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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 895, (1979-07-25)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 895, July 25, 1979 ]

TO: (1) All Heads of Ministries, Bureaus and Offices of the National Government
  (2) Regional Directors
SUBJECT: Further Strengthening the Administrative Capacity for Regional Operations.

To further improve on the not of minimum administrative powers delegated to the regional directors of ministries, bureaus and agencies of the executive branch of the Rational Government (excluding corporations) as embodied under Letter of Instructions No. 448, the following modifications/additions are hereby prescribed:

Approve negotiation of contracts for services, or for furnishing supplies, materials and equipment involving an amount not exceeding P100,000.00 within a given Quarter provided, however, that authority in excess of P100,000.00 may further be authorized at the discretion of the appropriate ministry or agency head;
Exercise appointing authority over original and promotional appointments, and for reinstatement to positions up to second level which includes supervisory positions below division chief.
Accept donations such as duly titled real property and personal property to be used by the office.
The provisions of paragraph 2.c of LOI 448 on general provisions is hereby amended to read as follows:
"The exercise of the authority herein delegated shall in all canes be subject to national policies which are now existing or may be promulgated."

DONE in the City of Manila, this 25th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Nine.

President of the Philippines