BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 286
MANDATING THE MINDANAO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO COORDINATE EFFORTS FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN MINDANAO
WHEREAS, it is the primary duty and responsibility of the State of assist and protect internally displaced persons who were displaced as a result of armed conflict;
WHEREAS, under Section 2 of R.A. 9996 of the Mindanao Development Authority Act of 2010, it is declared a policy of the State to set up mechanism to ” address the need for a coordinated and intergrated approach in the formulation and implementation of various Mindanao-wide inter-regional development plans, programs and projects”;
NOW, THEREFORE I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by the powers vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the land do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Mandate.âThe Mindanao Development Authority (MDA) is hereby mandated to lead the coordination of efforts by national, regional and local governments, including international and regional humanitarian and development organizations, to respond to humanitarian and protection needs of internally displaced persons (IDP’s) in Mindanao.
SECTION 2. Participating Agencies.âThe following agencies shall participate in the coordinative efforts of the MDA:
Department of National Defense
National Disaster Coordinating Council
Department of Social Welfare and Development
The Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
The Regional Governor, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao
SECTION 3. Agencies‘ Support.âThe MDA may tap the assistance of any government agency, government-owned and controlled corporation, civil society organization, international humanitarian, development and aid agencies and other entities to assist in the performance of its mandate.
SECTION 4. Funding.âThe implementation requirements to address the needs of IDP’s shall come from the budgets of the main participating agencies and the Contingent Fund as well as from development assistance.
SECTION 5. Repealing Clause.âAll orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Administrative Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 6. Effectivity.âThis Order shall take effect immediately.
DONEÂ in the City of Manila, this 21stÂ day of May, in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Ten.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) LEANDRO R. MENDOZA
Source: MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (2010). [Administrative Order Nos. : 111 â 288]. Manila : MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.