M a n i l a
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 32 October 27, 1972
AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE IN THE SUBSCRIPTION OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
WHEREAS, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the increase in the Bank's authorized capital from $1.1 billion to $2.75 billion to enable it to maintain the pace of its assistance to developing member countries;
WHEREAS, the corresponding increase in the Philippines subscription to the Bank is $43 million in callable capital end P10.5 million in paid-in-capital;
WHEREAS, the Philippines has been the recipient of various loans from the ADB aggregating $62 million which have partially satisfied the grant need of the Philippine Government for funds for the economic development projects; and
WHEREAS, it is imperative that the necessary authority, pending in Congress as H. No. 5246, for the Republic of the Philippines to increase its subscription to the ADB be granted, as the installments on the paid-in shares commence on April 3, 1973;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, do hereby decree, order and make as part of the law of the land H. no. 5246, entitled: "AN ACT AUTHORIZING FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES TO NEGOTIATE FOR THE INCREASE IN THE SUBSCRIPTION OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, AND PROVIDING FOR THE PROCEDURE, TO MEET THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS THEREFOR."
This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 27th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.