Establishment of Bondoc Development Program Office
Executive Order No. 30

October 28, 1992



WHEREAS, the Bondoc Peninsula, which is composed of twelve (12) municipalities, is the largest of the four (4) district of the Province of Quezon;

WHEREAS, there is a need to foster self-reliance and accelerate the implementation of projects in the Peninsula so that development efforts will be more meaningful and effective;

WHEREAS, the Regional Development Council, Southern Tagalog Region, has approved the Bondoc Development Program (BDP) for the development of Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon Province; cda

WHEREAS, the BDP recognizes the different roles of the national offices, local government units, non-governmental organizations and the peoples organizations in accelerating the development of Bondoc Peninsula and uplifting the socio-economic status of its population;

WHEREAS, there is a need for an effective and viable mechanism consistent with the provisions of

NOW, THEREFORE, I FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. Establishment of the Bondoc Development Program Office. There is hereby established an ad-hoc administrative mechanism under the Office of the President for the formulation and implementation of development programs and projects for the Bondoc Peninsula to be known as the Bondoc Development Program Office. The Bondoc Development Program shall be composed of a Project Governing Board and a Project Management Unit with principal office in Catanauan, Quezon. asia dc

SECTION 2. Composition and Functions of the Project Governing Board. The Project Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the Board, shall be composed of the Provincial Governor of the Province of Quezon, the NEDA Region IV Regional Director, the Project Director of the Project Management Office, a representative of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Quezon, Provincial Heads of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the representative of all the twelve (12) Municipal Mayors of Bondoc Peninsula who is elected from among themselves, the Congressman of the 3rd District of Quezon or his/her authorized representative, nine (9) representatives of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), including Peoples Organizations (POs), and a Representative of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) as a non-voting member. The Chairman of the Board shall be the Provincial Governor of Quezon Province.

The Board shall provide direction, coordination, and supervision over the implementation of BDP, and shall serve as a forum for addressing common inter-area and inter-agency concerns. It shall have the following functions:

a) To formulate policies to guide project implementation;

b) To formulate guidelines for coordination of the line agencies involved in the project;

c) To approve development plans according to the phasing of BDP; cd

d) To approve Annual Plan of Operations and endorse annual project budget for approval;

e) To recommend project budget for Philippine Counterpart funds and to make available development funds from other sources;

f) To ensure auditing of funds of the BDP operations and approve the organizational structure of the project Management Office;

g) To approve and enter into agreement or contract with other institutions and authorize the Chairman to sign on its behalf Provided, that relevant contracts such as civil work contracts to further approval as necessary in accordance with existing laws and regulations; and

h) To submit to the Office of the President, to the RDC and Congress periodic reports on the BDP and such other reports as may be required. cd i

The Project Director of the Project Management Office shall act as the Secretariat to the Board.

SECTION 3. Functions and Structure of the Project Management unit. The Project Management Unit shall assist the Board in undertaking the day-to-day activities of BDP, it shall have the following functions:

a) To carry-out the day-to-day decisions and operations regarding implementation of BDP and its administration including personnel decisions based on set policies and approved plan of operations;

b) To submit a comprehensive physical and financial progress reports every six months to the Board and to the GTZ;

c) To coordinate with line agencies, local government units, financing, institutions, non-governmental organizations, and other concerned entities in the implementation of DBP;

d) To coordinate the preparation by the line agencies and local government units of the multi-year and annual plans and investment programs of BDP so that the plans and budgets are integrated with the BDP, and submit the same to the Board for its review and endorsement;

e) To undertake periodic review and evaluation of BDP and shall, for the purpose, design and operate a program implementation and monitoring and evaluation system; and acd

f) To perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Board.

The Project Management Unit shall be headed by a full-time Filipino Project Director to be appointed by the Board. It shall have a complement of technical and administrative support staff, the structure and size of which shall be determined by the Board.

Within the PMU, the Provincial and respective Municipal Planning and Development Offices shall be harnessed to assist in the monitoring and coordination of program and project implementation.

SECTION 4. Role of the Governor and the Municipal Mayor. The provincial Governor of Quezon and the Municipal Mayors of the twelve (12) towns covered by the Bondoc Development Program through their respective Planning and Development Offices shall have the following roles;

a) They shall coordinate the preparation and consolidation of their respective annual project work and financial plans with the line agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other local government units;

b) They shall assist in the coordination and in monitoring the implementation of approved projects in their areas in accordance with the guidelines and policies set by BDP;

c) They shall submit periodic reports on their operations and performance to the Bondoc Development Program office; and cdt

d) To undertake such other functions as may be deemed appropriate by the BDP in pursuit of the goals and objectives of the development projects.

SECTION 5. Role of Line Agencies. The line agencies, subject to the direction, supervision and control of the Project Governing Board shall be responsible for planning, work and fund programming, and project implementation of their respective Bondoc Peninsula projects and development activities. To ensure effective planning, programming and monitoring BDP projects implementation, the concerned line agencies are hereby directed to second the necessary personnel to BDP as required.

SECTION 6. Duration of the Bond Development Program. The BDP shall have a term of 6 years from the date of the effectivity of Executive Order: Provided, the President upon the recommendation of the Regional Development Council may phase out the Office if deemed appropriate even before the end of its life span, or, if found operationally effective, extend the life of the Office as necessary for the duration of the completion of the program. After its terms, all assets and liabilities of BDP shall be turned over to the Office of the President for proper disposal and liquidation.

SECTION 7. Funding and Funds Flows. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is hereby directed to allocate from any applicable funds the appropriate amount required by the project for personnel, maintenance and other operating expenses, and capital outlay expenses. The DBM shall provide the funding requirement for BDP operations under the budget of the foreign-assisted funds in the annual appropriations act. acd

The DBM is further directed to release the DBP project funds directly to the Bondoc Development Program Office subject to the applicable accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

SECTION 8. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 28th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Two.