Posted by: Elmer Brabante | September 30, 2009

Executive Order No. 277


EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 277

APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY PROGRAMME, CREATING THE OFFICE FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, AND RECONSTITUTING THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY AS THE NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY COMMITTEE

WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference while taking into account the safety, regularity and efficiency of flights

WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 336 dated January 5, 2001, the National Council for Civil Aviation Security is responsible for formulating plans to direct, control, supervise and integrate all measures aimed at preventing and suppressing all terrorist threats to civil aviation;

WHEREAS, under Section 31, Chapter 10, Title III, Book III of the Administrative Code of 1987, the President has continuing authority to reorganize the administrative, structure of the Office of the President.

NOW, THERE, I GLORIA MACAPAGAL – ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. The National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP), hereto attached as Annex “A”, is hereby approved and adopted.

SECTION 2. An Office for Transportation Security under the Department of Transportation and Communication is hereby created to be headed by an Undersecretary, who shall be primarily responsible for the implementation of Annex 17 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Convention on aviation security.

SECTION 3. The National Council for Aviation Security is hereby reconstituted as the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC), to be composed of the following:

Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications

Chairman

Secretary, Department of Interior and Local Government

Co-Chairman

Undersecretary, DOTC Office for Transportation Security

Vice-Chairman

Assistant Secretary, Air Transportation Office

Member

General Manager, Manila International Airport Authority

Member

General Manager, Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority

Member

General Manager, Clark International Airport Corporation

Member

General Manager, Subic Bay International Airport Authority

Member

Manager, Davao International Airport

Member

Manager, General Santos International Airport

Member

Manager, Laoag International Airport

Member

Manager, Zamboanga International Airport

Member

Director, Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group

Member

Commissioner, Bureau of Customs

Member

Commissioner, Bureau of Immigration

Member

Administrator, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

Member

Administrator, Overseas Worker Welfare Administration

Member

Executive Director, Department of Tourism

Member

Protocol Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs

Member

Director, National Bureau of Investigation

Member

Group Commander, Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Member

Director General, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency

Member

Group Commander, Presidential Security Group

Member

Director, DA Bureau of Plant Industry

Member

Director, DA Bureau of Animal Industry

Member

Chief Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Protection

Member

Director, DOH Bureau of Quarantine and International Health Surveillance

Member

SECTION 4. In addition to its current functions, the NCASC shall be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the NCASP and shall:

  1.  
    1. Define and allocate task and coordinate activities among the agencies of the government, airport authorities, aircraft operators and other entities concerned with, or responsible for, the implementation of various aspects of the NCASP;
    2. Coordinate security activities among the agencies of the government, airport authorities, aircraft operators and other entities concerned with, or responsible for, the implementation of various aspects of the NCASP;
    3. Define and allocate tasks for the implementation of the NCASP among the agencies of the government, airport authorities, aircraft operators and other concerned entities;
    4. Ensure that each airport serving international civil aviation shall establish and implement a written airport security programme appropriate to meet the requirements of the NCASP;
    5. Arrange for an authority at each airport serving international civil aviation to be responsible for coordinating the implementation of security controls;
    6. Arrange for the establishment of an airport security committee at each airport serving international civil aviation to assist the authority mentioned in paragraph (e) above, in the coordination of the implementation of security controls and procedures;
    7. Coordinate and collaborate with the Task Force for Security of Critical Infrastructure under the Cabinet Oversight Committee on International Security; and
    8. Perform such other Transportation Security shall serve as the Secretariat of the NCASC.

SECTION 5. Repeal. – All orders, rules, regulations and issuances, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

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

City of Manila, January 30, 2004

(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL – ARROYO

By the President:

(Sgd.)ALBERTO G. ROMULO

Executive Secretary

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