Letter of Instruction No. 13, s. 1972



TO : The Chairman
Board of Censors for Motion Pictures

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972, and in order to safeguard the morality of our society, particularly the youth, against the negative influence of certain motion pictures, you are hereby directed to ban forthwith the following films for public exhibition in any theatre in the Philippines.

(1) Films which tend to incite subversion, insurrection or rebellion against the State;

(2) Films which tend to undermine the faith and confidence of the people in their government and/or duly constituted authorities;

(3) Films which glorify criminals or condone crimes;

(4) Films which serve no other purpose but to satisfy the market for violence or pornography;

(5) Films which offend any race or religion;

(6) Films which tend to abet the traffic in and use of prohibited drugs;

(7) Films contrary to law, public order, morals, good customs, established policies, lawful orders, decrees or edicts; and any or all films which in the judgment of the Board are similarly objectionable and contrary to the letter and spirit of Proclamation No. 1081.

Any violation of this Order shall mean the outright cancellation, withdrawal, and revocation of the permits of the films, the closure of the theatre or theatres involved, as well as the arrest and prosecution of any persons concerned. In the implementation hereof, you shall coordinate with the Department of National Defense and other proper agencies of the government.

This order shall remain effective for the duration of the present national emergency or until otherwise ordered by me or by my duly designated representative.

Done in the City of Manila this 29th day of September in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.


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