ADLESD E.O. NO. 292
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292INSTITUTING THE "ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987"
WHEREAS, the Administrative Code currently in force was first forged in1917 when the relationship between the people and the government wasdefined by the colonial order then prevailing;WHEREAS, efforts to achieve an integrative and over-all recodification of its provisions resulted in the Administrative Code of 1978 which, however,was never published and later expressly repealed;WHEREAS, the effectiveness of the Government will be enhanced by anew Administrative Code which incorporates in a unified document themajor structural, functional and procedural principles and rules of governance; andWHEREAS, a new Administrative Code will be of optimum benefit to the people and Government officers and employees as it embodies changes inadministrative structures and procedures designed to serve the people; NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of thePhilippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, dohereby promulgate the Administrative Code of 1987, as follows:
INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONSSection 1.
- This Act shall be known as the "Administrative Code of 1987."
General Terms Defined.
- Unless the specific words of the text,or the context as a whole, or a particular statute, shall require a differentmeaning:(1) Government of the Republic of the Philippines refersto the corporate governmental entity through which thefunctions of government are exercised throughout thePhilippines, including, save as the contrary appears fromthe context, the various arms through which politicalauthority is made effective in the Philippines, whether pertaining to the autonomous regions, the provincial, city,municipal or barangay subdivisions or other forms of local government.(2) National Government refers to the entire machinery of the central government, as distinguished from the