BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 33
DIRECTING THE CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF THE PHILIPPINES TO LEAD THE ORGANIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLINARIO MABINI ON 23 JULY 2014
WHEREAS, 23 July 2014 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, political adviser of the Philippine Revolution and the First Philippine Republic, and also the First Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO, III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Lead Agency. The Chair of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is hereby directed to take the lead in the organization and implementation of the program of activities for the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, beginning with the countdown activities on 23 July 2013 until 23 July 2014.
SECTION 2. Inter-agency task force. The NHCP shall convene an inter-agency task force to plan, coordinate and implement effectively all programs, projects and activities related to this milestone event.
SECTION 3. Support to NHCP. All departments, agencies, bureaus, offices, national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs) and government-owned and âcontrolled corporations (GOCCs) are hereby enjoined to give full support, assistance and cooperation to the Chair of NHCP in the exercise of responsibilities under this AO.
SECTION 4. Funding. The NHCP shall use the amount of TEN MILLION PESOS (P 10,000,000.00) from its regular budget allocated for the event. Participating NGAs, LGUs and GOCCs are authorized to use part of their respective savings to defray the expenses for the activities commemorating this milestone event.
SECTION 5. Effectivity. This AO shall take effect immediately.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 18th 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.