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AO 267 s 1992

AO 267 s 1992

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General supervisory power
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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 267
 
DELEGATING CERTAIN GENERAL SUPERVISORY POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT OVER LOCALGOVERNMENTS TO THE SECRETARY OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 
WHEREAS,
the President exercises general supervision over local governments pursuant to Article X,Section 4, of the Constitution of 1987; Book III, Title I, Chapter 6, Section 18, of the Administrative Codeof 1987; and Book I, Title One, Chapter 3, Article One, Section 25, of the Local Government Code of1991;
WHEREAS,
certain provisions of the Local Government Code specifically vest in the President authorityto act upon the particular matters indicated therein;
WHEREAS,
there exists the need to delegate to the Secretary of Interior and Local Government theexercise of such authority for the effective and efficient implementation of the provisions of the LocalGovernment Code; and
WHEREAS,
except for highly prerogative acts to be performed by the President personally, themultifarious executive and administrative functions of the President may be performed by and through theexecutive departments under the control of the President (Villena vs. Secretary of Interior, 67 Phil. 451;Lacson-Magallanes Co., Inc. vs. Paño, No. L-27811, Nov. 17, 1967, 21 SCRA 895);
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO,
President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powersvested in me by law, do hereby order:Section 1. The authority to act upon the following matters is hereby delegated to the Secretary of Interiorand Local Government:a. Exercise of supervision directly over provinces, highly urbanized cities and independent componentcities; through the province with respect to component cities and municipalities; and through the city andmunicipality with respect to the barangays (Book I, Title One, Chapter 3, Article One, Section 25, LocalGovernment Code);b. Approval of the leaves of absence of governors and mayors of highly urbanized cities or independentcomponent cities (Book I, Title Two, Chapter 2, Section 47, Local Government Code);c. Acceptance of the resignation of governors and vice-governors, as well as mayors and vice-mayors ofhighly urbanized cities and independent component cities (Book I, Title Three, Section 82, LocalGovernment Code); andd. Approval of requests of local officials for permission to travel abroad when the period of travel extendsto more than three (3) months; or during periods of emergency or crisis; or when the travel involves theuse of public funds (Book I, Title Three, Section 96, Local Government Code).Sec. 2. The Secretary of Interior and Local Government shall sign any and all official papers or
documents on the foregoing matters “By authority of the President.”
 Sec. 3. This Administrative Order, shall take effect immediately.DONE in the City of Manila, this 18th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred andninety-two.

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