BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 38
PROVIDING FOR THE COAT OF ARMS, SEAL, AND FLAG OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Pursuant to the powers vested in me by law, I, Manuel Roxas, President of the Philippines, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. The coat of arms of the President of the Philippines shall be of the following design:
SHIELD: The eight-rayed Philippine sun rayonnant in or; on the center an equilateral triangle in gules; over-all the traditional sea lion (Ultramar) of the ancient or original coat of arms of the City of Manila on guard with sword or at hilt; on three points of triangle three mullets in or.
SEC. 2. The seal of the President of the Philippines shall consist of the coat of arms of the President of the Philippines encircled by the words “Seal of the President of the Philippines”.
SEC. 3. The color and flag of the President of the Philippines shall consist of a dark blue background of sizes and proportions to conform to military and naval custom, on which shall appear the coat of arms of the President of the Philippines in proper colors. The proportions of the elements of the coat of arms shall be in direct relation to the hoist and the fly shall vary according to the customs of the military and naval services.
SEC. 4. The flag and colors of the Vice President of the Philippines shall be of the same design but with following sun in blue, corner stars in blue and entire design in white rectangular background.
SEC. 5. This Order shall take effect as of July 4, 1946.
Done at the City of Manila, this 7th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the first.
(Sgd.) MANUEL ROXAS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) EMILIO ABELLO
Chief of the Executive Office
Source: Presidential Museum and Library
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1947). [Executive Order Nos. : 1 – 127]. Manila : Presidential Museum and Library.