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[LETTER OF IMPLEMENTATION NO. 78, (1978-12-20)](http://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l53b8)
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[ LETTER OF IMPLEMENTATION NO. 78, December 20, 1978 ]

DIRECTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MAJOR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

WHEREAS, the national government budget provided significant amounts for activities important to the countryside;

WHEREAS, the human settlements approach calls for location-specific projects that are consistent with local development strategy and plans and with the eleven (11) basic needs of man;

WHEREAS, the old practice of pork barrel allocations must be discontinued in favor of fund allocations determined on the basis of an overall national development plan;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, do hereby direct the following measures in implementation of the CY 1979 budget;
  1. The national government project schedules for the various regions/provinces/cities/municipalities of the country, 1 as presented in the attached Document are hereby approved, covering the following areas and to accompany the basic infrastructure and other capital outlays program of the national government:

    Medical Services

    Construction of rural health units and barrio health stations
    Construction and improvement of hospitals and sanitaria
    Operation and maintenance of existing hospitals
    Opening and establishment of hospitals
    Distribution of drugs and medicines

    Education, Culture and Technology

    Construction, repair and rehabilitation of school buildings
    Construction and renovation of national high schools and colleges
    Operation and maintenance of national high schools Aid to local schools

    Sports and Recreation

    Promotion and financing of an integrated physical education Program

    Mobility

    Construction, rehabilitation and improvement of national provincial, city and municipal roads and bridges
    Construction of barangay roads and bridges
    Repair and maintenance of roads and bridges

    Ecological Balance

    Reforestation

    Shelter

    Land home development and improvement Loan assistance

    Food

    Agricultural development program
    Promotion of home management and rural youth development
    Immunization, control and prevention of animal diseases
    Nationwide  food assistance program

    Public Buildings

    Repair, rehabilitation and renovation of national government buildings
    Construction of police headquarters, stations, fire stations, jails and training centers

  2. The Minister of the Budget shall release the funds in accordance with the  approved program and  shall inform all local government heads, through Members of the Batasang Pambansa, Provincial Governor and Mayors of Cities and Municipalities, of the projects and the corresponding amounts earmarked for their respective localities.
  1. The funds  shall be released in accordance with the implementation schedule contained in the attached Document, subject to availability of cash at the indicated times and to the usual budgetary reserves.  The implementing agencies concerned shall comply with the project listing and implementation schedule and shall not withhold any amounts intended for regional distribution except as may be duly authorized under P.D. No. 1177.
Done  in the  City of Manila,  this 20th day of December, in the year of Our Lord,  nineteen hundred and seventy-eight. the President:

     
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
     
President
     
Republic of the Philippines
       
       
  By the President:    
       
  (Sgd.) JACOBO C. CLAVE    
  Presidential Executive Assistant    

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