BENIGNO S. AQUINO
the Philippinvirtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
of the Coconut Industry.
The Philippine coconut indubeing afflicted
widespread scale insect infestation, which requires
The Philippine Coconut Authority PCA) shall be tagency
the nationwide effort
control and contain the scale insect icountry.
The PCA, in cooperation with the Office Presidential Assistant
Agricultural Modernization Department
Agriculture DA), Department
Technology Department of the Interior and Local Government DILG), University of the PhilBancs UPLB) and National Crop Protection Center NCPC), with
supporappropriate Local Government Units LGUs), shall formulate and prescribe the and appropriate emergency measures and methodologies
coconut trees and other host plants, which may include mechanical, chemical, ameasures,
checkpoints and quarantine stations
coconuts, coconut seedlings and other host/vfrom such areas. The Bureau
Plant Industry BPI) may deputize PCA and the Philippine Police PNP) and other law enforcement offices to investigate and apprehend tviolating
quarantine measures, including
confiunprocessed/untreated parts of coconut, coco seedlings and seednuts, and other plants. The PCA shall exercise such other powers as may be necessary and proper effective enforcement of this Order in accordance with Presidential Decree No.
No coconut leaves/fronds, young coconut and otor unprocessed/untreated coconut products, coco seedlings, and seedlings
insect host plants shall be transported outside of barangays, municipalities odeclared under quarantine due
scale insect infestation, except when supPermit
Transport duly issued
the PCA providing, among others, that preventive measures, such as washing and spraying
appropriate chemicals, instituted.
Authority to Transport.
The PCA shall have the exclusive authgrant Permits to Transport for the shipment or movement of coconut planting mand to any points of the country.
LGUs shall assist
implementation of emergency control and eradicaition measures by contributing logistical and manpower resources including
barangay level scale insect control action team and helping
massive dissemination campaign in their locality.