BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 230
DELEGATING TO THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE RESOLUTIONS OF THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD
WHEREAS, the Civil Aeronautics Act of the Philippines (RA 776), as amended, authorizes the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to grant increases in frequencies to a foreign carrier for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, subject to the approval of the President;
WHEREAS, the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 219, series of 1995, authorizes CAB to designate official Philippine Carriers, subject to the approval of the President;
WHEREAS, it is the state’s policy to liberalize the rules pertaining to civil aeronautics;
WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is the lead agency involved in coordinating Air Services Agreements preparations;
WHEREAS, delegating the authority to approve CAB Resolutions to the DOTC Secretary will facilitate rendition of better services;
WHEREAS, Section 31(2), Chapter 10, Title III, Book III, of the Administrative Code of 1987 (EO 292) recognizes the President’s continuing authority to transfer any function under the Office of the President (OP) to any other Department or Agency.
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 delegate to the Secretary of Transportation and Communications the authority to approve Resolutions of the Civil Aeronautics Board.
All orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Memorandum Order are hereby repealed and modified accordingly.
This Memorandum Order shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in a national newspaper of general circulation.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 21st day of November in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand Six.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA