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Administrative Order No. 151, s. 2006

Published: 2006-05-23

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WHEREAS, under Section 9(b) of EO 903, the MIAA General Manager is empowered to provide general supervision and overall coordination of all government agencies operating in the NAIA with respect to the allocation and use of building space and airport premises;

WHEREAS, under Section 18(b) of EO 125, the MIAA has police authority over the NAIA premises including the areas allocated and used by said government agencies, and the Airport Security Center, which is under the direct control of the MIAA General Manager, has the authority to plan, supervise, control, coordinate, integrate and direct intelligence and operational activities of all police and military units, security and safety units, government monitoring and intelligence units and other security operating units employed by government entities in the NAIA;

WHEREAS, as Charter Member of the United Nations and as part of the International Coalition against terrorism, the Philippines must actively implement United Nations Security Council Resolutions against terrorism;

WHEREAS, in the war against terrorism, there must be a comprehensive security plan for critical infrastructure;

WHEREAS, NAIA is critical infrastructure in the war against terrorism;

WHEREAS, to ensure that security requirements for NAIA are fully addressed, it is imperative that the MIAA General Manager be given jurisdiction over terrorists and violators of the law who might avail themselves of the services of, and facilities in, government agencies operating in NAIA;

WHEREAS, based on the experience of other international airports in other countries, the concept of a single authority to control and supervise the exercise of relevant government functions including law enforcement in the airport has been successful and effective in promoting efficiency, security, safety, public service and convenience thereat;

WHEREAS, the President of the Philippines has control and supervision over all agencies operating in NAIA;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA M. ARROYO, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and law, do hereby order:

Section 1. The General Manager of the MIAA, upon his determination on the basis of validated intelligence, relevant data and information, that certain persons, things or transactions conducted in the government agencies operating in NAIA pose risks or threats to the safety and security of the airport and its users, or the Philippines and its citizens, may hold, stop or otherwise prevent the entry or exit of such persons or things, or the conduct of such transactions, or do such acts as may be necessary or proper to address fully, swiftly, and effectively such risks or threats.

Section 2. The General Manager of the MIAA may cause the government agencies operating in the NAIA to modify or make adjustments in the layout of their offices, the flow of work and other arrangements and procedures, if he finds that the same or any of them contravenes or is inconsistent with the safety and security plans and programs of the MIAA as approved by the Office for Transportation Security established under Executive Order No. 311 dated 26 April 2004, or abets, facilitates or creates opportunities for breach of security or safety regulations or violation of law. He may also make as a condition for the occupancy and use of areas in the NAIA premises by government agencies or their continued occupancy and use thereof, adherence to certain design, layout, procedures, processes and stipulations to ensure consistency with the security and safety plans and programs of the MIAA.

Section 3. Within ninety (90) days from the effectivity hereof, the General Manager shall review the activities of, and the conduct and manner these activities are being undertaken by the various government agencies operating in the NAIA, and if necessary amend the working arrangement (lay-out, design, activity list, work flow, guidelines, etc.) taking into account service efficiency, security, safety, public service and the convenience of the transacting public. Said working arrangement shall govern the conduct and manner of the activities of all government agencies operating in the NAIA: Provided, that for the purpose of implementing the said working arrangement, the General Manager shall exercise supervision over the personnel of such government agencies: Provided, further, that such supervision by the General Manager over the personnel of such government agencies for the purpose of implementing the said working arrangement, neither removes nor diminishes the power and authority of said government agencies insofar as their legal mandates are concerned and their control and supervision over their personnel; Provided, finally, that the said working arrangement may be amended or adjusted by the General Manager from time to time as and when the need arises. All government agencies operating at NAIA are directed to give their utmost cooperation and assistance in the review of activities and in the amendment of the working arrangements.

Section 4. All government agencies operating in the NAIA shall be covered by this Order. These include, but shall not be limited to, the Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Quarantine, Philippine National Police – Aviation Security Group, Air Transportation Office and the National Bureau of Investigation.

Section 5. The actions and directives of the General Manager in the exercise of his authority hereunder shall be immediately executory and shall be followed and implemented forthwith by the concerned government agencies and personnel.

Section 6. All orders and issuances inconsistent with this Administrative Order are hereby repealed or accordingly modified.

Section 7. This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 20th day of May in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Six.

President of the Philippines

By the President:

Executive Secretary

Source: Malacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (2006). [Administrative Order Nos. : 111 Р288]. Manila : Malaca̱ang Records Office.