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MALACAÑANG Manila BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 265 DEFINING THE APPROACH AND INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISM FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM ON COMBATING TRANSNATIONAL CRIME*
WHEREAS; the globalization of the world’s economies and advances in information technology have significantly contributed to the growing sophistication of transnational crimes and their continuing threat to our nation’s political, economic and socio-cultural stability and security; WHEREAS, the United Nationals Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, which the Philippines signed on 14 December 2000 and ratified on 28 May 2002 encourages the formulation of coordinated national policy, legislative, administrative, and law enforcement approaches to prevent and combat transnational crime more effectively; WHEREAS, The ASEAN Declaration on Transnational Organized Crime and its implementing instruments, the ASEAN Plan of Action to Combat Transnational Organized Crime and its Work Programme, call on all Member-States of the ASEAN to solidify governmental efforts in areas of information exchange, training, legislation, law enforcement, institution-building, and extraregional cooperation; WHEREAS, to address the range of transnational crimes affecting our country, Executive Order No. 62 issued on 15 January 1999 creating the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime to formulate and implement a concerted program of action of all law enforcement intelligence and other agencies for the prevention and control of transnational crime; WHEREAS, current realties demand a comprehensive, focused concerted and synchronized effort which should be orchestrated at the highest echelons of policy and decision-making, not only to underscore the importance of combating transnational crime in establishing and sustaining our Strong Republic, but also to ensure proper guidelines for…...