Title
Supplemental Measures to Promote Energy Conservation During National Emergency
Reference
National Emergency Memorandum Order No. 30
Date
1990-06-04

June 4, 1990

NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 30

PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL MEASURES TO PROMOTE ENERGY CONSERVATION DURING THE PERIOD OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, there is a need to supplement the present energy conservation measures being undertaken for the duration of the national emergency as declared under Proclamation No. 503, S. of 1989; ETIDaH

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by Republic Act No. 6826, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. The Office of Energy Affairs is hereby empowered to restrict (a) the use of neon lights and electric lights for commercial advertising earlier than 6:00 o'clock P.M. and beyond 9:00 o'clock P.M., and (b) except during the Christmas season and during the Ramadan, the deliberate use of unnecessary and excessive lighting in hotels, motels, shopping complexes, buildings, structures and similar commercial establishments as shall be determined by the said Office in accordance with accepted electrical standards and practices. cSaADC

SECTION 2. When circumstances so warrant, the Department of Labor and Employment, in consultation with the Department of Trade and Industry, shall stagger the working hours in industrial and commercial establishments and in offices, or fix the number of working days per week in such establishments or offices, for the purpose of conserving energy: Provided, That no diminution in the pay of the employees or workers affected shall result thereby: Provided, further, That in fixing working hours and working days in the Metro Manila Area, the Metropolitan Manila Authority shall be consulted. aESTAI

SECTION 3. The Department of Education, Culture and Sports is hereby empowered to revise the schedule of school hours in urban centers for the purpose of conserving energy without sacrificing educational standards.

SECTION 4. The Office of Energy Affairs, in consultation with Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Labor and Employment, is hereby empowered to limit and fix the operating hours of business and entertainment establishments, except those business establishments which by their very nature have to operate on a twenty-four hour basis.

SECTION 5. The Heads of the various Offices empowered to perform certain acts pursuant to this Memorandum Order shall submit for approval by the President such rules and regulations as may be necessary for its implementation.

SECTION 6. This urgent Memorandum Order shall take effect two (2) days after publication in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.

SECTION 7. National Emergency Memorandum Order No. 17, S. of 1990, is hereby modified accordingly. SIDTCa

DONE in the City of Manila, this 4th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety.