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AUGUST

28, 2006

OFFICIAL GAZETTE

5747

MALACANANG

insurgency

and other serious threats to national

MANILA

security.

DIRECTING

EXECUTIVE

ORDER

No.

546

THE

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE TO

UNDERTAKE

ACTIVE SUPORT TO

THE ARMED

FORCES OF

THE PHILIPPINES

IN

INTERNAL

SECURITY OPERATIONS

OF

FOR THE SUPPRESSION

SERIOUS

INSURGENCY

AND

OTHER

THREATS TO NATIONAL SECURITY, AMENDING

CERTAIN

NO.

110

PROVISIONS OF

SERIES

OF

1999

PURPOSES

EXECUTIVE

AND

ORDER

FOR OTHER

SEC.

2.

In

the

exercise

of its responsibility,

subject

to the

concurrence

of the

appropriate

Peace

and Order Council, the PNP is hereby authorized

barangay

force

Local Chief Executive through the Local

to

deputize

the

tanods

as

multipliers

and

order

SEC.

3.

in

the

implementation of the peace

plan in

The

the

area.

Department of the

Interior

and

 

Local Government shall exert efforts in

securing

WHEREAS,

Section

12

of Republic

Act

No.

and

institutionalizing funding

support

from

6975, as

provides

amended by

that

the

Republic

primary

Act No.

8551,

responsibility

Local

governors

Government Units. and

mayors,

For

as

this

purpose,

deputized

involving

the

suppression of

insurgency

and

representatives

of

the

National

Police

other

serious

threats

to

national

security rests

Commission

in

their

respective

territorial

with the Armed Forces of the Philippines

(AFP)

jurisdiction,

and

in relation

to their

sworn

duty

and

that the

Philippine National Police

(PNP)

to

implement

Section

16

of

the

Local

shall,

through

information

gathering

and

Government

Code, shall

ensure

that sufficient

performance of

its

ordinary

police functions,

funds

shall

be appropriated

in

their

annual

the

suppression of insurgency, except in cases where

support

the AFP

on

matters

involving

budget for the operational

of

the

concerned

and logistical support

the

PNP

units

for

the

President

shall call

on

the PNP

to support

implementation

of this

Executive

Order.

the AFP

in

combat

operations;

 

SEC.

4.

The

Local

Chief

Executives,

in

the National Democratic Front, the

and its

military arm, the New People's Army, have been

waging

the

for more

WHEREAS,

Communist Party

an

Government

of

the Philippines

struggle

Filipino

armed

and

the

against

people

than

thirty years;

the

WHEREAS,

ongoing

insurgency

has

a

negative

the

to economic growth and national

impact on the

will

economy

and

resolving

insurgency

foster

a climate conducive

development;

WHEREAS, to

effectively address

this threat,

there

is

a

need

for

a

"whole

of

government

approach"

to

ensure

sustained,

consistent,

integrated and coordinated international security

measures

against the

Communist Terrorist

Movement and other organized elements/groups

engaged

in

armed

Government;

offensives

against

the

coordination

Councils,

with

the

Local

Order

the integrated area/

Peace

and

shall include in

Community

Public

Safety

Plan

of

their

respective

city/municipality,

the

priority

program

insurgency

security

effective

Order.

of action/thrust

and

implementation

in

resolving

the

to national

and other serious threats

ensure

appropriation thereof for

of this

Executive

SEC.

5.

All executive

issuances,

rules

and

regulations

or

parts

thereof

which

are

inconsistent

with this

Executive

Order are

hereby

revoked,

amended,

or

modified

accordingly.

SEC.

6. This Executive Order shall take effect

immediately.

DONE,

in

the

City

of Manila,

this

14th

of

July

in the

year of Our Lord, Two

Thousand

and

Six.

NOW,

ARROYO,

THEREFORE,

President

I,

GLORIA

MACAPAGAL-

of the

Republic

of the

Philippines,

by

virtue

of the

powers

vested

in

me

by

law,

do hereby

order

the following:

 

By the

(Sgd.) GLORIA

MACAPAGAL-ARROYO

President of the

Philippines

President:

SECTION

1. The PNP shall

support the AFP in

combat operations involving the suppression of

(Sgd.)

EDUARDO

R.

ERMITA

Executive

Secretary