments shall submit to the President, through the national Economic and Development Authority, an Investment Priorities Plan as defined in Section three, paragraph (K) of this Act; Provided, That the deadline for such submission may be extended by the President upon recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority."
This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 29th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-four.
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