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of 1986, President Corazon C. Aquino recognized the validity of existing Presidential Decrees unless otherwise repealed.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. 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

Presidential Decree No. 991, s. 1976 (Calling a National Referendum on Octorber 16, 1976)

MALACAÑANG  MANILA PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 991 CALLING A NATIONAL REFERENDUM ON OCTOBER 16, 1976; PROVIDING FOR A PERIOD OF EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON THE ISSUES; AND ESTABLISHING THE MECHANICS AND MANNER FOR THE HOLDING THEREOF. WHEREAS, on various occasions the people have invariably expressed opposition to the convening of the interim National Assembly; WHEREAS,… Read more

Presidential Decree No. 674, s. 1975 (Rizal Technological Colleges)

MALACAÑANG  MANILA PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 674 CONVERTING THE COLLEGE OF RIZAL AND THE RIZAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL INTO THE RIZAL TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGES, EXPANDING FOR THIS PURPOSE THEIR CURRICULAR PROGRAMS IN TECHNOLOGY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR. WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Philippines directs the State to establish and maintain a complete, adequate and integrated system of… Read more

Presidential Decree No. 492, s. 1974 (Creation of Manila Transit Corporation)

MALACAÑANG M a n i l a PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 492 June 27, 1974 CREATING THE MANILA TRANSIT CORPORATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, the proliferation of independent road transportation utility operators in Metropolitan Manila has not provided the commuting public with adequate and responsive service; WHEREAS, this condition cannot improve the… Read more

Presidential Decree No. 390, s. 1974 (Cost of Living Allowance)

MALACAÑANG  MANILA PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 390 GRANTING EMERGENCY COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE TO EMPLOYEES OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS THEREOF. WHEREAS, worldwide inflation primarily brought about by the energy crisis has resulted in the tremendous increase of domestic prices in particular and the cost of living in general; WHEREAS, the increase… Read more

Presidential Decree No. 334, s. 1973 (Creation of Philippine National Oil Company)

MALACAÑANG M a n i l a PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 334 November 9, 1973 CREATING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL OIL COMPANY, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, inspite of the planned accelerated power development program using indigenous resources and the planned institution of conservation measures, the country will still… Read more
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