Executive Order No. 67 - Establishment of the Integrated Transport System



MALACAÑAN
 PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 67
PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SYSTEM
WHEREAS, the 2011-2016 Philippine Development Plan (PDP) of the Aquino Administration prioritizes the creation of an integrated and multimodal transport and logistics system under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework as the Administration’s centerpiece strategy for infrastructure development;
WHEREAS, there is a need to fast-track the establishment of an efficient, reliable, seamless and integrated mass transportation network/system to spur economic growth;
WHEREAS, in pursuance of the policy of prioritizing the creation of an integrated and multimodal transport and logistics system, there is a pressing need to interconnect mass transportation systems, such as buses and railways, to feed into each other and afford an efficient, reliable, seamless and integrated network/system;
WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is mandated to be the primary policy, planning, programming, coordinating, implementing, regulating and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the government in the promotion, development and regulation of dependable and coordinated networks of transportation system, as well as in the fast, safe, efficient and reliable transportation services;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 125 (s. 1987), as amended, the DOTC is empowered to formulate and recommend national policies and guidelines for the preparation and implementation of integrated and comprehensive transportation and communications systems at the national, regional and local levels;
WHEREAS, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has the power to prescribe and regulate routes, economically viable capacities and zones, or areas of operation for public land transportation services provided by motorized vehicles in accordance with the public land transportation development plans and programs approved by DOTC;
WHEREAS, the LTFRB has the power to issue, amend, revise, suspend or cancel Certificates of Public Convenience (CPC) or permits authorizing the operation of public land transportation services provided by motorized vehicles and prescribe the appropriate terms and conditions therefore;
WHEREAS, an inter-agency approach is the most appropriate way of ensuring the efficient and effective programming, implementation, monitoring and regulation of an integrated transportation system in the Philippines; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Constitution and Section 31, Chapter 10, Title III, Book III of EO 292 or the Administrative Code of 1987, the President has the power to reorganize executive agencies and/or modify their functions as the exigencies of the service may require.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. The Project. The Project shall be known as the Integrated Transport System.
SECTION 2. Objective. The Project aims to provide for the establishment of two (2) integrated transport terminals that are at par with international standards, with locations in the North and South of Metro Manila, to provide effective interconnections between different transport modes and services thereby ensuring efficient and seamless travel for the commuting public. Other integrated transport terminals may be established for the same purpose.
SECTION 3. Fast-Track Implementation of the Project. The Project shall be included by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in the Public Investment Program (PIP) 2011-2016. The DOTC is hereby directed to fast-track the implementation of the Project with the cooperation of all concerned agencies.
SECTION 4. Legal Framework. The Project shall be structured under any of the schemes allowed under Republic Act No. 6957, as amended, otherwise known as the Build-Operate-and-Transfer (BOT) Law.
SECTION 5. Implementing Agency. The DOTC, pursuant to its mandate to promote, develop and regulate dependable and coordinated networks of transportation system, is hereby designated as the lead agency in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Project.
SECTION 6. Creation of the Inter-Agency Committee. To fast-track the Project and to provide a mechanism for coordination, an Inter-Agency Committee shall be created as an advisory body and consultative forum in matters relating to the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Project. It shall be composed of the following:
Chairperson                       :Secretary, DOTC
Vice Chairperson             :Chairperson, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
Members                            :Secretary, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Director-General, NEDA
Chairperson, LTFRB
Assistant Secretary, Land Transportation Office (LTO)
The Chairperson may recommend to the President the inclusion of other members to the Inter-Agency Committee as the circumstances may require.
SECTION 7. Functions of the Inter-Agency Committee. The Inter-Agency Committee shall have the principal function of providing technical advice and recommendations to the DOTC in:
  1. Overseeing the implementation of the Project;
  2. Regulating the terminal fees that may be charged for the use of the transport terminals and other facilities established under the Project;
  3. Issuing the implementing rules and regulations, procedures, guidelines and priority actions necessary to carry out the provisions of this Executive Order; and
  4. Performing other functions as may be necessary to implement the Executive Order and as may be directed by the President.
SECTION 8. Funding of the Inter-Agency Committee. The individual agencies shall program the expenses necessary for the operations of the Inter-Agency Committee in their regular budgets.
SECTION 9. Role of Other Departments, Bureaus, Offices, Agencies, Instrumentalities of the Government. The Inter-Agency Committee may call upon any other agency of the Government for such assistance as may be necessary or appropriate in the performance of its functions.
All heads of departments, agencies, bureaus, offices, including Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) are hereby enjoined to render full assistance and cooperation to the DOTC and the Inter-Agency Committee and provide such information and data as may be required to carry out its functions pursuant to this Executive Order.
SECTION 10. Repealing Clause. All executive orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 11, Separability. If any provision of this Executive Order is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.
SECTION 12. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general publication.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 21st day of February, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary