BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 396
CONSOLIDATING THE SOCIAL WELFARE COMMISSION AND THE PRESIDENT’S ACTION COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL AMELIORATION INTO THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION
Pursuant to the powers vested in me by Republic Act Numbered Four hundred twenty-two, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, do hereby order:
The Social Welfare Commission and the President’s Action Committee on Social Amelioration are hereby consolidated into the Office of Social Welfare Administration. The present Commissioner of Social Welfare shall be the head of the office and shall hereafter be known as the Social Welfare Administrator.
The personnel, powers, duties, functions, activities, equipment, materials, properties and records of the Social Welfare Commission and the President’s Action Committee on Social Amelioration are hereby transferred to the Social Welfare Administration.
Done in the City of Manila, this 3rd day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the fifth.
(Sgd.) ELPIDIO QUIRINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) TEODORO EVANGELISTA
Source: Presidential Museum and Library
Quirino, E. (1951). Executive Order No. 396 : Consolidating the Social Welfare Commission and the President’s Action Committee on Social Amelioration into the Social Welfare Administration. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, 47 (1), 1.