BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 99
RECONSTITUTING THE OFFICE OF THE CABINET SECRETARIAT, RENAMING IT AS THE OFFICE OF THE CABINET SECRETARY, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FOR ITS SUPPORT STAFF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, Section 1, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution vests executive power in the President of the Philippines;
WHEREAS, the President’s executive power includes the power of control of all the executive departments, bureaus and offices as provided under Section 17, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution;
WHEREAS, the post of Cabinet Secretary was created on 22 December 1986, with the rank and emolument of a Member of the Cabinet, to provide support for the President, facilitate the exchange of information, as well as the discussion and resolution of issues, and act as a coordinator and integrator of the initiatives of the President;
WHEREAS, the Administration is committed to the implementation of the President’s Social Contract with the Filipino People, a sixteen-point agenda that lays down the vision of government in the different priority areas of development;
WHEREAS, the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016, grounded on the Social Contract, translated our administration’s medium-term priorities into specific goals, strategies, programs and projects;
WHEREAS, Executive Order (EO) No. 43 (s. 2011) reorganized the Cabinet Clusters to orient and direct its programs, projects, and activities around key result areas of the Social Contract towards the attainment of priority development goals,
WHEREAS, Administrative Order (AO) No. 25 (s. 2011) established an Inter-Agency Task Force to provide oversight and integrate the Results Based Performance Management System (RBPMS) across all agencies within the Executive Branch of government;
WHEREAS, there is a need to operationalize the outputs of the Inter-Agency Task Force created under AO 25 to strengthen and more closely monitor the delivery of the identified targets to ensure that these translate into outcomes that directly and positively impact on the lives of the Filipino people;
WHEREAS, Section 31, Chapter 10, Title III, Book III of the Administrative Code of 1987 provides that the President shall have continuing authority to reorganize the administrative structure of the Office of the President.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and law, do hereby order the following:
SECTION 1. Reconstituting and Renaming the Office of the Cabinet Secretariat. The Office of the Cabinet Secretariat is hereby reconstituted and renamed as the Office of the Cabinet Secretary. The Office of the Cabinet Secretary is an integral part of the Office of the President for the effective integration and implementation of the programs of the Administration.
SECTION 2. Powers and Functions. To carry out its mandate, the Office of the Cabinet Secretary shall have the following powers and functions:
a. Facilitate the identification of a list of priority areas and outcome-based targets in the Social Contract and PDP 2011-2016, in consultation with the Cabinet Clusters, for final approval of the President;
b. Recommend to the President an annual detailed and measurable performance and projects roadmap that will facilitate outputs of the targets against priorities, in close coordination with the concerned agencies;
c. Ensure the timely execution and monitor the significant impact of the targets under the annual performance and projects roadmap, and re-align targets when needed;
d. Represent the President in meetings and such other fora in order to expedite inter-agency action towards the achievement of the targets identified in the performance and projects roadmap;
e. Assist in providing timely and organized information to the Cabinet on issues and problems submitted for decision and action; and
f. Perform such other functions as may be necessary and incidental to the attainment of its objectives or as may be assigned by the President.
The functions of the Inter-Agency Task Force created under AO 25 are hereby transferred to the Office of the Cabinet Secretary. For this purpose, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) shall serve as technical resource institution to the Office of the Cabinet Secretary.
SECTION 3. Membership in Cabinet Clusters. For the effective discharge of the functions under this Order, EO 43 is hereby amended to include the Cabinet Secretary as Member of all the Cabinet Clusters created therein.
SECTION 4. Other Memberships. The Cabinet Secretary shall likewise be a member of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Executive Committee and the following NEDA Board Committees:
a. Investment Coordination Committee (ICC);
b. Social Development Committee (SDC); and
c. Infrastructure Committee (InfraCom).
SECTION 5. Organizational Setup and Staff Complement. The Office of the Cabinet Secretary shall be headed by the Cabinet Secretary, with the rank and emoluments of a Member of the Cabinet. The Cabinet Secretary shall be under the control and supervision of, and shall report directly to, the President.
The Cabinet Secretary shall submit the position structure and staffing pattern for the technical and support staff of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary for approval of the President.
SECTION 6. Attached Agencies. For policy direction and coordination, the supervision and monitoring of the following offices attached to the Office of the President shall be directly under the Office of the Cabinet Secretary:
a. Relevant offices in the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) which shall be identified by the Cabinet Secretary and the PMS Head;
b. Performance and Projects Management Office; and
c. Such other attached agencies that may later be identified by the President.
SECTION 7. Performance and Projects Management Office. To facilitate the implementation of the Performance and Projects Roadmap defined under this Executive Order, there is hereby created the Performance and Projects Management Office (PPMO) which shall be primarily responsible for putting in place and driving a systematic approach to, and delivering results relative to the Performance and Projects Roadmap.
SECTION 8. Performance and Projects Roadmap The Performance and Projects Roadmap is a master plan of critical targets including identified annual deliverables and shall be aligned with the Administration’s Social Contract with the Filipino people and the PDP 2011-2016.
SECTION 9. Functions of the PPMO. The PPMO shall perform the following functions:
a. Facilitate the crafting and formulation of a comprehensive Performance and Projects Roadmap based on the list of priority areas and outcome-based targets in the Social Contract and PDP 2011-2016;
b. Coordinate with all concerned agencies and bureaus for the efficient management and timely implementation of the programs and targets under the Performance and Projects Roadmap;
c. Consolidate and gather performance reports and other relevant data needed in the implementation of the Performance and Projects Roadmap;
d. Institutionalize and implement monitoring and evaluation guidelines for the accomplishment of targets and implementation of programs under the Performance and Projects Roadmap;
e. Conduct periodic review and assessment of the Performance and Projects Roadmap in coordination with the concerned agencies and bureaus;
f. Regularly report to the President, through the Cabinet Secretary, the actual performance of each agency versus their set targets; and
g. Perform such other functions as may be directed by the President through the Cabinet Secretary.
SECTION 10. Organizational Setup and Staff Complement of PPMO. The PPMO shall be headed by an Executive Director, with a rank of an Undersecretary, who shall be under the control and supervision of, and shall report directly to, the Cabinet Secretary. The Executive Director shall be assisted by two (2) Assistant Secretaries and five (5) Directors.
The Executive Director, two (2) Assistant Secretaries, and five (5) Directors shall be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Cabinet Secretary.
SECTION 11. Assistance from and Coordination with Government Agencies. The Office of the Cabinet Secretary may call upon any agency of the Government for such assistance as may be necessary in the performance of its functions. All heads of departments, agencies, bureaus, offices, including government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs) shall render full and timely assistance and cooperation to the Office of the Cabinet Secretary and provide such information and data as may be required to carry out its functions.
For this purpose, all departments, agencies, bureaus, offices, including GOCCs shall designate a focal person to closely coordinate with the Office of the Cabinet Secretary. The designated focal person shall have a rank not lower than that of a bureau director, or preferably an Assistant Secretary. The Inter-Agency Task Force created under Administrative Order No. 25 (s. 2012) shall provide a copy of its recommendation on the RBPMS to the Office of the Cabinet Secretary.
SECTION 12. Funding Support. The funds to support the initial operations of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, including the PPMO, shall be sourced from the Contingent Fund. The succeeding years’ appropriations for the said office shall be prepared in accordance with regular government budget procedures.
SECTION 13. Implementing Rules. The Cabinet Secretary is hereby authorized to issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this Executive Order. The Cabinet Secretary is hereby designated to determine the functional divisions of the offices, agencies, and bureaus herein mentioned under his control and supervision.
SECTION 14. Repeal. All issuances, orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 15. Separability. If any provision of this Executive Order shall be held unconstitutional, the remainder not otherwise affected shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 16. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 31st day of October, in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.