MALACAŅANG

Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 341

REORGANIZING THE MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MIAA), MODIFYING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MIAA TO EXERCISE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OVER ALL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN THE PHILIPPINES

WHEREAS, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) which was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 778 (s. 1982), otherwise known as the "Charter of the Manila International Airport Authority," is an agency under the Executive Department attached to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), originally tasked to, among others, formulate a comprehensive and integrated policy and program for the Manila International Airport (now the Ninoy Aquino Internationa Airport) and other airports in the Philippines, and to implement, review and upgrade such policy and program periodically;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 903 (s. 1983), as amended by Executive Order Nos. 908 (s. 1983) and 298 (s. 1987), otherwise known as the "Revised Charter of the MIAA," all references to the MIAA’s authority over other airports in the Philippines was deleted;

WHEREAS, pursuant to its mandate, the MIAA has acquired and developed the expertise necessary for the proper functioning of an international airport terminal, particularly with respect to its management, operation, maintenance and development to internationally-accepted standards;

WHEREAS, in order to achieve unity in policies and programs relating to the management, operation, maintenance and development of all the international airports in the country to expand the powers and functions of the MIAA by authorizing and directing it to exercise administrative supervision and control over all international airports in the Philippines;

NOW, THEREFORE, I GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and existing law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. Administrative Supervison and Control. - The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is hereby authorized and directed to exercise administrative supervision and control over all international airports in the Philippines and shall formulate, promote and implement a comprehensive and integrated program for the management, operation, maintenance and development of all international airports in the Philippines to internationally-accepted standards.

For this purpose, the MIAA, through its General Manager, shall perform any of the following actions, with respect to the Loag International Airport, the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (formerly the Clark International Airport), the Subic Bay International Airport, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao, the General Santos International Airport, the Zamboanga International Airport, and such other international airports as may be established in the Philippines:

    1. Act directly on any matter involving the management, operation, maintenance or development of any of the international airports in the Philippines;
    2. Direct any of the officials of the international airports to perform their duties or retrain the commission of acts;
    3. Review, approve, reverse or modify acts and decisions of the governing board, officials or units of all the international airports;
    4. Determine priorities in the execution of plans and programs; and
    5. Prescribe standards, guidelines, plans and programs.

SECTION 2. Report to the President. – The MIAA, through its General Manager, shall submit to the President, through the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications, an integrated and comprehensive annual report generally dealing with the expanded functions, activities and operations of the MIAA as provided herein.

SECTION 3. Rules and Regulations. The MIAA, in consultation with the DOTC Secretary, is hereby authorized to issue rules and regulations for the effective implementation of the provisions of this Executive Order.

SECTION 4. Assistance. – The MIAA and the MIAA General Manager may call upon any agency or office of the Government for such assistance as may be necessary or appropriate in the performance of its/his functions as directed herein.

All heads of departments, agency bureaus and offices, including government-owned or controlled corporations, are hereby enjoined to render full assistance and cooperation to the MIAA and the MIAA General Manager, and to provide such information and data as may be required to carry out its/his functions pursuant t this Order.

SECTION 5. Repealing Clause. All executive issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.

SECTION 6. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

City of Manila, Aug. 04 2004

(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL – ARROYO

By the President:

(Sgd.) ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Executive Secretary

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