Title
Grant of Combat Clothing to Enlisted Personnel, Draftees and Trainees While Assigned or Detailed With Combat Units
Reference
Executive Order No. 755
Date
1981-12-21

December 21, 1981

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 755

GRANTING ENLISTED PERSONNEL, DRAFTEES AND TRAINEES COMBAT CLOTHING WHILE ASSIGNED OR DETAILED WITH COMBAT UNITS

WHEREAS, continuous exposure of military personnel to elements during combat operations shorten the life expectancy of their uniform and equipment;

WHEREAS, as a consequence, issued clothing and monthly clothing maintenance allowance are inadequate to maintain the minimum sets of uniform prescribed by regulations; and

WHEREAS, as incentive, it is imperative to provide combat clothing over and above that authorized by existing laws and regulations.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order and direct, that:

1. Combat clothing in kind be granted to each enlisted personnel, draftee or trainee of the Armed Forces of the Philippines while he is assigned or detailed with units engaged in actual combat operations. Said combat clothing shall be over and above that authorized by existing laws and regulations and to be issued once a year. Provided, That before any of the above military personnel can be entitled to said combat clothing, he must have completed at least six (6) months service with a combat unit. Provided, further, That the Minister of National Defense, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Staff, AFP, shall prescribe the items of combat clothing and the quantity of each item to be issued.

2. The rules and regulations deemed necessary to carry out this order shall be formulated and issued by the Minister of National Defense.

3. This Order shall take effect immediately. casia

DONE in the City of Manila, this 21st day of December, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-One.

Published in the Official Gazette, Vol. 77 No. 52, 6858-9 Supp., on December 28, 1981.