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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 128 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 128 - ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION FOR THE NEW YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, the dawning of the new century calls both for a celebration as well as a reflection of the need to craft strategic goals to meet the growing needs of the population; WHEREAS, even as the new century unfolds, most of the country still remains backward insofar as agricultural production methods and practices are concerned thus substantially affecting the countrys ability to produce enough food for its people, let alone provide livelihood for people in the countryside; WHEREAS, with the advent of the year 1987, there is expected to be a quantum surge of advances in the field of science and technology; WHEREAS, these advances are expected to have substantial effects on all aspects of human life, whether in commerce, information, health or the production of basic goods and utilities; WHEREAS, in the light of these expected advances, there is a need to craft policies and programs to ensure that the fruits of science and technology shall be fully developed and applied to all programs of this administration; NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON COJUANGCO-AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order: Section 1. Presidential Commission on the Year. A Presidential Commission on the New Year (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) is hereby established under the Office of the President to be composed as follows: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. Secretary of Agriculture - Chairperson Secretary of Science and Technology - Co-Chairperson Secretary of Budget and Management Member Secretary of Trade and Industry - Member Secretary of Interior and Local Government - Member Secretary of Tourism - Member Press Secretary - Member Director General of the National Economic Development Authority Member Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs - Member representing the Office of the President Chairman of the Social Security System - Member

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President and CEO, Land Bank of the Philippines - Member Chairman, National Youth Commission - Member Two (2) representatives from the Private sector to be designated by the President - Member Director General of the Commission - Ex-Officio Member Sec. 2. Functions of the Commission. The Commission shall be an advisory body to the President and shall exercise the following functions and responsibilities: a. Develop and recommend to the President the countrys strategic vision and goals in the next century on how the country should prepare and adopt expected advances in science and technology for agriculture and other priority areas; b. Prepare and recommend to the President the Master Plan on the New Year, with emphasis on science and technology to advance the countrys agriculture sector; c. Identify, coordinate and operationalize all related activities necessary to implement the countrys celebration of the millennium and the above-mentioned master plan; and d. Accept or receive donations and other conveyances by gratuitous title of funds, materials and services for the use in the planning, operationalization and management of the countrys celebration of the millennium and the above-mentioned master plan, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations; e. Undertake all other measures necessary for the successful implementation of the said master plan. Sec. 3. Committee on the Turn-of-the-Year Celebration. In order to ensure the success of the countrys celebration of the turn-of-the-year from September to December 31, 1986, and coordinate the participation of the entire citizenry nationwide, a committee on the turn-of-the-year celebration is hereby established under the supervision of the Commission, to be composed as follows: a. b. c. d. e. f. Secretary of Tourism Chairperson Secretary of Trade and Industry Member Secretary of Interior and Local Government Member Secretary of Budget and Management Member Press Secretary Member One (1) representative from the Private Sector designated by the President as Member of the Commission, and chosen By the Commission Member g. Director General of the Commission Member

The Committee is hereby directed to submit its program and plans of action for the turn-of-the-century celebration, as approved by the Commission within thirty (30) days from the effectivity of this order. Sec. 4. Report to the President. Relative to the performance of its mandated functions, the Commission shall submit its report to the President within sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this order. Sec. 5. Director General. The President shall designate a Director General for the Commission. The Director General shall act as the Chief Operations Officer of the Commission, perform and manage all aspects of the Commissions operations and other functions and duties as may be assigned to him by the Commission. Sec. 6. Secretariat. A Secretariat for the Commission shall be organized under the direct supervision of the Director General. The Secretariat shall have such number of personnel as may be necessary for the efficient and effective performance of its functions. All agencies of the government represented in the commission shall assign or detail an employee each to form the Secretariat. The Commission shall provide the Director General and the members of the commission with such honoraria or allowances as may be allowed by law and at rates consistent with those prescribed pursuant to existing laws, rules and regulations. Sec. 7. Funding. An amount of Fifteen Million Pesos (P15, 000,000.00) to be sourced from the Presidents Contingent Fund to fund the maintenance and other operating expenses, and other related activities of the Commission. For activities related to the turn of the century nationwide, the Commission shall submit to the President within sixty (60) days from the effectively of this order its recommendations on possible sources of funds and on how to tap the private sector as well. Sec. 8. Repealing Clause. All orders, issuances or part thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Sec. 9. Effectively. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately. DONE, in the City of Manila, this 23rd day of July 1999, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Nine.


WEEK-LONG GRAND WELCOME FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUMManila, Nov. 2, 2009 - If the United Kingdom boasts of its Millennium Dome and Singapore crows about its Millennium Mania, Filipinos will shout a ringing Mabuhay to the Pilipinas sa Bagong Taon Festival at the end of 2010, as the world welcomes the year 2000. From Dec. 26-31, nothing but the best in the Philippines will be showcased at the Rizal Park, the center of celebration of the Filipino spirit in the 21st century. Like a travel back in time, Filipinos and guests from around the world, will witness the evolution of the Filipino spirit in the past 100 years. The achievements of Filipinos great and small will unfold before the eyes of spectators expected to run into hundred of thousands from Day One of the festivities. In store for everyone young and old, locals and foreigners are two major celebrations: the weeklong Pilipinas sa Bagong Taon Festival and the Turn of the Century Program at the Quirino Grandstand on Dec. 31. Under Executive Order No. 128, President Benigno Noynoy Aquino III has created the Presidential Commission for the New Year (PCNY) to plan and oversee all activities aimed at welcoming the New Year. The PCNCM is chaired by Secretary Proceso Alcala of the Department of Agriculture with Secretary Dr. Mario Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology as co-chairman. The Milenyo Filipino Festival will present the best in Philippine arts and culture in agriculture, in science and technology, and in trade and industry. It will also drumbeat the meaning and importance of the Turn of the Century Program on the last day of the year 2010 or New Years eve. Festooned in a truly special fashion, the entire Rizal Park will be the venue of the festival, carrying Filipino outdoor decorations, which include buntings, surprise art objects and banners. The Rizal Park festival will put into focus the general theme of the Philippine new years celebration: food security for all Filipinos amid the countrys march to a higher level of science and technology. Its special look is calculated to generate public interest and positive exposure for the country both in the local and international media. The Pilipinas sa Bagong Taon Festival has something special and spectacular for all. At the Childrens Park, the Pistang Pambata will have big surprises for the youngsters, including puppet shows, folk games, and a higantes (giants) parade. The park will be spruced up with additional mythological figures such as the Ibong Adarna, kapre, to highten awareness and interest of Filipino children in Philippine mythology. The Halamanan ng Bayan at the corner of Taft Avenue and Burgos street will be the site of ecotourism displays, exhibits, concerts, demos and teach-ins. It will be used to propagate the care and preservation of our environment.

For the arts and culture buffs, Sining Pinoy will convert the entire Agrifina Circle into a site of Pinoy Caf outdoor art exhibits, cultural performances, concerts, fashion shows, poetry reading, among others. The Philippine Millennium Garden Show at the Luneta Orchidarium will show the best collections of orchids, bromeliads, mums, poinsettias, roses and other tropical plants. For the gourmands, the Handaan festival organized by hotels and restaurants along Roxas Boulevard and Kalaw Street will entice them with rows of food stalls underneath shady trees. Teatro at Pelikula is an open-air auditorium showing the best Filipino musicals and plays as well as


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