Executive Order No. 47, s. 1945

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 47

AMENDING SECTIONS 5-a AND 5-b OF CHAPTER III OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 178, ENTITLED “PRESCRIBING THE PROCEDURE, INCLUDING THE MODES OF PROOF, IN CASES BEFORE COURTS-MARTIAL, COURTS OF INQUIRY, MILITARY COMMISSIONS AND OTHER MILITARY TRIBUNALS OF THE ARMY OF THE PHILIPPINES.”

Paragraph 2 of section 5-a of Chapter III of Executive Order No. 178, dated December 17, 1938, is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Under the authority of A. W-8, the commanding officer of an army, an army corps, a division, or a separate brigade, the Provost Marshal General, and the Superintendent of the Military Academy (except for the trial of an officer) are hereby empowered to appoint general courts-martial.”

Paragraph 2 of section 5-b of Chapter III of the aforesaid Executive Order is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Under the authority of A. W.-9, the commanding officer of a military district, a brigade, regiment, detached battalion and other detached command as well as the commanding officers of all garrisons, forts, and camps directly under Army Headquarters are hereby empowered to appoint special courts-martial.”

Done at the City of Manila, Philippines, this 6th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-five, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the tenth.

(Sgd.) SERGIO OSMEÑA
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) JOSE S. REYES
Secretary to the President

Source: Malacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (1945). [Executive Order Nos. : 1W – 109]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.