BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 93
STRENGTHENING THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE ROLE OF FILIPINO WOMEN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) was created to ensure the full integration of women for economic, social and cultural development at national, regional and international levels and to ensure further the equality between men and women;
WHEREAS, the 1987 Constitution in Article II, Section 14 provides that “The State recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men”;
WHEREAS, foreign governments and organizations both local and international, including individuals, have expressed their willingness to extend assistance to the NCRFW by way of donations, contributions, grants, bequests or gifts in support of its various programs and projects;
WHEREAS, there is a need to strengthen the NCRFW in order to enable it to effectively carry out the purposes for which it was created;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, do hereby order:
1. The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women is hereby authorized:
(a) To call upon the assistance of any department, agency, instrumentality, including government-owned or controlled corporations;
(b) To engage the services of persons, natural or juridical, necessary for the implementation of its programs and projects;
(c) To set up a Fund Code, in coordination with the Department of Budget and Management and consistent with the provisions of the annual General Appropriations Act, for all donations, contributions, grants, bequests or gifts received.
2. This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately
DONE in the City of Manila, this 6th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.
Source: MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1988). [Administrative Order Nos. : 1 – 150]. Manila : MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.