OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
WASHINGTON, D. C.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 5-W
CREATING THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL SERVICES
By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and in accordance wit the unanimous opinion of the War Cabinet, I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, do hereby create the Office of Special Services whose functions will be the collection, collation, organization and dissemination of information about the Philippines and the Commonwealth Government.
For administrative purposes this Office shall be considered a section under the Office of the President of the Philippines and shall have the authority, with the approval of the corresponding head or chief, to obtain the assistance of officers and members of any Department, Bureau or Office of the Government which it may consider necessary for the proper performance of its duties.
Done at the City of Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, this eleventh day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-two, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the seventh.
MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
Source: Presidential Museum and Library
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1942). [Executive Order Nos. : 1-w – 111]. Manila : Presidential Museum and Library.