Executive Order No. 268: Amending Executive Order No. 208 (s.1995) “Further defining the composition, powers and functions of the National Commission on the Role Of Filipino Women”

SECTION 1.    Section 1 of Executive order No. 208 (S. 1995) is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Sec1.    Composition of the Commission. Consistent with P.D. No. 633, and until otherwise directed by the President, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Commission’, shall be composed of the following members:

“1.1 A    Chairperson who shall be appointed by the President.

“1.2    The Secretaries of the following Departments who shall sit in the Commission as ex-officio members: Labor and Employment (DOLE); National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); Agriculture (DA); Education, Culture and Sports (DECS); Health (DOH); Foreign Affairs (DFA); Interior and Local Government (DILG); Trade and Industry (DTI); and Budget and Management (DBM).

The Secretaries mentioned are authorized to designate an Undersecretary to represent them.

“1.3.    Twelve (12) private sector representatives: eleven (11) of whom shall be selected from the following sectors — (a) Labor, (b) Business and Industry, (c) Science and Health, (d) Education or Academe, (e) Urban Poor, (f) Indigenous Peoples, (g) Peasants and Fisherfolks (h) Elderly and Disabled, (i) Media and Arts, (j) Culture, (k) Youth, and one (1) representative of the National Council of Women in the Philippines.

The incumbent members of the Commission, however, shall continue in office unless replaced or removed from office by the President.”

SECTION 2.    Two (2) new sections between Sections 5 and 6 of Executive Order No. 208 are hereby inserted as follows:

“Sec 6.    New Staffing Pattern. — The Commission is hereby authorized to review, and with the approval of the Department of Budget and Management, revise its staffing pattern to effectively and efficiently undertake and accomplish its functions.

“Sec. 7.    Funding. — The initial funding requirements for the implementation of this Order shall be charged against the current appropriations of the Commission. The Department of Budget and Management is directed to coordinate and assist the Commission in identifying and determining the appropriate sources and amounts of the funds to cover deficiencies in the Commission’s requirements. Thereafter, funding requirements of the Commission shall be imposed incorporated in the General Appropriations Act.”

SECTION 3.    Section 6 of Executive Order No. 208 is redenominated as Section 8.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 4th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety-five.

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