Presidential Decrees were an innovation made by President Ferdinand E. Marcos with the proclamation of Martial Law. They served to arrogate unto the Chief Executive the lawmaking powers of Congress. Only President Marcos issued Presidential Decrees. In the Freedom Constitution of 1986, President Corazon C. Aquino recognized the validity of existing Presidential Decrees unless otherwise repealed.

Presidential Decree No. 1770, s. 1981 (Creation of National Food Authority)

MALACAÑANG Manila PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1770 RECONSTITUTING THE NATIONAL GRAINS AUTHORITY TO THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY, BROADENING ITS FUNCTIONS AND POWERS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, it is imperative to strengthen National strategy for the integrated growth and development of the food industry to insure adequate and continuous supply at reasonable prices; WHEREAS, the functions… Read more

Presidential Decree No. 1486, s. 1978 (Creation of Sandiganbayan)

MALACAÑANG  Manila PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1486 CREATING A SPECIAL COURT TO BE KNOWN AS “SANDIGANBAYAN” AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, the New Constitution declares that a public office is a public trust and ordains that public officers and employees shall serve with the highest degree of responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency and shall remain at… Read more

Presidential Decree No. 1085 (Manila Bay Reclaimed Area Ownership)

MALACAÑANG Manila PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1085 CONVEYING THE LAND RECLAIMED IN THE FORESHORE AND OFFSHORE OF THE MANILA BAY (THE MANILA-CAVITE COASTAL ROAD PROJECT) AS PROPERTY OF THE PUBLIC ESTATES AUTHORITY AS WELL AS RIGHTS AND INTERESTS WITH ASSUMPTIONS OF OBLIGATIONS IN THE RECLAMATION CONTRACT COVERING AREAS OF THE MANILA BAY BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF THE… Read more

Presidential Decree No. 1033, s. 1976 (Questions in the Referendum-Plebiscite on October 16, 1976)

MALACAÑANG  MANILA PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1033 STATING THE QUESTIONS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE PEOPLE IN THE REFERENDUM-PLEBISCITE ON OCTOBER 16, 1976. WHEREAS, when the people expressed their continued opposition to the convening of the interim National Assembly, their opposition was based on the general inacceptability of said interim body as constituted under Section 2… Read more
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