The PMS traces its genesis from the defunct Development Management Staff (DMS) which was established by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos through Executive Order (EO) No. 2501 (s. 1970) as the agency responsible in providing the President with staff studies and recommendations to serve as basis for decision-making and policy formulation vis-à-vis the pursuance of national development objectives, among others.

Through Presidential Decree No. 9552 (s. 1976), then President Marcos renamed the DMS into what is now known as the PMS, to consist of multi-disciplinary/sectoral staff that can maintain a total perspective and integrated approach; as well as to act as the primary staff arm of the President on matters related to development management.

Thereafter, by virtue of EO No. 1303 (s. 1987), then President Corazon C. Aquino reorganized the PMS as the primary government agency directly responsible to the Office of the President for providing staff assistance in the Presidential exercise of overall management of the development process.4

Entitled: “Creating the Development Management Staff within the Office of the President”.
Entitled: “Establishing Organizational and Administrative Reforms within the Office of the President, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes”.
Entitled: “Reorganizing the Presidential Management Staff, Merging and Consolidating All Offices and Agencies whose Functions overlap and/or are Inter-Related, Defining its Powers and Functions, and for Other Purposes.
This mandate was later on enshrined in Section 28 (2), Chapter 9, Title III, Book III of Executive Order No. 292 (s. 1987), otherwise known as the Administrative Code of 1987”. Corollary, the PMS is also related to: a) The defunct Program Implementation Agency (PIA) created by then President Diosdado P. Macapagal as the agency mandated to serve as the technical staff of the President, and responsible for the determination of economic priorities in the allocation of public funds, for technical and policy research, and for other related actions necessary to effect the coordination and implementation of the government’s socio-economic program. (Executive Order No. 17 [s. 1962]); and b) The Presidential Economic Staff (PES) which abolished the PIA and created by President Marcos as the government agency responsible for analytical staff work at the highest level, and to provide the President with the necessary staff assistance for day-to-day decisions as well as for policy formulation. (EO No. 08 [s. 1966])


27 July 2015

About the PMS

The Presidential Management Staff (PMS) became "the PMS" as it is known today on 08 July 1976,
pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 955. In January 1987, under former President Corazon Aquino,
the PMS was given a fresh mandate to serve the Presidency as the President's primary technical arm. (EO 130, 30 January 1987)

Since then, the PMS has been the primary government agency responsible
for providing technical assistance and advice to the President in exercising
overall management of the development process (Executive Order No. 130
dated 30 January 1987 , as amended)