BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 258
CREATING A NATIONAL CITIZENS COMMITTEE IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMEMORATION OF THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEBRUARY 22 TO 25, 1986 REVOLUTION
WHEREAS, the February 22 to 25, 1986 Revolution marked a milestone in Philippine history by effecting the restoration of the democratic institutions and ushered in meaningful political, social and economic reforms; and
WHEREAS, People Power – the spontaneous demonstration of the citizens’ solidarity and strength and the unequivocal manifestation of their commitment to return to a genuine and working democracy and transform the Philippine society and chart a new course for their country – sustained the success of the February 22 to 25,1986 Revolution;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. A National Citizens Committee is hereby created in connection with the activities in commemoration of the February 22 to 25, 1986 Revolution. The Committee shall be headed by Ms. Tita de Villa and shall be composed of representatives from the private sector and the nongovernment organizations (NGOs).
SEC. 2. The Committee shall coordinate with the Office of the Executive Secretary, Office of the President.
SEC. 3. The Committee shall have the following functions:
A. Formulate and implement a comprehensive plan for the commemoration of the Sixth Anniversary of the February 22 to 25, 1986 Revolution; and
B. Direct, supervise and coordinate the participation of all sectors who intend to join and to actively participate in the commemoration.
SEC. 4. The Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management is hereby authorized to allocate the amount necessary to support the financial requirements of the commemoration.
SEC. 5. All departments, bureaus, offices, agencies or instrumentalities of the Government, including government-owned or controlled corporations, are hereby directed to extend such assistance and cooperation as the Committee may need in the discharge of its functions.
SEC. 6. This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 14th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety-two.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
Source: MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1992). [Administrative Order Nos. : 151 – 289]. Manila :Â MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.