BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 35
TRANSFERRING THE CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER ON TRANSNATIONAL CRIME FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 62 (s. 1999) created the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC) under the Office of the President (OP), and placed it under the control and supervision of the National Police Commission;
WHEREAS, under Executive Order No. 735 (s. 2008), the control and supervision of PCTC has been placed under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG);
WHEREAS, the PCTC is tasked to formulate and implement a concerted program of action of all law enforcement and intelligence agencies, in coordination with other government agencies, for the prevention and control of transnational crime;
WHEREAS, the government needs to enhance the coordination between its departments, bureaus, offices, agencies and instrumentalities for a “whole of government” approach towards a more efficient, coordinated, collaborative, and synergized effort against organized transnational criminal activity, and to link national efforts with international agencies and institutions directly involved in the global campaign against transnational crime;
WHEREAS, in order to ensure the effective implementation of government efforts in combating transnational crimes, there is an urgent need to return to the Office of the President the direct control and supervision over PCTC;
WHEREAS, under Section 31, Chapter 20, Title III, Book III of the Administrative Code of 1987, the President has the continuing authority to reorganize the administrative structure of OP.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order the following:
SECTION 1. Transfer of PCTC from DILG to OP. The direct control and supervision over PCTC is hereby transferred from DILG to OP.
SECTION 2. Repealing Clause. All executive orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 3. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 11th day of April in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.