REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 13

PRESCRIBING FORM OF LETTERHEADS FOR USE BY THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.

By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby order that, in the interest of efficiency and economy, a uniform style of printing letterheads be adopted for the use of the Republic of the Philippines.

1. The printing on letterheads for the ministries, bureaus, and offices of the Republic oi the Philippines shall be:

(a) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
TANGGAPAN NG PANGULO

(b) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
TANGGAPAN NG PANGULO

KAWANIHAN NG …………………………..
(Insert name of Bureau or Office)

(c) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS

KAGAWARAN NG …………………………
(Insert name of Ministry)

(d) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS

KAGAWARAN NG …………………………..
(Insert name of Ministry)

KAWANIHAN NG …………………………..
(Insert name of Bureau or Office)

2. The printing on letterheads for all offices of Provincial, City and Municipal Governments shall be:

(a) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS

LALAWIGAN NG…………………………….
(Insert name of Province)

(Name of Provincial Capital)

(b) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS

LUNSOD NG………………………………
(Insert name of City)

(c) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS

BAYAN NG ……………………………..
(Insert name of Municipality)

(Name of Province)

3. The printing on letterheads for the judicial courts shall be:

(a) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
KATAAS-TAASANG HUKUMAN

(b) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
HUKUMAN SA PAGHAHABOL

(c) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
HUKUMANG UNANG DULUGAN

LALAWIGAN NG…………………………….
(Insert name of Province)

(d) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
HUKUMANG PAMBAYAN

LUNSOD NG …………………………………..
(Insert name of City)

(e) REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
HUKUMANG PAMAYAPA

BAYAN NG ……………………………………
(Insert name of Municipality)

LALAWIGAN NG………………………..
(Insert name of Province)

4. In the case of envelops, another line shall be added containing the words “Sulat Pampamahalaan.”

5. The names of officials or employees may not be printed on official stationery.

6. The use of letterheads in the English language for official correspondence with the governments of foreign countries or their representatives in the Philippines, as well as with representatives of foreign communities, shall be continued.

7. This Order is not to be understood as prohibiting the use of forms now in stock or already ordered until exhausted: Provided, however, That if the words “Commonwealth of the Philippines” and “Philippine Executive Commission” appear in any old stationery, the same shall be cancelled or blotted out and the words “Republika ng Pilipinas” or “Republic of the Philippines,” as the case may be, shall be superimposed over the said words.

8. The Director of Printing is hereby directed to bring to the attention of the President any pertinent matter affecting the form and style of printing other official stationery not herein included.

Done in the City of Manila, this 3rd day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.

(Sgd.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic
of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) PEDRO SABIDO
Acting Executive Secretary

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library