BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 73
AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EDSA FREEDOM CENTER INSIDE CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 82 dated February 1999 constituted the EDSA People Power Commission that will closely coordinate with the Spirit of EDSA Foundation and other similar private sector groups to perpetuate and propagate the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution;
WHEREAS, for the purpose of promoting and perpetuating the true and strong spirit of the Filipino People Power revolutions and honoring the deeds and memories of contemporary Filipino heroes, the EDSA People Power Commission is committed to construct and establish the EDSA Freedom Center inside Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, particularly in the area behind and adjacent to the People Power Monument;
WHEREAS, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo is a facility of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP);
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 order the following:
SECTION I. The Chief of Staff, AFP, is hereby authorized to make available, under a usufruct arrangement, to the EDSA People Power Commission a two thousand (2,000)-square meter area inside Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, behind and adjacent to the People Power Monument, as site for the EDSA Freedom Center to be constructed, established and maintained by the said Commission.
SEC. 2. The Chief of Staff, AFP, shall enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the EDSA People Power Commission upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, subject to approval by the Secretary of National Defense, to implement this Order.
SEC. 3. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, 24th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand and two.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (2002). [Executive Order Nos. : 1 – 100]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.