WHEREAS, close and effective working relations between the President and members of the National Security Council (NSC) on the one hand, and the National Intelligence Coordinating Council (NICA) and members of the Intelligence Community on the other must be established;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby direct the National Security Director to provide regular guidance and direction to the National Intelligence Coordinating Council (NICA) and members of the Intelligence community.
The National Security Director shall review the organization and personnel assignments and fill-up, as well as plans, programs, and policies of the NICA. He shall oversee its operations, process its reports and the timely dissemination thereof to concerned or action agencies, and take whatever necessary measures to develop NICA and revitalize the national intelligence effort.
The National Security Director, working closely and jointly with the Secretary of Justice and the Secretary of National Defense, shall review the plans, programs and budget of the Intelligence Community, conduct periodically an audit of its overall performance, and undertake such other tasks as may be necessary to ensure that its activities are responsive to the needs and requirements of the President and the National Security Council.
In the performance of his tasks, the National Security Director may avail of the services and facilities of the other agencies and departments of the Government.
This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 20th day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.