Congress of the Philippines
[JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4]
JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE QUEZON SERVICE CROSS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE NATION IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MANUEL L. QUEZON.
WHEREAS, the life of Manuel L. Quezon is and should be a shining inspiration to the people of the Philippines now and in the future;
WHEREAS, the values and ideals exemplified in the resplendent public service of the late President Manuel L. Quezon constitute a standard by which other contributions to the people’s welfare can be compared and evaluated;
WHEREAS, the unselfish devotion to the public good and the supreme sacrifice of life in the cause of his country made of Manuel L. Quezon one of the great heroes of all time;
WHEREAS, the memory of the late and beloved President will be cherished by his people through the generations to come, in company with the other immortals of our nation; and
WHEREAS, it is proper and desirable in commemoration of his name that the model of his life and achievements be used as a standard of recognition for all great and lasting contributions to the welfare of the people: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
To establish, as there is hereby established, an award to be known as the Quezon Service Cross, to be granted by the President of the Philippines, with the concurrence in each case of the Congress of the Philippines, for exemplary service to the nation in such a manner and such a degree as to add great prestige to the Republic of the Philippines, or as to contribute to the lasting benefit of its people. Nominations for this award shall be accomplished by a statement of the services meriting the award and shall be made only in cases where the service performed or contribution made can be measured on the scale established by the national benefaction of the late President Manuel L. Quezon.
That the President be authorized to provide for the design and conformation of suitable medal and ribbon accompanying the award, and to issue necessary rules and regulations governing the precedence and privileges of the award and of its recipients: Provided, that Congress may in the future establish such further benefits for the recipients of this award as may be found desirable.
Approved, October 21, 1946.