BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Â ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 245
ADDRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT THE OFFICE OF MUSLIM AFFAIRS
I, GLORIA M. ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. â The organization and functions of the Office of Muslim Affairs shall be rationalized by instituting effective performance audit of the office and implementing measures that enhance the accountability of its officials and service personnel. This rationalization shall be done by the Department of Budget and Management.
SECTION 2. â The Office of the President shall constitute a Task Force to manage and oversee this year’s Hajj with the following composition:
1.Â Representative from the Office of the Executive Secretary
2.Â Members of Congress from Muslim Areas
3.Â Office of Muslim Affairs
4.Â Designated Amerul Hajj
SECTION 3. â This Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila on this 3rdÂ of November, 2008.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.)Â EDUARDO R. ERMITA
Source:Â MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (2008).Â [AdministrativeÂ Order Nos. :Â 111 – 288].Â Manila :Â MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.