Office of the President
of the Philippines
OP-CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
MEMORANDUM ORDER No. 296
AUTHORIZING THE CONDUCT OF A SPORTSFEST AND THE ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT- PROPER PERSONNEL FOR 2009
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 64, dated March 1, 1993, adopting a national policy of “sports for all” and Memorandum Order No. 212, dated June 9, 1994, institutionalizing sportsfest in this Office as part of the employee physical fitness development program of the Office of the President (OP) to enhance employee welfare, morale and productivity, the OP Sportsfest 2009 is hereby authorized to be launched on March 2, 2009.
The Office of the President Cultural Affairs Committee (OPCAC), aside from its regular mandate under Special Order No. 1579, s. 2007, is hereby tasked to plan and implement the OP Sportsfest.
Heads of OP primary offices and units are likewise authorized to allow their physically-fit employees to attend and participate, on official time, in the events of the Sportsfest.
To avoid disruption of office work, the OPCAC is, likewise, authorized to prudently schedule the Sportsfest and disburse the necessary funds for the purpose, subject to availability thereof and pertinent accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
By authority of the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA
Manila, February 18, 2009