EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 36
September 19, 2001
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 36
PROVIDING FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS IN MINDANAO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that the President shall exercise general supervision over local governments;
WHEREAS, the administrative regions were established to promote efficiency in the Government, accelerate social and economic development and improve public services;
WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections, in its Resolution No. 4561 dated August 28, 2001, has declared that the majority of the voters in the Province of Basilan (excluding Isabela City) and in the City of Marawi, respectively voted for the inclusion of their province and city in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM);
WHEREAS, in view of the inclusion of the Province of Basilan and the City of Marawi in the ARMM and in order to facilitate the supervision of local governments and the direction of the executive departments, there is an urgent need to reorganize the administrative regions in Mindanao.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Region IX is hereby reorganized to be known as Zamboanga Peninsula and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:
SECTION 2. Region X, known as Northern Mindanao, is hereby reorganized and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:
SECTION 3. Region XI is hereby reorganized to be known as Davao Region and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:
SECTION 4. Region XII is hereby reorganized to be known as SOCCSKSARGEN and shall be composed of the following provinces and cities:
SECTION 5. Pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of Republic Act No. 9054, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) shall be composed of the following provinces and city:
SECTION 6. The Department of the Interior and Local Government is hereby directed to supervise the foregoing reorganization of the administrative regions in Mindanao and publish the new composition of said administrative regions.
SECTION 7. All orders, rules, regulations and issuances, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 8. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon approval.
City of Manila, September 19, 2001.