In 1996, Executive Order No. 319 was issued by President Fidel Ramos calling for the institutionalization of the Moral Recovery Program in all government agencies, departments and all government-owned and controlled corporations through the establishment of MRP Officers and Integrity Circles.
Thus, MRP became an official government policy and enjoins all government employees and everyone from all works of life to participate. Moral Recovery program is a movement which aims to mobilize all Filipinos for nation building through the practical exercise of human values in our daily lives as citizens and to awaken us all to the power of these values in achieving our individual and national goals. It seeks the empowerment of all our people- the poor, the middle class and the rich through the sustained application of human values and a code of collective existence.