President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's Memorandum Circular No. 9, signed December 14, reminds all heads of government departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices of the Administrative Code of 1987's provision that says no government funds shall be utilized for the purchase of motor vehicles except in certain cases authorized by the president.
"All concerned agencies are prohibited from acquiring and using luxury vehicles for their operations, and to be more prudent in spending government funds, especially in the acquisition of motor vehicles to maximize the utilization of scarce government resources," read MC No. 9.
Aquino's MC No. 9, however, specifies that the following do not qualify as "luxury vehicles" and therefore can be purchased by the government:
The purchase of certain motor vehicles, meanwhile, are allowed in particular cases:
All requests for vehicle acquisition will be processed by the Department of Budget and Management, save for requests of local government units received by the Malacañang Records Office which will be processed by the Office of the President. — Jam Sisante/RSJ, GMANews.TV