BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 837
AN ORDER PLACING THE FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES UNDER THE OVERSIGHT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Whereas, RA 9167, created the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) under the Office of the President;
Whereas, the FDCP is mandated to develop and promote programs to enhance the skills and expertise of Filipino talents necessary for quality film production;
Whereas, the Department of Education is the primary government agency involved in developing the country’s educational system, including the advancement of film, music and the arts;
Whereas, paragraph 2, Section 31, Chapter 10, Title III, Book III of the Administrative Code of 1987 grants the President continuing authority to reorganize the administrative structure of the Office of the President.
NOW THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
Section 1. The Film Development Council of the Philippines is placed under the oversight of the Department of Education.
Section 2. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 20thÂ day of October in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Nine.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.)Â EDUARDO R. ERMITA
Source: MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (2009). [Executive Order Nos. : 831 – 910]. Manila : MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.