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President's AO 15 transfers authority to approve motor vehicle purchases

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:53 am

MANILA, Philippines — Approval for the acquisition of government motor vehicles are now delegated to Cabinet secretaries, with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo given the same authority over those purchased by local government units (LGUs).

Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. announced Saturday that President Benigno S. Aquino III delegated the said authority under a new set of guidelines aimed at streamlining operations in the bureaucracy while promoting public accountability.

The President signed Administrative Order No. 15 on May 25, 2011 and, in effect, transferred the Office of the President’s (OP’s) power to approve vehicle purchases to specific government agencies and LGUs.

Ochoa explained that other than the delegation of the approving authority to Cabinet secretaries, existing policies on the prohibition on the acquisition of luxury vehicles apply.

“Our objective here is to delegate the authority to approve the requests for the purchase of vehicles to the line agencies that are in a better position to determine whether the requests to purchase vehicles are justified,” Ochoa said.

“In our 10 months here, we have determined that there is a need to decentralize a lot of procedures because so many papers need Malacańang approval even though we may not be the best office to process these requests. For example, we could not see the purpose behind requiring OP approval for administrative matters like the purchase of vehicles by LGUs in the provinces when there is an agency that is tasked to oversee LGU concerns,” he added.

Ochoa said AO 15 also directs all government offices to immediately account for all their motor vehicle units and draw up a disposal program for all luxury motor vehicles, which they will submit to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) within six months.


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Re: President's AO 15 transfers authority to approve motor vehicle purchases

Post by sunriser431 on Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:39 am

For complete copy of the Administrative Order, try this LINK bounce
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