WHEREAS, Chapter 2, Section 454 (2) of Republic Act No. 7160, Local Government Code of 1991, the City Mayor may create such other offices as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the city government.
WHEREAS, the City Government of Cotabato's mission is to make the Cotabateños enjoy equal rights and access to quality and basic social services thru continuous improvement and innovation.
WHEREAS, an informed public is better equipped to actively participate in the governmental programs and undertakings;
WHEREAS, there is a need to generate synergy thru partnership with the private sector, civil society, and the international community to better address the needs of our people;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAPAL J. GUIANI, JR., City Mayor of Cotabato City, do hereby order the creation of the Advocacy and Public Relations Center to interact and maintain ties with the community, and to bring the advocacy programs to the constituents of the city.
SECTION 1. COMPOSITION. The Advocacy and Public Relations Center will be composed of the following personnel:
SECTION 2. FUNCTION. The Advocacy and Public Relations Center shall have the following functions:
a. Promote the advocacy programs of the City Government of Cotabato;
b. Interact with the public and maintain ties with the community, national line agencies and civil society organizations;
c. Establish public relations network, and
d. Put Cotabato City on Center Stage as Investment Hub, Educational and Socio-Cultural Center in the region.
SECTION 3. REPEALING CLAUSE. All previous orders and issuances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed and/or modified accordingly.
SECTION 4. EFFECTIVITY. This Administrative Order shall take effect immediately.
Done this 4th day of February 2016 at Cotabato City, Philippines.