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MOP, Bk 10, v.5, pt.2, 121

[ ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 310, October 01, 1971 ]

CREATING AN AD HOC CABINET COMMITTEE ON RICE



An Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee is hereby created to inquire immediately into the various problems arising out of the present rice situation and to recommend appropriate solutions therefor, to be composed of the following:

Hon. Arturo Tanco
Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Chairman

Hon. David Consunji
Acting Secretary of Public Works and Communications

Member

Hon. Troadio Quiazon
Acting Secretary of Commerce and Industry

Member

Hon. Efren Plana
Acting Secretary of National Defense

Member

Hon. Roberto V. Reyes
Acting Executive Secretary

Member

Hon. Vicente Paterno
Chairman, Board of Investments

Member

Hon. Jose Drilon
Undersecretary for Agriculture

Member

The Committee shall inquire into the feasibility of adopting effective counter-measures to the present rice shortage in the country, with a view to preventing such rice shortages in the future, including the following:
  1. The confiscation of hoarded rice stocks;
  2. The prosecution of cases involving violations of the Price Control Law, Act No. 4164 authorizing the President to proclaim a state of public calamity in certain cases, and pertinent provisions of the Revised Penal Code;
  3. The improvement of the present system of monitoring, collating and evaluating statistical data on rice production;
  4. The formulation of an integrated system capable of insuring an effective nation-wide program of rice procurement and distribution.
The Committee shall have the power to call upon any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the Government, including government-owned or controlled corporations for such assistance as it may need for the successful prosecution of its functions.

The Committee is enjoined to submit its reports and its recommendations to the President as soon as practicable.

Done in the City of Manila, this 1st day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-one.

(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) ROBERTO V. REYES
Acting Executive Secretary
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