OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
WASHINGTON, D. C.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 19-W
APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO BE USED AS AID FOR THE OPERATION OF THE PROVINCIAL, CITY AND MUNICIPAL CIVIL GOVERNMENTS WHICH MAY BE REESTABLISHED IN THE PHILIPPINES UPON REOCCUPATION.
WHEREAS, it is necessary that upon the reoccupation of the Philippines, provincial, city and municipal civil governments should be re-established as soon as possible; and
WHEREAS, said political subdivisions might not have sufficient funds or sources of revenue with which to defray the expenses of civil administration during the early period of reoccupation;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sergio Osmeña, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and pursuant to the provisions of the Emergency Powers Law, do hereby set aside the sum of Ten Million Pesos (P10,000,000) or so much thereof as may be necessary out of any funds of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines not otherwise appropriated to be used as aid for the operation of the provincial, city and municipal civil government which may be reestablished upon the reoccupation of the Philippines.
Done at the City of Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, this twenty-first day of September in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the ninth.
(Sgd.) SERGIO OSMEÑA
President of the Philippines
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1944). [Executive Order Nos. : 1W – 109]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.