Requiring All Government Agencies to Submit Electronic Copy of the Rules and Regulations When Filing Such Rules and Regulations with the Office of the National Administrative Register, UP Law Center
WHEREAS, Section 3 of Book VII of the Administrative Code of 1987 requires every agency in the Government to file three (3) certified copies of every rule adopted by it with the University of the Philippines Law Center;
WHEREAS, Section 5 of Book VII of the same Code mandates the UP Law Center to publish a quarterly bulletin setting forth the text of rules filed with it during the preceding quarter; and keep an up-to-date codification of all rules thus published and remaining in effect, together with a complete index and appropriate tables;
WHEREAS, Section 6 of Book VII of the Code allows the UP Law Center to omit from the bulletin or the codification of any rule if its publication would be unduly cumbersome, expensive or otherwise inexpedient, but copies of that rule shall be made available on application to the agency which adopted it, and the bulletin shall contain in a notice stating the general subject matter of the omitted rule and how copies thereof may be obtained;
WHEREAS, the UP Law Center in furtherance of these mandates and in order to save time and effort in the encoding/proofreading of rules filed daily for the publication of the quarterly bulletin and codification of rules, the need to require all agencies concerned to submit an electronic copy of all rules and regulations adopted/issued becomes paramount for expediency and economy.
NOW THEREFORE, all government agencies are hereby required to submit an electronic copy (Pagemaker or Word in diskette form) of the rules and regulations together with the three (3) certified copies issued/adopted by them with the Office of the National Administrative Register, UP Law Complex, Diliman, Quezon City.
This Order takes effect January 02, 2004.
(Sgd.) DANILO L. CONCEPCION
Associate Dean and Supervisor