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No wang-wang policy[edit]

During the inaugural address, Aquino created the no wang-wang policy, strengthening the
implementation of Presidential Decree No. 96.[20][21] The term wang-wang is a street lingo for blaring
sirens.[22] Presidential Decree No. 96 was issued on January 13, 1973 by former President Ferdinand
Marcos, regulating the use of sirens, bells, whistles, horns and other similar devices only to motor
vehicles designated for the use of the President, Vice President, Senate President, House
Speaker, Chief Justice, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Bureau
of Investigation, Land Transportation Office, Bureau of Fire Protection and ambulances.[20]
[21]

However, despite having the privilege of using wang-wang, Aquino maintained he would set the

example for his no wang-wang policy, not to use wang-wang, even if it means being stuck in traffic
and being late every now and then.[23][24] Aquino also traded the official black presidential Mercedes
Benz S-Guard limousine for a whiteToyota Land Cruiser 200.[23] After the inaugural address,
the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority began to enforce Aquino's no wang-wang policy,
confiscating wang-wang from public officials and private motorists who illegally used them.[21]

Formation of a truth commission[edit]


On June 29, 2010, Aquino announced the formation of a truth commission that will investigate
various issues including corruption allegations against outgoing PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Aquino named former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. to head the truth commission.[25] However, the
Supreme Court struck down the said commission because it "violates the equal protection clause of
the constitution".

Executive orders[edit]
On July 30, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 1, creating the Truth Commission.[26] The
commission is tasked to investigate various anomalies and issues including graft and corruption
allegations against the past administration, government officials and their accomplices in the private
sector during the last nine years.[26]The commission has until December 31, 2012 to complete its
mission.[26] Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. will head the commission.[26]
On August 4, 2010, Aquino implemented Executive Order No. 2, signed on July 30, 2010, ordering
the immediate removal of all midnight appointments made by the previous administration for
violating the 60-day constitutional ban on presidential appointments before a national election. [27]
On August 6, 2010, Aquino implemented Executive Order No. 3, signed on July 30, 2010, an
executive order revoking Executive Order No. 883, signed by former President Gloria MacapagalArroyo on May 28, 2010, that automatically promoted lawyers in government executive service to the
rank of Career Executive Service Officer III (CESO III). [28]
On August 9, 2010, Aquino implemented Executive Order No. 4, signed on July 30, 2010,
reorganizing and renaming the Office of the Press Secretary as the Presidential Communications

Operations Office (PCOO),[29][30] and creating the Presidential Communications Development and
Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO).[29][30] Aquino appointed former ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC)
anchor Ricky Carandang and Herminio Coloma as secretaries of the new media communications
group.[30][31]
On September 1, 2010, Aquino implemented Executive Order No. 5, signed on August 25, 2010, an
executive order amending Executive Order No. 594, signed by former President Gloria MacapagalArroyo on December 20, 2006, stating the rules governing the appointment or designation and
conduct of special envoys.[32]Executive Order No. 5 prevents special envoys from using the title
"ambassador".[32]
On September 2, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 6, extending the duration of the
operations of the Presidential Middle East Preparedness Committee (PMEPC) to December 30,
2010.[33]
On September 8, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 7, ordering the suspension of all
allowances, bonuses and incentives of board members of government-owned and-controlled
corporations (GOCCs) and government financial institutions (GFIs) until December 31, 2010. [34]
On September 9, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 8, reorganizing and renaming the BuildOperate and Transfer Center (BOT) to the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP) and transferring
its attachment from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to the National Economic and
Development Authority(NEDA).[35]
On October 1, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 9, amending Section 1 of Executive Order
No. 67, signed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on January 22, 2002, and reorganizing
the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement created under Executive Order No.
199, signed by former President Joseph Estrada on January 17, 2000.
On October 2, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 10, declaring October 2, 2010 as the
Nationwide Philhealth Registration Day (NPRD) and directing theDepartment of Health (DOH) to
lead concerned government agencies to facilitate the nationwide Philhealth registration.
On November 8, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 11, transferring the National Commission
on Indigenous Peoples from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to the
Office of the President.
On November 9, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 12, delegating to the Executive
Secretary the power to approve compromises or releases of any interest, penalty or civil liability to
the Social Security System (SSS) pursuant to Section 4(6) of Republic Act No. 8282, otherwise
known as the Social Security Act of 1997.
On November 15, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 13, abolishing the Presidential AntiGraft Commission (PAGC) and transferring its investigative, adjudicatory and recommendatory

functions to the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs and the Office of the
President.
On November 19, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 14, transferring the control and
supervision of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) from theDepartment of
Health (DOH) to the Office of the President.
On December 9, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 18, abolishing agencies under the Office
of the President such as the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) and the Office of the
Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change.
On December 20, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 15, granting combat allowance to
uniformed members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who are directly involved in
combat operations against members of National Security Threat Groups.
On December 21, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 16, extending the term of
the SOCCSKSARGEN Area Development Office (ADPO) from January 2010 to December 2016.
On December 22, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 17, forming the EDSA People Power
Commission, designated to organize the nationwide celebrations commemorating the 25th
anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution.
On December 30, 2010, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 19, extending the suspension of the
grant of allowances and other incentives to members of the Board of Directors/Trustees of
Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) and Government Financial Institutions
(GFIs).
On January 6, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 20, extending the duration of operation of
the Presidential Middle East Preparedness Committee (PMECC), led by Special Envoy Roy Cimatu,
to June 30, 2011.
On January 14, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Orders No. 21 and 22, reducing the rate of import
duty on milling wheat, cement and cement clinker to zero under Section 104 of the Presidential
Decree No. 1464, otherwise as the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978.[36]
On February 1, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 23, declaring a moratorium on the cutting
and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests and creating the Anti-Illegal Logging Task
Force.
On February 10, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 24, which prescribed rules to govern the
compensation of members of the Board of Directors/Trustees in Government-Owned Controlled
Corporations (GOCCs) and Government Financial Institutions (GFIs).

On February 24, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 26, declaring the implementation of a
National Greening Program (NGP). The NGP will plant some 1.5 billion trees covering about 1.5
million hectares for a period of six years, from 2011 to 2016.
On February 28, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 27, implementing the reduction of real
property taxes and interest/penalties assessed on the power generation facilities of independent
power producers under build-operate transfer contracts with Government-Owned and Controlled
Corporations in Quezon.
On March 14, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 28, reorganizing the Single Negotiating
Panel into the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel and the Philippine Air Consultation Panel, mandated
by the Philippine government's Domestic and International Civil Aviation Liberalization Policy.
On March 14, 2011, Aquino signed Executive Order No. 29, authorizing the Civil Aeronautics Board
and the Philippine Air Panels to "pursue more aggressively" the International Civil Aviation
Liberalization Policy.
On March 14, 2011, Aquino also signed Executive Order No. 30, transferring the Land Registration
Authority (LRA) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to
the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Hourly broadcast of original Filipino musical compositions on


radio[edit]
On August 14, 2010, Aquino directed the Department of Transportation and
Communications (DOTC) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to fully
implement Executive Order No. 255, issued on July 25, 1987 by former President Corazon Aquino,
requiring all radio stations to broadcast a minimum of four original Filipino musical
compositions every hour.[37]

Launch of official presidential website[edit]


On August 16, 2010, Aquino launches his official presidential website. The presidential website's aim
is to create communication between Aquino and the people, getting feedback from the people, telling
Aquino their woes and grievances.[38]

PAGASA Reorientation[edit]
On July 14, 2010, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) called an emergency meeting
in Camp Aguinaldo to assess the damage caused by Typhoon Basyang.[39] Aquino attended the
meeting to obtain information on the damage caused by Typhoon Basyang and to personally monitor
the repair and recovery work in the aftermath of the typhoon. [39] In the meeting, Aquino criticized
the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) for
failing to predict and to warn the residents of Metro Manila that Typhoon Basyang would ravage
Metropolitan Manila.[39][40]

On August 6, 2010, Aquino announced the removal of Prisco Nilo as administrator of PAGASA.
[41]

PAGASA was directly under Department of Science and Technology(DOST) Undersecretary for

Research and Development (R&D) Graciano Yumul.[41] A special order from DOST Secretary Mario
Montejo, dated August 5, 2010, designated Yumul as PAGASA administrator, replacing Nilo. [41] On
August 7, 2010, Malacaang announced that Yumul will be heading PAGASA temporarily, for only
three months, as PAGASA will undergo a "reorientation" to improve its services. [42] Aquino has yet to
name the new administrator who will permanently head PAGASA. [42]

Education reform[edit]
During Aquino's first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Aquino announced his intention to reform
the education system in the Philippines by shifting to K12 education, a 12-year basic education
cycle.[43] K12 education is used in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Reproductive health[edit]
On September 30, 2010, Bishop Nereo Odchimar of Tandag, head of the Catholic Bishops'
Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said that Aquino might faceexcommunication from
the Catholic Church for supporting the Reproductive Health Bill, the plan to distribute and give
Filipino couples the choice to use contraceptivesfor artificial birth control.[44] However, despite the
possibility of excommunication, Aquino said that he is not changing his position on contraceptive
use.[44] In January 2013, Aquino signed legislation which funds contraceptives for poor individuals;
the law has been challenged in the Philippine Supreme Court. [45]