BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 44
AUTHORIZING THE AUTOMATIC INCREASE AND PAYMENT OF SALARIES TO EMPLOYEES OF THE GOVERNMENT RECEIVING LESS THAN SIX HUNDRED PESOS PER ANNUM.
WHEREAS, Section 3 of Commonwealth Act No. 402, known as the Salary Standardization Law, as amended by Section 7 of Executive Order No. 94, dated October 4, 1947, fixes the minimum salary for classified positions at the rate of six hundred pesos per annum;
WHEREAS, many employee of the Government are actually receiving less than said minimum salary rate and the preparation and approval of their appointments at said rate would require some time; and
WHEREAS, it would be conducive to the best interest and efficiency of the public service if employees actually receiving less than the minimum rate are immediately paid the salary adjustments they are entitled to under the law;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MANUEL ROXAS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby authorize the immediate payment of the minimum salary rate of six hundred pesos per annum to all employees of the Government who are actually receiving less than said rate but whose positions are specifically provided with salaries at six hundred pesos per annum in Executive Order No. 94, dated October 4, 1947, pending the preparation and approval of their corresponding appointments.
This Order shall take effect as of July 1, 1947.
Done at the City of Manila, this 22nd day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the second.
(Sgd.) MANUEL ROXAS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) EMILIO ABELLO
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1947). [Administrative Order Nos. : 1W-44]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.