REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

ORDINANCE NO. 18

ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL YOUTH BROTHERHOOD TO BE KNOWN AS “KABATAANG PANGARAP NI RIZAL” (KAPARIZ).

There being an urgent necessity for insuring a stable foundation for the Republic of the Philippines by inculcating in the youth of the land such virtues as honesty, industry, truthfulness, charity, simplicity, frugality, courtesy, neighborliness, self-reliance, loyalty, self-sacrifice, bravery and discipline; and pursuant to the authority conferred upon me by Article III, section 14, of the Constitution, I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby promulgate this Ordinance:

ARTICLE I

ORGANIZATION AND POWERS

SECTION 1. There is hereby created and established a national brotherhood composed of Filipino youth which shall be called Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal. This fraternity may be likewise referred to as “Kapariz”. It shall have its principal office in the City of Manila.

SEC 2. The brotherhood shall have the power to receive real and Personal property by gift, devise or bequest, and to adopt a seal. It shall enjoy the general powers mentioned in the Corporation Law and shall be subject to provisions thereof in so far as the same are compatible with the terms of this Ordinance; and, for the attainment of its purpose, may perform any act which a corporation, copartnership, or natural person may lawfully do under the laws now in force or which may hereafter be enacted.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSES

SEC. 3. The brotherhood is organized for 1 the following purposes:

(1) To instill in the Filipino youth an abiding interest in Rizal’s life so that they will exert every effort to observe his teachings and follow his examples.

(2) To develop in the youth of the land belief in God, love of country, honor and respect to parents, and such cardinal virtues as honesty, courtesy, truthfulness, charity, frugality, simplicity and neighborliness.

(3) To form a nuclear body of leadership from the rising generation, characterized by the highest personal and collective discipline, cultivated intelligence, moral power, initiative, and the spirit of service and sacrifice to the nation.

(4) To evolve a counterpart of the Kapisanan sa Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas (Kalibapi) among the young people so that they may grow up cognizant of the aims and ideals of the Republic of the Philippines.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SEC. 4. All pupils and/or students in all public and private schools in the Philippines between the ages of six and twenty-one years are ipso facto members of the brotherhood; Provided, that such children who may be out of school shall also be allowed to join the brotherhood upon filing an application in accordance with the form prescribed for the purpose, with the principal office or local chapter of the Association; and Provided, further, that the girl members in any particular city, municipality, or municipal district, upon the fulfillment of such conditions as may be laid down by the National Chairman with the approval of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, shall be organized into an auxiliary unit to be known as the “Maria Clara Sisterhood.”

SEC. 5. A member shall observe and obey all the tenets of the brotherhood as enunciated herein or as may hereafter be promulgated by the proper authorities to guide his norm of conduct and shall at all times strive to work for the realization of the aims and purposes of the brotherhood.

ARTICLE IV

ADMINISTRATION

SEC. 6. The general administration of the Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal shall be placed in the hands of the National Chairman who shall be appointed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

SEC. 7. The National Chairman shall be assisted in his executive and administrative duties by such officers as may be designated by him from time to time with the approval of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

SEC. 8. The National Chairman shall, with the approval of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, prescribe the rules governing the organization of chapters and units of the brotherhood in the provinces, cities, municipalities and municipal districts, and promulgate such other regulations not contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance as are calculated to insure the success of the movement.

He shall also prepare such handbook or cartilla for workers and members and other reading matter that will step up the movement, subject to the approval of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

SEC. 9. The Auditor General shall ex-officio be the Auditor of the brotherhood. He shall examine and inspect the books, records and papers relating to the accounts of the brotherhood; make a careful check and audit of all its funds and properties; and submit to the President of the Republic of the Philippines through the National Chairman the necessary reports regarding any anomalies or irregularities that may be noted in the examination, inspection, and audit of such accounts.

ARTICLE V

FUNDS OF THE BROTHERHOOD

SEC. 10. The funds of the brotherhood shall consist of the allotments which may be made by the Government, contributions by entities and persons interested in the ideals, aims and purposes of the brotherhood, and other income which it may raise.

SEC. 11. The expenditure of the funds of the brotherhood, including lump sum allotments, shall be made by and under the authority of the National Chairman in accordance with such budget and plantilla as may be approved by the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Article VI general provisions

SEC. 12. The brotherhood shall use an emblem to symbolize the ideals for which it stands. Such emblem shall be circular in form and shall bear the face of Rizal in the center, with three stars above in the form of a triangle, and the phrase “Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal” inscribed below.

The National Chairman may prescribe such other emblems as may be needed for the conferment of honors and distinctions subject to the approval of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

ARTICLE VII

PENAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 13. From and after the promulgation of this Ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any Filipino or group of Filipinos to establish organize, or form any brotherhood, union, or corporation which is similar in character or name to the brotherhood herein established, and any violation of this provision shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand pesos or imprisonment of not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 14. Any person who shall falsely represent or induce others to believe himself as a member of, or an agent for, the brotherhood, or who shall solicit, collect, or receive money, material, or property of any kind thereby pretending to be a member, agent, or representative of the brotherhood, or who shall o wear or display the name, emblem, or device of the brotherhood, or any imitation thereof, for any fraudulent purpose, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred pesos or imprisonment of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

ARTICLE VIII

ABOLITION OF JUNIOR KALIBAPI

SEC. 15. From and after the promulgation of this Ordinance the Junior Kalibapi established by Executive Order No. 156, dated May 18, 1943, is hereby abolished.

ARTICLE IX

EFFECTIVITY

SEC. 16. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its promulgation.

Done in the City of Manila, this 1st day of May, 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
Executive Secretary

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library