Executive Order No. 79, s. 1945

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 79

CREATING A QUEZON MEMORIAL COMMITTEE TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE NATION-WIDE CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ERECTION OF A NATIONAL MONUMENT IN HONOR OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MANUEL L. QUEZON.

By virtue of the powers in me vested by law, I, SERGIO OSMEÑA, President of the Philippines, do hereby create and constitute a Quezon Memorial Committee which shall be composed of the following;

Hon. Alfredo Montelibano Chairman
Hon. Tomas B. Morato Member
Dr. Pedro J. Velasco Member
Atty. Antonio D. Paguia Member
Mr. Angel Marin Member
Mr. Antonio Rivero Member
Mr. Gil J. Puyat Member
Hon. Pedro C. Hernaez Member
Col. Artemio Nabor Executive Secretary

The Committee shall take charge of the nation-wide campaign to raise funds for the erection of a national monument in honor of the late President Manuel L. Quezon, as well as the selection of the most suitable site on which to erect the same The Quezon Memorial Committee is hereby authorized to appoint and organize as many subcommittees as may be necessary in the provinces, municipalities, and chartered cities, and to promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the work entrusted to it. The Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be designated by the Chairman and shall submit its report to the President from time to time.

All funds coming into the Treasury of the Quezon Memorial Committee shall be deposited with the Philippine National Bank, and the necessary withdrawals therefrom shall be made only by checks duly signed by the Treasurer of the Committee and countersigned by the Chairman and by the Auditor to be designated by the Secretary of Health and Public Welfare.

All books of accounts kept in connection with the campaign shall always be made available for audit by the authorized representative of the Auditor General.

Done at the City of Manila, this 17th day of December, in, the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-five, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the eleventh.

(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.