Office of the President
of the Philippines
MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 54
DIRECTING ALL DEPARTMENT SECRETARIES AND HEADS OF AGENCIES, BUREAUS OR OFFICES OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE CITY OF ZAMBOANGA AND ADJOINING PROVINCES TO ENSURE THE DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES
WHEREAS, there is a need to ensure that government agencies in the City of Zamboanga and adjoining provinces are functioning and that government services are being delivered despite the on-going violent attacks by rogue and armed groups in the area.
NOW, THEREFORE, all Department Secretaries and Heads of Agencies, Bureaus or Offices of the government with offices/branches located in the City of Zamboanga and adjoining provinces are hereby ordered to assess the normal functioning of their respective regional/provincial/local offices/branches and ensure the delivery of government services in said localities.
In the event that the said offices/branches are unable to operate and function normally, they are hereby instructed to deal and collaborate with the local government units (LGU) concerned for the continuous delivery of government services.
This Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 12th day of September, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen.
By Authority of the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.