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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1443
AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5 (b) OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6395 AS AMENDED, BY PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NOS. 380, 395, 758 AND 1360.
WHEREAS, the power expansion program undertaken by the National Power Corporation covering a period of ten (10) years would need effective government support through equity contributions to NPC to sustain said programs;
WHEREAS, the present Revised Charter of National Power Corporation limits the government equity contributions to annual appropriation of P200 Million to pay the balance of the unpaid subscription of the government to the capital stock of the Corporation;
WHEREAS, to insure adequate funds and sustain the Corporation’s power development, there is an imperative need to appropriate such additional sums as may be necessary to meet the yearly financial requirements of the power program;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree that
Section 1. Section 5 of the Charter of the National Power Corporation, Republic Act. No. 6395, as amended by Presidential Decree Nos. 758 and 1360, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 5. Capital Stock of the Corporation The authorized capital stock of the Corporation shall be Fifty Billion Pesos (P50,000,000,000.00) divided into Five Hundred Million (P500,000,000) shares having a par value of One Hundred Pesos each, which shares are not to be transferred, negotiated, pledged, mortgaged, or otherwise given a security for the payment of any obligation. The sum of Three Hundred Million Pesos of said capital stock has been subscribed and paid wholly by the Government of the Philippines in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act Numbered Four Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Seven.
“The remaining Forty-Nine Billion Seven Hundred Million Pesos shall be subscribed by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and shall be paid as follows:
“(a) The sum of Twenty-Nine Million Two Hundred Sixty-Seven Thousand Six Hundred Pesos representing outstanding cost and interest of reparation goods procured by the Corporation pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act Numbered Seventeen Hundred Eighty-Nine, shall be additional paid-in subscription of the Government of the Philippines for Two Hundred Ninety-Two Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-Six shares of stock of said capital stock.
“(b) The balance of said subscription shall be paid by the conversion into equity capital of the existing bonding indebtedness, cost of reparation goods that may be allocated in the future and surpluses of the Corporation as well as from such as shall be appropriated annually out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, be they collections from any or all taxes accruing to the general funds or proceeds from loans, the issuance of bonds, treasury bills or notes which are hereby authorized to be insured or to be issued by the Secretary of Finance for the purpose, such annual appropriation to be programmed and released by the Budget Commission in accordance with the schedule of cash requirements to be submitted by the corporation until the balance of the unpaid subscription of the Government to the capital stock of the Corporation shall have been paid in full.”
Section 2. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
DONE IN CITY OF MANILA, this 11th day of June, in the Year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-eight.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
By the President:
(Sgd.) JACOBO C. CLAVE
Presidential Executive Assistant
Source: Malacañang Records Office