BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 657
AMENDING SECTION 1 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 480 DATED 27 DECEMBER 2005
WHEREAS, the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) was created under the Office of the President to bring about focus and substantive results in the campaign of the Government against criminality;
WHEREAS, the membership of the PAOCC had been updated several times to meet the exigencies of changing times, the latest of which was by virtue of Executive Order No. 480 (s. 2005);
WHEREAS, enhanced coordination between the Government and the private sector is important in the fight against criminality;
WHEREAS, the Administrative Code of 1987 empowers the President with the continuing authority to reorganize the Office of the President;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1.Â Amendment of Section 1 of Executive Order No. 480 (s. 2005). â Section 1 of Executive Order No. 480 (s. 2005) is hereby amended to read as follows:
“The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission shall now be composed of the following:
The Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
The National Security Adviser
The Secretary of Justice
The Secretary of National Defense
The Secretary of Transportation and Communications
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Four (4) representatives from the Private Sector to be appointed by the President
The President may designate a Co-Vice-Chairman from among the members representing the private sector.”
SECTION 2.Â Repealing Clause. â All executive issuances or portions thereof which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby revoked, amended or modified accordingly.
SECTION 3.Â Effectivity. â This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 28th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seven.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA
Source: MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (2007). [Executive Order Nos. : 601-700]. Manila : MalcaÃ±ang Records Office.