Proclamation No. 570, s. 1940

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 570

ENJOINING ALL BRANCHES, SUBDIVISIONS, AGENCIES, AND INSTRUMENTALITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT AND INHABITANTS OF THE PHILIPPINES TO EXTEND THEIR COOPERATION IN RENDERING THE NECESSARY AID TO THE REFUGEES FROM THE BRITISH COLONY OF HONGKONG.

Whereas, in view of the unsettled conditions in the British colony of Hongkong, residents in said place are seeking refuge in the Philippines; and

Whereas many of these refugees are women and children who find themselves in need of assistance;

Now, therefore, I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby enjoin all branches, subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Commonwealth Government and every inhabitant of the Philippines to cooperate in extending whatever aid may be necessary for the safety and care of these refugees. The owners of hostelries and houses for rent are particularly enjoined not to take undue advantage of the influx of these refugees by charging exorbitant rentals or fees.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done at the City of Manila, this first day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the fifth.

MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines

By the President:
JORGE B. VARGAS
Secretary to the President

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